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CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2256. Flash Memory: SK Hynix 16nm TLC. Release date: Q3 2015.

 $134 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,119 user samples
936 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 893GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 480GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 444th / 1058
24,183 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 232GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 232GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 274th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.7 % 94 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
416 MB/s 429 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
387 MB/s 408 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.4 MB/s 27.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+14%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
82.7 MB/s 85 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
299 MB/s 339 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.5 MB/s 39.2 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
220 MB/s 344 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+56%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
452 MB/s 471 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
456 MB/s 469 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29 MB/s 32.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+13%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s +1% 117 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s 381 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45 MB/s 48 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+7%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
231 MB/s 455 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+97%
Market Share
Based on 47,304,877 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.03 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
27.1 % Hugely better value.
+178%
9.76 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 55 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$109 Cheaper.
+19%
$134
Age
Newest
72 Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
80 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
324 MB/s 378 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+17%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
328 MB/s 360 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,104 Pts 1,227 Pts Stronger server IO.
+11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
239 MB/s 257 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+8%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
275 MB/s 314 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+14%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
276 MB/s 290 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+5%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
204 MB/s 214 MB/s +5%
Capacity
Capacity
960GB 250GB
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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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