Average Bench: 68.2% (427th of 927)

Based on 17,553 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT275MX300SSD1, Crucial_ CT275MX300SSD1

The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Crucial MX300 275GB averaged 31.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 463MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 275GB is 32.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 275GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 25.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,553 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 463 484
204 Write 299 339
161 Mixed 307 339
78.8% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 22.4 27.4
27.8 4K Write 57.8 79.2
8.37 4K Mixed 17 23.9
86.5% 32.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 DQ Read 124 230
43.7 DQ Write 136 217
7.94 DQ Mixed 25.6 40.1
48.2% 95.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 336
Mixed 337
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 22.7
100% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 38.4
74% 150 MB/s
219GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 291
Mixed 312
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 23.9
97% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 39.8
78% 156 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,792,068 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Jun '16
EbayUS $8312 mins
NeweggUS $851 month
AmazonUS $1034 days
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Typical MX300 275GB Builds (Compare 20,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,221

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Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

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