SamsungMZ-V7S500B(W|/AM)
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 106,570 user samples
92,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 332% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 196% 466GB free
Poor: 196% Great: 332%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1018
14,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 180GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 220GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 227th / 1018
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
288 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+204%
94.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2379 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+452%
431 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
2157 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+419%
416 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
63.4 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+128%
27.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
149 MB/s Much faster random write.
+71%
87.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1654 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+384%
342 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
85.1 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+117%
39.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
915 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+166%
344 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2706 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+476%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2589 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+453%
468 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
71.8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+117%
33.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
191 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+57%
122 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1940 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+409%
381 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
101 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+108%
48.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1072 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+138%
451 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 23,809,735 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.8 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,150%
0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
54.6 % Hugely better value.
+456%
9.82 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % More popular.
+27%
66 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
$134
Age
Newest
14+ Months Much more recent.
+78%
63 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1659 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+338%
379 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1425 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+294%
362 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,907 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+297%
1,236 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1491 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+478%
258 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1200 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+286%
311 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
982 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+228%
299 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1066 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+394%
216 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 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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