Average Bench: 83.1% (143rd of 848)

Based on 3,615 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 16.9% 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 26.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 38.3%. 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 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 504 527
266 Write 370 398
236 Mixed 372 415
92.2% 416 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 26.7 33.3
38.6 4K Write 71.2 103
12.8 4K Mixed 23.7 34.5
108% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 175 359
56.5 DQ Write 176 279
12.3 DQ Mixed 42.2 66.6
68.4% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
183GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 382
Mixed 403
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 19
120% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 57.2
108% 216 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 394
Mixed 413
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 28.2
112% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 65.9
88% 162 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 389
Mixed 411
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 18.2
113% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 15.6
54% 110 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 317
Mixed 354
85% 385 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 27
94% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 53.6
DQ Mixed 63.3
58% 92 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 385
Mixed 410
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 35.5
4K Mixed 13.1
68% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 24.3
DQ Write 55.9
DQ Mixed 58.6
39% 46.2 MB/s
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,056

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