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 24,760 user samples
16,093 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 72GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 69GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 233rd / 980
8,667 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 149GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 68% 143GB free
Poor: 68% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 184th / 980
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
89.5 % 96.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
434 MB/s +1% 430 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
399 MB/s 414 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.2 MB/s 28.2 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
82.6 MB/s 90.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
302 MB/s 341 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.4 MB/s 40.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
322 MB/s 346 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
494 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
469 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.5 MB/s 33.4 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s 127 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
355 MB/s 381 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.4 MB/s 48.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
480 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+7%
449 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,454,160 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % Much higher market share.
+54%
0.13 %
Value
Value For Money
92.4 % Better value.
+25%
74.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % +5% 66 %
Price
Price (score)
$87 Much cheaper.
+35%
$134
Age
Newest
45 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
48 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
361 MB/s 378 MB/s +5%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
364 MB/s +1% 360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,210 Pts 1,238 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
182 MB/s 257 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+41%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
309 MB/s 316 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
288 MB/s 300 MB/s +4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.5 MB/s 219 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+142%
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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