Average Bench: 81.9% (158th of 848)

Based on 3,776 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 18.0% 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 26.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 40%. 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 42.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 167MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,776 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 500 528
255 Write 367 399
200 Mixed 369 415
91.4% 412 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 26.5 33.4
37.4 4K Write 69.1 105
12.4 4K Mixed 23.6 34.8
107% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 167 356
52.4 DQ Write 168 279
12.1 DQ Mixed 42.2 66.6
66.3% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 528
Write 399
Mixed 413
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 30
139% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 33.3
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 19.5
29% 51.9 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 345
Mixed 392
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 25.9
102% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 98
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 46.5
53% 88.6 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 396
Mixed 304
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 55.1
4K Mixed 13
77% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 26.1
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 13.3
44% 88.3 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $155.9910 days ago.
EbayUS $390.001 day ago.
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Gaming 94%
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Desktop
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,065

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