Average Bench: 93% (280th of 1058)

Based on 19,896 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]

Excellent average bench

The Crucial MX200 250GB averaged just 6.9% 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 209MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 49.6%. 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 338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 340MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,896 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 432 473
305 Write 413 471
261 Mixed 340 383
217 SusWrite 338 456
85.6% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 28 32.7
38.5 4K Write 82.9 118
24.9 4K Mixed 38.7 48.1
136% 49.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
112 DQ Read 307 378
86.2 DQ Write 283 361
71.7 DQ Mixed 209 258
181% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 254 185 53 47 55 MB/s
Read 428
Write 412
Mixed 344
SusWrite 132
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 41.6
152% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 150
136% 204 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,898,770 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 18,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,064

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC

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