Average Bench: 83.4% (141st of 853)

Based on 4,714 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT250MX200SSD1, Crucial_CT250MX200SSD1

The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Acceleration (DWA) which is a new dynamically sized SLC cache. Samsung were the first to introduce SLC caching on the 840 Evo nearly two years ago so Crucial are somewhat late to the party. SLC caches generally only help performance in corner case real word scenarios and benchmarks. I prefer drives without SLC caches because they offer more consistent and sustainable real world IO. Comparing the MX100 and MX200 shows that the newer MX200 has a significantly faster peak write speed which is of course explained by the new DWA cache. Price is the deciding factor between the MX100 and MX200 so although the MX200 isn't priced aggressively yet, it will almost certainly move up the value rankings when retailers build stocks and subsequently cut prices. [Feb '15 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The Crucial MX200 250GB averaged just 16.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX200 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 37.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 41.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 172MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,714 samples)
Min Avg Max
469 Read 507 527
255 Write 369 399
257 Mixed 378 415
92.8% 418 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 27.1 32.9
38.2 4K Write 71.7 103
12.8 4K Mixed 24.1 34.1
110% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 172 356
53 DQ Write 173 278
12.4 DQ Mixed 41.3 66.8
67.1% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
14GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 374
Mixed 408
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 33.4
135% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 66.4
113% 223 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 390
Mixed 411
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 29.5
129% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 65.9
110% 214 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 523
Write 305
Mixed 299
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 23.2
95% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 39.7
79% 160 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 321
Mixed 242
77% 350 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 25.1
103% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 22
DQ Write 41.4
DQ Mixed 28.9
23% 30.8 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,134

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