Average Bench: 87.6% (218th of 956)

Based on 26,017 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged just 12.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX300 525GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 279MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 91.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 525GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 292MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 351MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,017 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 402 436
253 Write 407 481
220 Mixed 351 388
228 SusWrite 292 332
81.7% 363 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 24.4 28.5
46.2 4K Write 91.2 122
23.7 4K Mixed 36 42.9
131% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 309 352
154 DQ Write 282 328
68.2 DQ Mixed 279 330
214% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 478 267 250 249 250 MB/s
Read 410
Write 426
Mixed 388
SusWrite 329
88% 388 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 41.5
154% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 314
238% 322 MB/s
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 477 257 242 244 246 MB/s
Read 410
Write 258
Mixed 390
SusWrite 324
78% 345 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 41.2
151% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 326
248% 333 MB/s
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 216 213 195 233 216 MB/s
Read 435
Write 278
Mixed 370
SusWrite 221
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 29.6
118% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 327
227% 287 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 317 337 240 233 235 MB/s
Read 348
Write 341
Mixed 304
SusWrite 280
72% 318 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 44.9
4K Mixed 27.6
90% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 217
164% 220 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 17,956 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $754

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 Comments

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

Instant performance that lasts...

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

fast as hell nothing goes wrong.........


Excellent

10 months ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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