Average Bench: 94.8% (267th of 1058)

Based on 26,364 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 5.1% 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 222MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 44.2%. 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 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
343 Read 426 470
292 Write 411 470
260 Mixed 342 382
244 SusWrite 346 458
85.8% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 28 32.6
43.1 4K Write 86.7 120
25.1 4K Mixed 39.3 47.7
139% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 323 378
116 DQ Write 297 364
132 DQ Mixed 222 258
191% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 429 418 429 437 383 MB/s
Read 427
Write 418
Mixed 334
SusWrite 419
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 43.8
148% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 250
217% 321 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 399 428 424 332 288 MB/s
Read 454
Write 393
Mixed 358
SusWrite 361
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 41.9
152% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 236
201% 293 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 420 428 395 291 297 MB/s
Read 459
Write 456
Mixed 372
SusWrite 368
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 41.9
143% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 251
220% 327 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 413 321 299 305 308 MB/s
Read 425
Write 410
Mixed 343
SusWrite 342
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 39.6
128% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 254
219% 323 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 283 296 295 295 297 MB/s
Read 403
Write 413
Mixed 311
SusWrite 276
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 40.5
144% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 156
140% 209 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,592,379 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 27,324 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $909

Popular MX200 250GB compatible motherboards:

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

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