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CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC NAND. Release date: Q3 2016.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,600 user samples
34,417 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 231GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 162GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 298th / 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
91.6 % 94 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
473 MB/s Faster read speed.
+10%
429 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
373 MB/s 408 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
27.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
81.2 MB/s 85 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+5%
339 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.9 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
39.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
270 MB/s 344 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+27%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
471 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
472 MB/s +1% 469 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
39.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+21%
32.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s 117 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
450 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
381 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
55.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
48 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
462 MB/s +2% 455 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,279,700 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+267%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
26.5 % Hugely better value.
+172%
9.76 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 55 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$35 Much cheaper.
+74%
$134
Age
Newest
60 Months More recent.
+25%
80 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s +2% 378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s 360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,256 Pts +2% 1,227 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
282 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+10%
257 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
267 MB/s 314 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+18%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
271 MB/s 290 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+7%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
189 MB/s 214 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+13%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 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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