KingstonSA1000M8/480G
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 19,422 user samples
4,842 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 161% 145GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 100% 188GB free (System drive)
Poor: 100% Great: 161%
SPEED RANK: 129th / 1012
14,580 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 161GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 28GB free (System drive)
Poor: 69% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 230th / 1012
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
136 % Much faster effective speed.
+44%
94.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
702 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+64%
429 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
785 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+90%
414 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.2 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
27.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
97.2 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
89.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
686 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+102%
340 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.7 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+11%
39.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
463 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+38%
336 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
847 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+80%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
984 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+110%
469 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+16%
33.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
126 MB/s +5% 120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
868 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+127%
382 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
48.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
554 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+24%
446 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,944,724 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % Higher market share.
+25%
0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
30.1 % Hugely better value.
+207%
9.78 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 67 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$94 Cheaper.
+30%
$134
Age
Newest
19+ Months Much more recent.
+68%
59 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
926 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+144%
379 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
745 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+107%
360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
2,569 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+109%
1,232 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
820 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+218%
258 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
811 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+163%
308 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
617 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+109%
295 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
668 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+215%
212 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
480GB 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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