Average Bench: 72.1% (300th of 873)

Based on 16,172 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged 27.9% 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 22.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 464MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 525GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 31.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 175MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 16,172 samples)
Min Avg Max
389 Read 464 485
223 Write 313 341
227 Mixed 321 341
81.1% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.6 4K Read 22.9 27.6
30 4K Write 60.4 81.9
9.94 4K Mixed 19.3 26.3
91.4% 34.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 DQ Read 175 334
44.9 DQ Write 146 223
10.1 DQ Mixed 31.5 46.9
58.8% 118 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
489GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 484
Write 342
Mixed 341
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 24.9
110% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 43.2
89% 182 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 483
Write 290
Mixed 312
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 22.5
103% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 40.5
75% 151 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 466
Write 330
Mixed 335
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 13.3
89% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23.6
DQ Write 86.3
DQ Mixed 12.9
22% 40.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,236,153 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 7,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 91%
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Desktop 72%
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,200

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