Average Bench: 83% (426th of 1058)

Based on 16,161 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT500MX200SSD1, Crucial_CT500MX2, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD3, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX200 500GB averaged just 17.0% 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 134MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 500GB is 44.8%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 178MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,161 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 399 435
145 Write 352 468
143 Mixed 275 330
94.6 SusWrite 298 461
74.3% 331 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 26.3 30.3
42.7 4K Write 81.5 115
23.9 4K Mixed 35.4 43
128% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
133 DQ Read 178 292
81.2 DQ Write 235 359
81.7 DQ Mixed 134 161
122% 183 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
366GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 462 461 455 457 454 MB/s
Read 409
Write 464
Mixed 320
SusWrite 458
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 39.3
143% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 159
150% 225 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 443 442 443 442 442 MB/s
Read 434
Write 438
Mixed 330
SusWrite 442
93% 411 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 40.6
145% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 146
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 143
114% 158 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 386 388 387 393 386 MB/s
Read 420
Write 404
Mixed 320
SusWrite 387
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 36.3
136% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 129
119% 183 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 318 324 315 291 412 MB/s
Read 381
Write 407
Mixed 303
SusWrite 324
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 40.7
145% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 161
147% 218 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 178 132 119 129 120 MB/s
Read 398
Write 314
Mixed 295
SusWrite 134
64% 285 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 34.2
135% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 107
104% 168 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $908 months
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Typical MX200 500GB Builds (Compare 21,466 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: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,165

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