Samsung
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
  

Release date ≈ Q1 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 17,118 user samples
2,538 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 67GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 56% 61GB free (System drive)
Poor: 56% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 525th / 1012
14,580 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 161GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 28GB free (System drive)
Poor: 69% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 230th / 1012
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
73.8 % 94.3 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
455 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
429 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s 414 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+218%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.2 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+9%
27.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
83 MB/s 89.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
160 MB/s 340 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+112%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
30.1 MB/s 39.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+31%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
111 MB/s 336 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+203%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
501 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
157 MB/s 469 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+199%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
37 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+12%
33.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 120 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
193 MB/s 382 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+98%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.4 MB/s 48.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
153 MB/s 446 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+192%
Market Share
Based on 19,944,221 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 67 % Much more popular.
+31%
Age
Newest
46+ Months More recent.
+22%
59 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s +1% 379 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
157 MB/s 360 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+129%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
999 Pts 1,232 Pts Stronger server IO.
+23%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s 258 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+37%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
333 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+8%
308 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
122 MB/s 295 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+142%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
149 MB/s 212 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
Capacity
Capacity
128GB 250GB
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Great 4K speeds which is what you want for an OS drive [Jan '18 scowi3]

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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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