Average Bench: 83.1% (437th of 1071)

Based on 17,487 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT500MX200SSD1, Crucial_CT500MX2, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD3, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX200 500GB averaged just 16.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX200 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 500GB is 49.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 273MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 185MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 17,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 393 434
119 Write 355 468
143 Mixed 273 331
86.1 SusWrite 309 462
74.7% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 25.9 30.3
36.2 4K Write 80.9 119
21 4K Mixed 34.9 43.1
127% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
133 DQ Read 185 299
67 DQ Write 240 360
76 DQ Mixed 134 161
123% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
380GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 456 458 454 450 451 MB/s
Read 416
Write 445
Mixed 310
SusWrite 452
92% 406 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 39.1
137% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 158
144% 213 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 273 272 263 273 269 MB/s
Read 405
Write 408
Mixed 238
SusWrite 274
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41.4
156% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 123
112% 167 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 120 104 103 108 107 MB/s
Read 433
Write 230
Mixed 146
SusWrite 110
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 33.9
134% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 119
113% 181 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,508,965 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX200 500GB Builds (Compare 10,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $978

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