HyperXSHSS37A/240G
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC. Release date: Q2 2015.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 56,445 user samples
32,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 87GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 62GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 338th / 1058
23,719 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 232GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 269th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
88.7 % 94.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
434 MB/s +1% 429 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
391 MB/s 408 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.2 MB/s 28 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.7 MB/s 86 MB/s Faster random write.
+11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
303 MB/s 340 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.7 MB/s 39.4 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
323 MB/s 343 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
513 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
472 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
496 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
469 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.7 MB/s 32.9 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 117 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
359 MB/s 382 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.7 MB/s 48 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
485 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
457 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,108,375 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
9.7 % 9.78 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % +2% 55 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 Cheaper.
+10%
$134
Age
Newest
77 Months +4% 80 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
360 MB/s 379 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+5%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
372 MB/s +3% 361 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,210 Pts 1,230 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
183 MB/s 257 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
324 MB/s +5% 310 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
286 MB/s 290 MB/s +1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
95 MB/s 212 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+123%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 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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