SamsungMZ-V6E250BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 106,437 user samples
96,982 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 238% 148GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 134% 151GB free (System drive)
Poor: 134% Great: 238%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 976
9,455 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 210GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 87GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 181st / 976
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
198 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+107%
95.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1738 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+302%
432 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1277 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+206%
417 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
44.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
+58%
28 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
144 MB/s Much faster random write.
+59%
90.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
560 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+64%
342 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
40.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
369 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+9%
338 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2149 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+357%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1513 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+222%
470 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+63%
33.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
203 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+62%
125 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
708 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+85%
382 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
63.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+30%
48.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
481 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
452 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,388,192 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,045%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
190 % Hugely better value.
+158%
73.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % +2% 66 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 Cheaper.
+25%
$134
Age
Newest
24+ Months Much more recent.
+49%
47 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1213 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+221%
378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1273 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+254%
360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,846 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+211%
1,236 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
885 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+243%
258 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
966 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+207%
315 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
916 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+200%
305 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
661 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+205%
217 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 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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