Average Bench: 71.1% (294th of 848)

Based on 4,905 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged 28.8% 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 23.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 61MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 525GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 29.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 165MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,905 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 461 485
225 Write 310 343
228 Mixed 317 341
80.3% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 23.1 27.9
30.5 4K Write 61 86.4
9.79 4K Mixed 18.1 26.1
90.5% 34.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 DQ Read 165 340
46.3 DQ Write 147 227
9.94 DQ Mixed 29.3 47.1
56.7% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
379GB free
Firmware: M0C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 471
Write 285
Mixed 340
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 23.7
100% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 44.6
87% 178 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

AmazonUS $149.991 day ago.
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 12,775 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,059

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

Instant performance that lasts....

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