Average Bench: 81.9% (227th of 927)

Based on 8,689 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 68.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 41.9%. 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 40.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 171MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,689 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 502 527
252 Write 366 399
240 Mixed 374 416
91.9% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 26.4 32.7
31.1 4K Write 68.3 96.3
12.7 4K Mixed 23.6 33.7
106% 39.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.9 DQ Read 171 353
52.8 DQ Write 166 271
12.3 DQ Mixed 40.6 66.5
65.7% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
190GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 397
Mixed 417
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 33.1
140% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 66.3
111% 217 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 528
Write 395
Mixed 413
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 19.4
120% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 19.2
90% 205 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 362
Mixed 397
93% 418 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 50.1
4K Mixed 15.4
85% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 27
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 15.1
26% 49.2 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 358
Mixed 390
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 28.1
4K Mixed 14.3
66% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 20.7
DQ Write 44.3
DQ Mixed 49.1
33% 38.1 MB/s
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Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 20,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,277

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