CrucialCT2000MX500SSD1
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,633 user samples
420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 713GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 1.5TB free
Poor: 74% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 144th / 964
7,213 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 165GB free (System drive)
Poor: 66% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 172nd / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
105 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
95.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
480 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+12%
428 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
416 MB/s +1% 412 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+15%
27.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.5 MB/s 92.2 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
387 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
338 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.3 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+11%
39.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
420 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+25%
336 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
525 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
468 MB/s 469 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+16%
33.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 122 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
380 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
55.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
48.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
465 MB/s +4% 449 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,675,494 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.12 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,100%
Value
Value For Money
197 % Hugely better value.
+168%
73.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % +2% 66 %
Price
Price (score)
$329 $134 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
10+ Months Much more recent.
+78%
46 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +3% 378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
353 MB/s 359 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,252 Pts +2% 1,232 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
298 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
257 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
323 MB/s +4% 312 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
296 MB/s 303 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
229 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+7%
214 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 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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