Average Bench: 87.3% (195th of 947)

Based on 22,884 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged just 12.7% 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 273MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 91.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 525GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 291MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,884 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 399 436
245 Write 407 480
218 Mixed 347 388
223 SusWrite 291 331
81.3% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 24.4 28.8
42.6 4K Write 91.9 126
23 4K Mixed 36.1 43.4
132% 50.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
125 DQ Read 302 352
119 DQ Write 275 327
68.2 DQ Mixed 273 329
209% 284 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 478 266 247 250 248 MB/s
Read 404
Write 482
Mixed 389
SusWrite 327
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 44
168% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 331
251% 338 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 481 264 244 244 248 MB/s
Read 409
Write 480
Mixed 388
SusWrite 325
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 42.8
162% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 327
246% 327 MB/s
391GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 483 259 250 252 253 MB/s
Read 419
Write 352
Mixed 395
SusWrite 330
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 41.7
154% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 324
247% 332 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 468 389 234 224 246 MB/s
Read 427
Write 450
Mixed 370
SusWrite 336
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 41.3
150% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 324
244% 327 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 171 179 175 173 167 MB/s
Read 416
Write 475
Mixed 382
SusWrite 185
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 43.5
156% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 276
222% 312 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 15,354 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $94

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $812

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 Comments

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

Instant performance that lasts....

Added 22 months ago.

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1 month ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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