Average Bench: 94.5% (269th of 1058)

Based on 23,934 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 5.5% 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 219MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 41.5%. 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 342MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,934 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 432 471
294 Write 413 469
263 Mixed 344 383
232 SusWrite 342 457
86.1% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 27.8 32.6
45.2 4K Write 86.1 117
26.5 4K Mixed 39.2 47.8
138% 51.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
166 DQ Read 319 379
117 DQ Write 292 363
128 DQ Mixed 219 258
188% 277 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 383 382 345 307 302 MB/s
Read 385
Write 382
Mixed 329
SusWrite 352
82% 362 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 25.9
86% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 228
185% 263 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,172,203 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 24,012 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $996

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 Comments

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

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