Average Bench: 82.9% (181st of 908)

Based on 7,102 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]


Very good average bench

The Crucial MX200 250GB averaged just 17.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 41.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 43.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 176MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,102 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 500 527
254 Write 367 399
252 Mixed 374 416
91.8% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 26.9 32.6
37.1 4K Write 70.3 99.6
13.4 4K Mixed 24.2 33.9
109% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 DQ Read 176 348
53.5 DQ Write 172 276
13 DQ Mixed 43.4 66.8
68.6% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 523
Write 395
Mixed 413
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 25.7
123% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 39.5
76% 149 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 396
Mixed 412
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 29
117% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 14.3
66% 150 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 518
Write 388
Mixed 405
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 18.4
111% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 31.4
DQ Write 83.6
DQ Mixed 46.4
39% 53.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,038,103 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 18,624 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,239

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