Average Bench: 94% (274th of 1058)

Based on 24,183 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 5.9% 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 39.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 250GB is 48.5%. 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 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,183 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 429 471
292 Write 408 469
254 Mixed 339 381
223 SusWrite 344 455
85.4% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 27.8 32.9
39.1 4K Write 85 117
25.6 4K Mixed 39.2 48
137% 50.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
145 DQ Read 314 378
106 DQ Write 290 360
84.2 DQ Mixed 214 257
185% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 449 456 451 449 450 MB/s
Read 461
Write 446
Mixed 379
SusWrite 444
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 47.1
169% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 256
218% 319 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 438 442 443 440 442 MB/s
Read 463
Write 435
Mixed 340
SusWrite 440
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 42.6
148% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 175
139% 194 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,301,276 SSDs tested.

Typical MX200 250GB Builds (Compare 21,583 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: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,225

Popular MX200 250GB compatible motherboards:

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

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