Average Bench: 71.7% - 286th / 836

Based on 2,917 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 61MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 35.8%. 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 30.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 181MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,917 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 458 485
243 Write 309 341
212 Mixed 317 341
80% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 22.5 28
27 4K Write 61 86
9.86 4K Mixed 18.8 26.5
90.5% 34.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 DQ Read 181 341
46 DQ Write 156 227
9.89 DQ Mixed 30.6 46.8
60.6% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
426GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
Read 470
Write 310
Mixed 327
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 24.7
96% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 46.1
88% 179 MB/s
444GB free
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 475
Write 297
Mixed 302
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 20.8
79% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 44.2
67% 130 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 459
Write 121
Mixed 337
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 24.5
107% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 45.4
86% 174 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 465
Write 310
Mixed 317
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 11
85% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 20.4
DQ Write 61.6
DQ Mixed 10.7
17% 30.9 MB/s
426GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 350
Write 274
Mixed 266
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 16.3
88% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 25.6
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 20.4
35% 63.3 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,577 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 108%
Desktop 87%
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Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,088

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