Average Bench: 95.3% (173rd of 964)

Based on 7,213 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 4.7% 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 46.2%. 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 336MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 338MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,213 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 428 470
282 Write 412 469
248 Mixed 338 380
203 SusWrite 336 449
85.1% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 27.9 33.1
48.5 4K Write 92.2 122
25.4 4K Mixed 39.9 48.2
142% 53.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.6 DQ Read 312 378
111 DQ Write 303 359
43.1 DQ Mixed 214 257
186% 276 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 467 310 307 306 293 MB/s
Read 476
Write 468
Mixed 382
SusWrite 358
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 45.8
163% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 255
222% 330 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 433 435 441 350 310 MB/s
Read 459
Write 441
Mixed 366
SusWrite 382
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 40.9
140% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 204
167% 237 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 273 303 303 304 287 MB/s
Read 426
Write 427
Mixed 359
SusWrite 292
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 41.4
146% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 173
178% 291 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 290 285 275 295 293 MB/s
Read 385
Write 382
Mixed 328
SusWrite 290
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 55.9
4K Mixed 27.1
97% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 199
161% 227 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,691,032 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 19,337 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,037

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