SamsungMZ-75E500B
CrucialCT525MX300SSD4

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q4 2014.

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Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 425,076 user samples
414,632 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 134% 255GB free
Worst Bench: 82% 415GB free
Poor: 82% Great: 134%
SPEED RANK: 162nd / 1012
10,444 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 300th / 1012
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
87.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
402 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
437 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
402 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
40.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+65%
24.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
100 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
92 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
376 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
345 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
55.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+52%
36.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
358 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+25%
287 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
506 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
446 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
491 MB/s +2% 481 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
47.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+67%
28.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
122 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
414 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
388 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
66.8 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+55%
43.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
486 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+47%
330 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,943,684 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.28 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,700%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
25.1 % 26.3 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % More popular.
+20%
50 %
Price
Price (score)
$97 $68 Cheaper.
+30%
Age
Newest
60 Months 38+ Months Much more recent.
+37%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+10%
351 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
327 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,292 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+12%
1,149 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
370 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
324 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
340 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+11%
305 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
304 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+10%
276 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
314 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
276 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 525GB
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There's nothing inherently wrong with it. It does what it's supposed to do, it's M.2. The reason I chose this at the time was because I trusted the manufacturing tolerances of Micron, and I thought that other brands were overrated. It saves space, because it can be mounted directly onto the motherboard, in one way or the other. Of course...If I had just waited a little longer I could have bought the new MX500 series SSD, but they don't have any M.2 format drives released yet and there isn't much of significant difference; which is a higher read speed of 560 MB/s and 5 year warranty. The 3 year warranty and read speed of 530 MB/s is just fine! [Dec '17 morahman7vn]

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