Average Bench: 81.4% (433rd of 1040)

Based on 12,714 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT500MX200SSD1, Crucial_CT500MX2, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD3, Crucial_ CT500MX200SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX200 500GB averaged just 18.6% 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 130MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX200 500GB is 45.6%. 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 263MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 288MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,714 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 395 435
116 Write 327 464
124 Mixed 263 329
81.3 SusWrite 288 463
71.4% 318 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 25.9 30.2
38.6 4K Write 79.6 114
23.8 4K Mixed 34.6 42.7
126% 46.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
133 DQ Read 185 300
66.2 DQ Write 229 359
65.8 DQ Mixed 130 161
119% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 123 89 91 83 97 MB/s
Read 384
Write 79.5
Mixed 172
SusWrite 97.3
40% 183 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 35.9
129% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 135
102% 136 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 59 58 63 59 63 MB/s
Read 347
Write 68.4
Mixed 85.6
SusWrite 58.9
30% 140 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 21.2
82% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 51.9
DQ Mixed 83.9
84% 143 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,352,318 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '15
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Typical MX200 500GB Builds (Compare 15,854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 72%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 61%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $981

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