Average Bench: 92.5% (270th of 1040)

Based on 18,257 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 7.4% 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 203MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 47.6%. 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 335MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 341MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,257 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 427 471
296 Write 409 471
258 Mixed 335 382
224 SusWrite 341 461
85% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 27.7 32.9
36.6 4K Write 82.9 119
25.3 4K Mixed 38.6 48.1
135% 49.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
56.3 DQ Read 301 378
88.5 DQ Write 273 362
49.5 DQ Mixed 203 257
175% 259 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 306 308 305 307 306 MB/s
Read 470
Write 462
Mixed 385
SusWrite 324
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 49.1
177% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 251
217% 321 MB/s
18,257 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,353,743 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 15,854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,030

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC

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