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CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
  

Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,493 user samples
6,074 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 182GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 49% 118GB free (System drive)
Poor: 49% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 645th / 1017
14,419 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 141GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 87GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 254th / 1017
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
67.3 % 92.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
411 MB/s 426 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
301 MB/s 408 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+36%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.4 MB/s 27.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+28%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
49 MB/s 84.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
+72%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
230 MB/s 336 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+46%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27 MB/s 38.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+43%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
162 MB/s 336 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+107%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
488 MB/s +4% 470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
450 MB/s 469 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+6%
32.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
90.1 MB/s 118 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+31%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
318 MB/s 381 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+20%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.3 MB/s 48 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
200 MB/s 449 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+124%
Market Share
Based on 22,622,329 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.09 % Much higher market share.
+50%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 66 % Much more popular.
+32%
Age
Newest
43+ Months More recent.
+30%
61 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
365 MB/s 379 MB/s +4%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
280 MB/s 361 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+29%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,104 Pts 1,231 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+11%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
236 MB/s 258 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
312 MB/s +4% 301 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
236 MB/s 289 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+22%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
201 MB/s 209 MB/s +4%
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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