SamsungMZ-76E250B
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Samsung MJX. Memory: Samsung 64 layer TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q1 2018.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 283,994 user samples
261,550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% 171GB free
Worst Bench: 76% 156GB free (System drive)
Poor: 76% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 230th / 1058
22,444 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 194GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 120GB free (System drive)
Poor: 70% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 275th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
104 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
93.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
482 MB/s Faster read speed.
+12%
432 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
391 MB/s 412 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
+38%
27.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
93 MB/s Faster random write.
+11%
84.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
370 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+8%
343 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+24%
38.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
289 MB/s 344 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+19%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
471 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
492 MB/s +5% 469 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
50.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+54%
32.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
126 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+11%
114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
463 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
381 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
67.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+42%
47.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
385 MB/s 459 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+19%
Market Share
Based on 49,497,839 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.72 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,300%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
21.9 % Hugely better value.
+124%
9.74 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$52 Much cheaper.
+61%
$134
Age
Newest
46 Months Much more recent.
+45%
83 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s +3% 379 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s 362 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,297 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
1,227 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
371 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+44%
258 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
353 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+12%
316 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
290 MB/s +1% 286 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
278 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+29%
215 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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The 860 Evo is the latest mainstream SATA SSD from Samsung. The 2.5-inch version of the 860 Evo will be available in several capacities ranging from 250 GB to a staggering 4TB. It’s also available in the slimmer M.2 and mSATA form factors. The 860 Evo demonstrates marginally reduced performance compared to its popular, but now three year old predecessor, the 850 Evo. In a head to head comparison the 860 looses by a very modest 6% in terms of effective speed. The 860 Evo is based on a refinement of Samsung’s consumer grade TLC V-NAND, this time featuring 256Gb and 512 Gb 64 layer V-NAND and it also features a new "MJX" controller. The 250 GB version can reach sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s, dropping to 300 MB/s once the SLC cache is exhausted (the 250 GB version has a 12 GB SLC write cache). Peak sequential read speeds of 560 MB/s are achievable across the different capacities. The 250GB version has a 512 MB LPDDR4 DRAM cache. All capacities have a five year warranty, but as a testament to the enhanced reliability of this new technology, the warrantied terabytes written (TBW) has doubled from 75 TBW to 150 TBW for the 250 GB 860 Evo. [Jan '18 SSDrivePro]

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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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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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