Average Bench: 81.9% - 157th / 836

Based on 3,336 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 18.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.3MB/s
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 44.8%. 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 40.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 501 527
249 Write 363 399
237 Mixed 375 416
91.6% 413 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 26.4 33.3
33 4K Write 70.3 102
12.1 4K Mixed 23.3 34.6
107% 40 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 DQ Read 170 361
47.9 DQ Write 172 279
12 DQ Mixed 40.4 66.6
66.5% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 399
Mixed 417
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 20.3
127% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 33.8
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 19.9
30% 53.4 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 382
Mixed 411
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 15.8
111% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 95.1
DQ Mixed 16.5
25% 45.8 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 376
Mixed 397
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 20.3
86% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 41.7
DQ Mixed 12.8
28% 59.5 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

 Prices

BHPhotoUS $84.0020 days ago.
AmazonUS $88.958 days ago.
EbayUS $123.6520 mins ago.
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Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 10,860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,032

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