Average Bench: 83% (152nd of 863)

Based on 6,246 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 17.0% 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 Random Read Speed 26.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 40.6%. 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 41.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 181MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,246 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 503 527
251 Write 366 399
236 Mixed 375 416
92.1% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 26.9 32.8
34.8 4K Write 70.6 100
12.3 4K Mixed 23.7 34
109% 40.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 181 357
60 DQ Write 177 277
12.1 DQ Mixed 41.8 66.8
69.1% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
24GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 379
Mixed 396
94% 425 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 28
119% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 63.4
83% 151 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 370
Mixed 394
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 17.4
109% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 32.4
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 51
60% 98.7 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 388
Mixed 410
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 12.1
92% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 31.8
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 12.1
48% 99.4 MB/s
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AmazonUS $249.973 days ago.
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Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 14,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,309

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