Samsung
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
  

Release date ≈ Q2 2016.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 32,253 user samples
14,506 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 294% 148GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 152% 17GB free
Poor: 152% Great: 294%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1040
17,747 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 66GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 257th / 1040
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
223 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+137%
94 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1586 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+270%
429 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
994 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+143%
409 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
47.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+69%
27.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
121 MB/s Much faster random write.
+39%
87.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
537 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+58%
340 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
59.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+52%
39.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
884 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+164%
335 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2264 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+383%
469 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1373 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+193%
469 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
56.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+73%
32.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
169 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+43%
118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
778 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+104%
382 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
72.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+50%
48.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1427 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+213%
456 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 33,097,533 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.06 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 66 % More popular.
+25%
Age
Newest
52+ Months More recent.
+25%
69 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1477 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+291%
378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1109 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+208%
360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,039 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+229%
1,228 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
991 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+286%
257 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1062 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+234%
318 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
758 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+155%
297 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
802 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+268%
218 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 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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