Average Bench: 93.3% (244th of 1021)

Based on 14,624 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT250MX200SSD1, Crucial_CT250MX200SSD1

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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Excellent average bench

The Crucial MX200 250GB averaged just 6.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX200 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 218MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 46.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 337MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 338MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,624 samples)
Min Avg Max
323 Read 429 469
288 Write 408 467
242 Mixed 338 380
199 SusWrite 337 446
85% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 27.6 32.8
40.5 4K Write 84.4 117
24.6 4K Mixed 38.6 47.9
136% 50.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
148 DQ Read 316 378
110 DQ Write 297 361
83.8 DQ Mixed 218 258
188% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 420 423 428 345 300 MB/s
Read 437
Write 429
Mixed 360
SusWrite 387
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 37.7
130% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 244
212% 313 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 414 275 282 289 289 MB/s
Read 457
Write 433
Mixed 383
SusWrite 317
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 43.3
149% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 173
138% 194 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 288 288 288 279 272 MB/s
Read 388
Write 403
Mixed 322
SusWrite 292
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 39.1
137% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 252
214% 311 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 408 411 237 281 295 MB/s
Read 452
Write 443
Mixed 360
SusWrite 344
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 34.2
111% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 256
221% 326 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,445,205 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 40,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,122

Popular MX200 250GB compatible motherboards:

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