Average Bench: 83.7% (368th of 1011)

Based on 7,591 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT500MX200SSD1, Crucial_CT500MX2, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD3, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX200 500GB averaged just 16.3% 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 130MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 500GB is 50.1%. 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 272MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 181MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,591 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 396 434
125 Write 347 467
127 Mixed 272 330
78.8 SusWrite 304 457
74% 330 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 25.9 30.5
40.3 4K Write 84.2 120
23.2 4K Mixed 35.2 43.3
129% 48.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
72.8 DQ Read 181 291
73.4 DQ Write 247 355
43.1 DQ Mixed 130 161
122% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
132GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 366 450 425 407 401 MB/s
Read 401
Write 428
Mixed 309
SusWrite 400
87% 384 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 42.4
158% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 159
144% 213 MB/s
312GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 350 336 356 350 329 MB/s
Read 400
Write 341
Mixed 279
SusWrite 342
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 32.1
120% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 132
131% 206 MB/s
417GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 329 340 342 334 330 MB/s
Read 377
Write 369
Mixed 271
SusWrite 337
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 40.3
146% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 29.6
DQ Write 96.5
DQ Mixed 32
34% 52.7 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 198 139 123 138 129 MB/s
Read 412
Write 351
Mixed 262
SusWrite 145
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 33.8
135% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 121
114% 181 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $1506 months
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Typical MX200 500GB Builds (Compare 33,536 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,143

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