Average Bench: 85.2% (227th of 955)

Based on 7,843 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 14.8% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 90.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 45.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 204MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 329MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,843 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 478 527
269 Write 380 463
240 Mixed 359 415
221 SusWrite 329 441
86.7% 387 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 27.1 32.9
41.4 4K Write 75.4 117
13.8 4K Mixed 28.1 46.7
117% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 DQ Read 204 374
62.9 DQ Write 200 343
13.7 DQ Mixed 90.5 254
98.6% 165 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
188GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 467 467 467 467 467 MB/s
Read 472
Write 465
Mixed 363
SusWrite 467
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 48
171% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 253
218% 322 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 410 436 448 446 450 MB/s
Read 455
Write 427
Mixed 336
SusWrite 416
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 48.6
161% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 251
214% 312 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: MU04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 415 218 425 425 420 MB/s
Read 424
Write 424
Mixed 329
SusWrite 387
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 43.8
164% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 255
220% 325 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 392 372 295 298 298 MB/s
Read 452
Write 447
Mixed 361
SusWrite 342
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 44.5
159% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 254
220% 325 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 299 301 299 298 303 MB/s
Read 415
Write 308
Mixed 244
SusWrite 298
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 33
122% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 153
140% 209 MB/s
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Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 21,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,207

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