Average Bench: 71.7% (285th of 848)

Based on 3,807 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

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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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 61.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 525GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 180MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,807 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 460 486
204 Write 308 341
221 Mixed 317 341
80.1% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 22.8 27.8
28.3 4K Write 61.7 87.4
9.24 4K Mixed 18.7 26.9
91.2% 34.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 DQ Read 180 340
43.3 DQ Write 151 225
10.1 DQ Mixed 30.9 46.9
59.9% 121 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
440GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 465
Write 335
Mixed 341
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 72
4K Mixed 20.7
98% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 44.9
86% 175 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 486
Write 343
Mixed 339
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 61.5
4K Mixed 13.6
89% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 26.1
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 13.1
36% 72.3 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 469
Write 324
Mixed 331
83% 375 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 21.8
4K Mixed 15.1
57% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 46.3
96% 199 MB/s
323GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 468
Write 332
Mixed 341
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 10.6
63% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 10.2
68% 161 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,359,232 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 11,887 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
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Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,079

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