Average Bench: 94.4% (202nd of 992)

Based on 10,355 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 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 212MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 41.9%. 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 335MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 337MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 428 468
291 Write 408 467
258 Mixed 337 381
239 SusWrite 335 441
84.8% 377 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 4K Read 28 33
47.8 4K Write 89.3 120
28.4 4K Mixed 39.5 48.1
140% 52.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
143 DQ Read 309 378
69.5 DQ Write 296 363
76.3 DQ Mixed 212 257
184% 272 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 407 439 431 428 430 MB/s
Read 427
Write 422
Mixed 354
SusWrite 423
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 48
159% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 244
206% 301 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 295 297 301 302 287 MB/s
Read 448
Write 466
Mixed 376
SusWrite 314
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 49.1
177% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 190
167% 245 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 365 390 391 391 391 MB/s
Read 429
Write 388
Mixed 270
SusWrite 380
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 36.3
122% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 63.5
DQ Mixed 84.8
68% 97.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,030,033 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 24,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,068

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