Average Bench: 94.8% (280th of 1072)

Based on 26,364 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 5.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 222MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 44.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 342MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 346MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 26,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 426 470
292 Write 411 470
260 Mixed 342 382
244 SusWrite 346 458
85.8% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 28 32.6
43.1 4K Write 86.7 120
25.1 4K Mixed 39.3 47.7
139% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 323 378
116 DQ Write 297 364
132 DQ Mixed 222 258
191% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 279 295 296 296 297 MB/s
Read 456
Write 467
Mixed 358
SusWrite 291
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 46.2
167% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 156
164% 272 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 343 305 307 308 306 MB/s
Read 464
Write 442
Mixed 339
SusWrite 336
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 40.4
138% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 249
212% 311 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 348 301 299 296 230 MB/s
Read 422
Write 252
Mixed 353
SusWrite 308
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 35.8
123% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 249
215% 317 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,308 SSDs tested

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 13,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $784

Popular MX200 250GB compatible motherboards:

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