Average Bench: 82.3% (158th of 850)

Based on 4,117 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 17.6% 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 26.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 70.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 40.8%. 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 39.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 171MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,117 samples)
Min Avg Max
382 Read 505 528
250 Write 366 399
239 Mixed 373 415
92.1% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 26.6 33.2
37.6 4K Write 70.3 102
12.2 4K Mixed 23.3 34.2
107% 40.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.7 DQ Read 171 359
54.8 DQ Write 171 278
11.8 DQ Mixed 39.1 66.5
65.6% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
158GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 399
Mixed 413
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 20
123% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 59.2
111% 222 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 380
Mixed 289
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 28
105% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 65
94% 175 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 398
Mixed 414
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 15.5
96% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 55.6
78% 146 MB/s
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Workstation 64%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,109

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