Average Bench: 95.2% (223rd of 1011)

Based on 13,084 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 4.7% 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 212MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 46.3%. 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 342MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,084 samples)
Min Avg Max
333 Read 429 471
312 Write 416 470
264 Mixed 342 383
235 SusWrite 342 452
86% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 27.9 32.9
44.9 4K Write 89.9 123
27.9 4K Mixed 40.1 48.3
141% 52.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.9 DQ Read 305 378
110 DQ Write 299 364
43.9 DQ Mixed 212 258
184% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 301 370 382 391 303 MB/s
Read 432
Write 403
Mixed 359
SusWrite 332
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 47.7
164% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 255
220% 325 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 276 273 275 276 272 MB/s
Read 394
Write 392
Mixed 252
SusWrite 276
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 31.4
115% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 156
138% 204 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 380 387 301 267 268 MB/s
Read 416
Write 382
Mixed 266
SusWrite 330
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 30.5
105% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 63
DQ Mixed 84.3
68% 97.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,588,225 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 30,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,122

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