Average Bench: 94.3% (271st of 1058)

Based on 19,121 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 5.7% 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 39.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 45.5%. 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 339MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,121 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 430 471
306 Write 412 470
252 Mixed 339 381
226 SusWrite 347 459
86% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 27.7 32.6
43.6 4K Write 85.6 116
25.3 4K Mixed 39.1 47.7
137% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
110 DQ Read 311 379
88.5 DQ Write 289 361
52 DQ Mixed 213 257
184% 271 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 471 470 471 380 306 MB/s
Read 471
Write 452
Mixed 387
SusWrite 428
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 46.1
164% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 259
224% 332 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 466 465 469 343 310 MB/s
Read 468
Write 470
Mixed 376
SusWrite 420
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 46
163% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 255
223% 331 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 456 455 458 459 460 MB/s
Read 470
Write 464
Mixed 374
SusWrite 455
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 44.1
155% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 254
218% 322 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 286 281 290 290 290 MB/s
Read 432
Write 430
Mixed 342
SusWrite 287
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 45.8
159% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 256
218% 319 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 266 284 279 282 280 MB/s
Read 377
Write 370
Mixed 276
SusWrite 279
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 31
102% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 242
203% 293 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,172,041 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 19,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,233

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