Average Bench: 73.8% (322nd of 921)

Based on 3,470 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT500MX200SSD1, Crucial_CT500MX2, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD3, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial MX200 500GB averaged 26.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 64.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 500GB is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 27MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 116MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,470 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 486 518
162 Write 322 398
143 Mixed 324 390
83.5% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 24.9 30.2
28.2 4K Write 64.5 95
11.1 4K Mixed 19.4 26.3
96.7% 36.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 DQ Read 116 274
34.9 DQ Write 154 270
11.4 DQ Mixed 27 38.6
50.5% 99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 289
Mixed 361
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 22.1
105% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 36
79% 164 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 377
Write 330
Mixed 313
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 19.4
98% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 15.2
61% 137 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 340
Mixed 347
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 32.7
4K Mixed 18.3
71% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 33.8
63% 122 MB/s
436GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 370
Mixed 366
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 11.4
82% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 25.7
DQ Write 60.6
DQ Mixed 13.4
19% 33.2 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '15
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Typical MX200 500GB Builds (Compare 19,579 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,326

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