Average Bench: 93.3% (222nd of 1003)

Based on 12,232 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 6.7% 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 213MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 48%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 339MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,232 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 427 470
303 Write 412 468
252 Mixed 339 381
232 SusWrite 338 450
85.2% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 27.3 32.8
43 4K Write 85.7 120
24.4 4K Mixed 38.5 48
136% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
79.5 DQ Read 309 378
108 DQ Write 298 364
51.4 DQ Mixed 213 257
185% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 424 429 422 422 423 MB/s
Read 413
Write 415
Mixed 344
SusWrite 422
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 44.8
157% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 238
204% 302 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 300 299 251 291 272 MB/s
Read 424
Write 429
Mixed 351
SusWrite 298
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 37.5
130% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 255
217% 316 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 382 388 388 386 371 MB/s
Read 426
Write 386
Mixed 264
SusWrite 384
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 34.6
116% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 63.8
DQ Mixed 84.7
68% 97.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,730,416 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 28,430 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,100

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