SanDiskSDSSDHP-256G-G25
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Marvell 88SS9175. Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 35,643 user samples
15,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 183GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 439th / 1058
20,553 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 231GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 143GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 266th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82 % 95 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
446 MB/s +3% 432 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
345 MB/s 415 MB/s Faster write speed.
+20%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 28 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
72.9 MB/s 86.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
195 MB/s 341 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+75%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.7 MB/s 39.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+34%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
292 MB/s 347 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+19%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
491 MB/s +4% 471 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
440 MB/s 470 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+7%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.5 MB/s 32.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s 114 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
246 MB/s 382 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+55%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.5 MB/s 47.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+30%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
438 MB/s 459 MB/s +5%
Market Share
Based on 45,316,882 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.03 % Much higher market share.
+50%
Value
Value For Money
8.43 % 9.86 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 55 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$139 $134 +4%
Age
Newest
102 Months 78 Months More recent.
+24%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
324 MB/s 379 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+17%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
217 MB/s 361 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+66%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
986 Pts 1,226 Pts Stronger server IO.
+24%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
128 MB/s 257 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+101%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
285 MB/s 312 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+9%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
188 MB/s 293 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+56%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
115 MB/s 212 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+84%
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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