Average Bench: 93.3% (235th of 1011)

Based on 12,818 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 6.7% 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 216MB/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 43.5%. 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 339MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 341MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,818 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 427 469
297 Write 413 469
263 Mixed 341 381
223 SusWrite 339 446
85.5% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 27.2 32.7
45.3 4K Write 84.9 119
25 4K Mixed 38.7 47.9
136% 50.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
61.7 DQ Read 309 379
105 DQ Write 296 360
83.9 DQ Mixed 216 258
186% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 289 294 293 294 293 MB/s
Read 458
Write 464
Mixed 377
SusWrite 306
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 47.1
166% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 258
222% 327 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 359 298 301 246 236 MB/s
Read 429
Write 421
Mixed 347
SusWrite 308
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 37.9
143% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 255
219% 323 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 429 437 325 306 252 MB/s
Read 454
Write 445
Mixed 352
SusWrite 360
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 38.9
135% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 199
173% 256 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 365 366 380 267 246 MB/s
Read 362
Write 329
Mixed 300
SusWrite 332
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 35.9
123% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 224
194% 287 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,133,049 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 32,584 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,071

Popular MX200 250GB compatible motherboards:

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