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CrucialCT525MX300SSD1
  

Release date ≈ Q2 2017.

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 94,837 user samples
725 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 56% 39GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 23% 10GB free (System drive)
Poor: 23% Great: 56%
SPEED RANK: 923rd / 1058
94,112 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 126GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 21GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 388th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
41.4 % 85 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+106%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
361 MB/s 399 MB/s Faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
70.8 MB/s 400 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+465%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.3 MB/s 24.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+14%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
34.1 MB/s 83.8 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+146%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
81.9 MB/s 345 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+321%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
12.3 MB/s 34.9 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+184%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
55.1 MB/s 288 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+423%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
436 MB/s 447 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
122 MB/s 481 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+294%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.1 MB/s +3% 28.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
67.7 MB/s 115 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+70%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
135 MB/s 390 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+189%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22.2 MB/s 42.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+91%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
111 MB/s 336 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+203%
Market Share
Based on 45,307,216 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.12 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,100%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 54 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Age
Newest
49+ Months More recent.
+20%
61 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
181 MB/s 352 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+94%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
108 MB/s 327 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+203%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
567 Pts 1,143 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+102%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
79.4 MB/s 331 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+317%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
172 MB/s 303 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+76%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
62.7 MB/s 265 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+323%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
59.8 MB/s 271 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+353%
Capacity
Capacity
128GB 525GB
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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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