CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
CrucialCT500MX200SSD1
 $134 

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 43,851 user samples
26,364 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 211GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 288th / 1080
17,487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 101GB free (System drive)
Poor: 56% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 446th / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.8 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
83.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
426 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
393 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
411 MB/s Faster write speed.
+16%
355 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
25.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.7 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
80.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
342 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
273 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+13%
34.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
346 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+12%
309 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
434 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
470 MB/s +0% 468 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
30.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s +1% 119 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
382 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+15%
331 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.7 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
43.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
458 MB/s 462 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 76,431,601 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
9.84 % 19.5 % Hugely better value.
+99%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
52 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 $90 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
114 Months 114 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
378 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+26%
299 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
364 MB/s +1% 360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,234 Pts Stronger server IO.
+12%
1,102 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
258 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+60%
161 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
323 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+75%
185 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
297 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+24%
240 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
222 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+66%
134 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 500GB
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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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