Average Bench: 94% (168th of 956)

Based on 7,348 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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Excellent average bench

The Crucial MX200 250GB averaged just 6.0% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 49.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 337MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 341MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,348 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 426 472
301 Write 411 468
258 Mixed 337 381
220 SusWrite 341 452
85.2% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 27.6 33.2
41.8 4K Write 88 124
25.3 4K Mixed 39 48.8
138% 51.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 DQ Read 307 379
88 DQ Write 294 359
42.6 DQ Mixed 208 257
182% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 462 457 335 37 458 MB/s
Read 467
Write 463
Mixed 374
SusWrite 364
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 45.5
164% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 252
215% 315 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 288 291 299 285 292 MB/s
Read 454
Write 451
Mixed 361
SusWrite 296
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 35.3
136% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 258
224% 331 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 280 299 305 305 304 MB/s
Read 411
Write 386
Mixed 329
SusWrite 301
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 35.3
123% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 200
163% 232 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.7 0 0 5 24 MB/s
Read 350
Write 13.4
Mixed 16.8
SusWrite 8.6
20% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 7.8
48% 11.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,546,251 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 23,954 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,127

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