Average Bench: 94.6% (251st of 1034)

Based on 16,078 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 5.4% 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 39.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 44.1%. 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 342MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,078 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 430 470
302 Write 414 470
262 Mixed 342 383
236 SusWrite 344 461
86.1% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 27.9 32.7
44.3 4K Write 86.8 116
25.9 4K Mixed 39.4 47.4
139% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
143 DQ Read 313 378
88 DQ Write 292 361
85.5 DQ Mixed 216 258
186% 274 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 408 419 418 435 436 MB/s
Read 430
Write 444
Mixed 363
SusWrite 402
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 48.3
168% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 231
202% 299 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 284 304 305 300 303 MB/s
Read 387
Write 404
Mixed 334
SusWrite 295
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 38.7
145% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 153
168% 281 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 221 234 228 236 240 MB/s
Read 354
Write 388
Mixed 317
SusWrite 227
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 41.4
142% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 195
157% 221 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 287 298 299 293 245 MB/s
Read 394
Write 332
Mixed 251
SusWrite 285
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 33.8
122% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 116
118% 188 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,504,720 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 9,835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,118

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