CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
 $134 

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

 $116 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 82,132 user samples
26,364 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 211GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 282nd / 1074
55,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 123GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 74GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 445th / 1074
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.8 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
82.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
426 MB/s +2% 417 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
411 MB/s Faster write speed.
+29%
318 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28 MB/s +5% 26.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.7 MB/s 88.7 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
342 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
289 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.3 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+5%
37.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
346 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+50%
231 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s +3% 455 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
470 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+42%
331 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
30.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s +2% 118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
382 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
316 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
44.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
458 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+39%
329 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 75,945,109 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.03 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
Value
Value For Money
9.84 % +1% 9.75 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % +2% 54 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 $116 Cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
112 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
119 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
378 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+65%
229 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
364 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+17%
312 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,234 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+33%
930 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
258 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
323 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+77%
182 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
297 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+6%
280 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
222 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+54%
144 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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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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The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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