Average Bench: 71.6% (298th of 853)

Based on 9,037 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged 28.3% 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 23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 61.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 32%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 525GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 31.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 164MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,037 samples)
Min Avg Max
389 Read 464 486
239 Write 312 342
234 Mixed 321 341
81% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 23 27.7
31.2 4K Write 61.2 86.8
9.88 4K Mixed 18.6 26.4
91% 34.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 DQ Read 164 339
47.7 DQ Write 146 224
10.3 DQ Mixed 31.1 47.5
57.2% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
305GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 341
Mixed 339
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 24.2
120% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.8
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 37.2
56% 98.4 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 334
Mixed 339
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 24.8
114% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.8
DQ Write 95.2
DQ Mixed 15.4
25% 46.5 MB/s
450GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 471
Write 330
Mixed 339
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 22.3
90% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 44.9
74% 144 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 461
Write 176
Mixed 229
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 22.3
4K Mixed 10.9
48% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 20.5
58% 124 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 295
Write 231
Mixed 229
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 26.3
4K Mixed 8.65
49% 16.9 MB/s
DQ Read 12.1
DQ Write 71.8
DQ Mixed 12.3
18% 32.1 MB/s
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 15,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,159

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