Average Bench: 95.9% (185th of 980)

Based on 8,588 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 4.0% 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 217MB/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 42.5%. 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 341MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 345MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,588 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 431 470
300 Write 414 470
259 Mixed 341 381
232 SusWrite 345 449
86.1% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 28.2 33.3
46.4 4K Write 90.3 123
26.9 4K Mixed 40.1 48.6
142% 52.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
90.4 DQ Read 315 378
99.5 DQ Write 298 360
52.2 DQ Mixed 217 257
187% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
213GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 447 447 460 460 458 MB/s
Read 466
Write 460
Mixed 380
SusWrite 451
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 49.1
181% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 253
216% 316 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 428 414 323 350 303 MB/s
Read 416
Write 424
Mixed 347
SusWrite 372
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 43.7
165% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 156
170% 287 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,408,650 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 22,372 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,046

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