Kingston
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
  

Release date ≈ Q1 2017.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,235 user samples
157 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 62GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 36% 54GB free (System drive)
Poor: 36% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 745th / 1034
16,078 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 24GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 251st / 1034
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
61.7 % 94.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+53%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
404 MB/s 430 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
328 MB/s 414 MB/s Faster write speed.
+26%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
23.1 MB/s 27.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
57.5 MB/s 86.8 MB/s Much faster random write.
+51%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
315 MB/s 342 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.5 MB/s 39.4 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+125%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
75.4 MB/s 344 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+356%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
487 MB/s +4% 470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
424 MB/s 470 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+11%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.2 MB/s +5% 32.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
88.4 MB/s 116 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+31%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
454 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+19%
383 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.6 MB/s 47.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+41%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
98.5 MB/s 461 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+368%
Market Share
Based on 31,491,048 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.07 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 66 % Much more popular.
+32%
Age
Newest
42+ Months Much more recent.
+38%
68 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
312 MB/s 378 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+21%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
318 MB/s 361 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+14%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,055 Pts 1,227 Pts Stronger server IO.
+16%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
189 MB/s 258 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+37%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
207 MB/s 313 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+51%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
196 MB/s 292 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+49%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
84.1 MB/s 216 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+157%
Capacity
Capacity
128GB 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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