Average Bench: 93.4% (215th of 1000)

Based on 10,366 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 6.5% 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 211MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 48.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 337MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 339MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,366 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 424 471
301 Write 412 468
252 Mixed 337 382
240 SusWrite 339 455
85.1% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 27.4 33.4
43.3 4K Write 86.5 121
24.6 4K Mixed 38.9 48.3
137% 51 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.9 DQ Read 306 378
92.2 DQ Write 291 359
43.8 DQ Mixed 211 257
182% 269 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 461 466 468 469 469 MB/s
Read 472
Write 468
Mixed 374
SusWrite 465
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 44.6
156% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 256
224% 332 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 438 441 435 446 445 MB/s
Read 446
Write 430
Mixed 342
SusWrite 435
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 43.5
149% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 256
221% 327 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 363 371 379 374 341 MB/s
Read 396
Write 377
Mixed 320
SusWrite 364
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 49.5
4K Mixed 27.8
95% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 243
210% 310 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 269 269 269 270 270 MB/s
Read 436
Write 383
Mixed 270
SusWrite 277
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 34.4
115% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 61.3
DQ Mixed 64.5
55% 81.5 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 298 290 304 287 226 MB/s
Read 325
Write 322
Mixed 287
SusWrite 281
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 29.4
90% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 159
122% 165 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,374,440 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 26,681 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $985

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