Average Bench: 93.9% (237th of 1016)

Based on 13,918 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 6.1% 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 209MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 46.5%. 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 339MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 341MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,918 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 433 472
304 Write 414 470
253 Mixed 341 384
208 SusWrite 339 447
85.8% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.8 4K Read 27.8 33
40.3 4K Write 86.5 120
26.2 4K Mixed 39.3 48.1
138% 51.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
59 DQ Read 303 378
102 DQ Write 289 364
48.2 DQ Mixed 209 258
181% 267 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 461 421 446 471 469 MB/s
Read 467
Write 469
Mixed 383
SusWrite 453
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 44.8
154% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 260
224% 329 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 414 454 453 451 438 MB/s
Read 430
Write 429
Mixed 359
SusWrite 429
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 46.5
167% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 193
186% 295 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 398 290 304 307 301 MB/s
Read 423
Write 432
Mixed 344
SusWrite 342
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 40
137% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 252
213% 312 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 304 304 305 304 192 MB/s
Read 438
Write 446
Mixed 337
SusWrite 291
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 39.8
138% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 96.4
138% 257 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,625,834 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 35,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,041

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