Average Bench: 83.5% (392nd of 1034)

Based on 11,825 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT500MX200SSD1, Crucial_CT500MX2, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD3, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX200 500GB averaged just 16.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 132MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 500GB is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX200 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 271MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,825 samples)
Min Avg Max
323 Read 397 435
135 Write 349 470
131 Mixed 271 330
92.1 SusWrite 305 464
74.2% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 26.1 30.2
39.9 4K Write 82.4 113
24.4 4K Mixed 35.3 42.7
128% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
131 DQ Read 180 300
80.9 DQ Write 239 359
66.3 DQ Mixed 132 161
121% 184 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 318 309 321 330 339 MB/s
Read 364
Write 376
Mixed 284
SusWrite 320
76% 336 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 33.7
127% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 137
129% 195 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 133 103 99 102 102 MB/s
Read 367
Write 132
Mixed 278
SusWrite 116
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 30.3
124% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 135
118% 179 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 150 133 143 142 129 MB/s
Read 392
Write 261
Mixed 236
SusWrite 137
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 53.7
4K Mixed 27.8
99% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 137
123% 190 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 127 62 61 61 60 MB/s
Read 350
Write 249
Mixed 301
SusWrite 79.6
55% 245 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 61.5
4K Mixed 25.3
99% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 62.3
DQ Mixed 35.7
30% 41.2 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $902 months
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Typical MX200 500GB Builds (Compare 9,830 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,074

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