SamsungMZ-750120BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Release date ≈ Q4 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,160 user samples
12,741 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 111GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 60GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 264th / 1016
14,419 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 141GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 87GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 253rd / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91.2 % 92.5 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
457 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
426 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s +1% 408 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37 MB/s Much faster random read.
+36%
27.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
92.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
84.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
301 MB/s 336 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+23%
38.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
131 MB/s 336 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+156%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
510 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s +4% 469 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+37%
32.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
128 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
349 MB/s 381 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
59 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+23%
48 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
168 MB/s 449 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+167%
Market Share
Based on 22,514,211 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.1 % Higher market share.
+25%
Value
Value For Money
10.1 % Slightly better value.
+5%
9.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 66 % More popular.
+27%
Price
Price (score)
$59 Much cheaper.
+56%
$134
Age
Newest
50+ Months More recent.
+18%
61 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
387 MB/s +2% 379 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s 361 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,284 Pts +4% 1,231 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
322 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+25%
258 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
326 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+8%
301 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
288 MB/s 289 MB/s +0%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
260 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+24%
209 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 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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