CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
CrucialCT240BX300SSD1
 $134 

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

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D MLC. Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,589 user samples
8,588 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 149GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 70% 143GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 184th / 980
2,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 51GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 181st / 980
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
95.9 % 96.5 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
431 MB/s 470 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s +1% 411 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.2 MB/s 28.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
84.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
341 MB/s 368 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40.1 MB/s 40.7 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
345 MB/s 353 MB/s +2%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s 514 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
470 MB/s 471 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.3 MB/s 34 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
123 MB/s 127 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
381 MB/s 441 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.6 MB/s 52 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+7%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
449 MB/s +1% 444 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,379,803 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
73.9 % 182 % Hugely better value.
+146%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % More popular.
+25%
53 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 $39 Much cheaper.
+71%
Age
Newest
48 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+65%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
378 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+19%
318 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s 361 MB/s +0%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,234 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
1,155 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
257 MB/s 298 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
315 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+10%
287 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
298 MB/s +5% 285 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
217 MB/s 252 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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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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Crucial’s BX300 SSD is a 3D MLC entry level SSD, with debut pricing in line with the Samsung's 850 Evo, the current market leader. The BX300 is one of the faster consumer SSDs available, with a 2% performance improvement over Crucial’s older MLC based MX200 and a 25% performance improvement over the TLC based MX300 which are both from Crucial’s more expensive MX product line. MLC NAND offers more consistent performance and has higher endurance than TLC NAND. Although Samsung’s 850 Evo (which is based on proprietary TLC V-NAND) has a 10% effective speed advantage over the BX300 the BX300 wins on write consistency. The 240GB BX300 has a three year warranty or 80 Terabytes Written (TBW) compared to five years or 75 (TBW) for the 250 GB 850 Evo. This makes for an interesting choice between the BX300 and the 850 Evo. Each model has an SLC cache which is proportional to its capacity, as a result the larger capacities offer better performance. The 120 GB BX300 has a 4 GB SLC cache, the 240 GB has 8 GB and the 480 GB has 16 GB. SLC caches improve burst write performance beyond the already respectable MLC write performance. Unfortunately, at least for now, the BX300 only comes in modest capacities, with the largest being 480 GB. For write consistency, thanks to its MLC NAND, the BX300 punches well above its price point. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

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