Average Bench: 79.8% (415th of 1003)

Based on 33,134 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT275MX300SSD1, Crucial_ CT275MX300SSD1

The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Crucial MX300 275GB averaged 20.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX300 275GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 244MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 275GB is 37.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 275GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 214MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 334MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,134 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 433 472
173 Write 380 477
159 Mixed 334 400
129 SusWrite 214 266
76.2% 340 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 24.3 28.5
39.9 4K Write 87.6 120
20.7 4K Mixed 34.2 41.8
127% 48.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
105 DQ Read 212 236
98.4 DQ Write 260 326
43.8 DQ Mixed 244 306
181% 238 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 327 347 170 146 153 MB/s
Read 450
Write 396
Mixed 325
SusWrite 234
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 39.2
144% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 299
210% 263 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 438 244 157 157 157 MB/s
Read 453
Write 455
Mixed 389
SusWrite 260
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 34.6
121% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 306
224% 289 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,729,423 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Jun '16
AmazonUS $1263 days
EbayUS $14924 mins
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Typical MX300 275GB Builds (Compare 29,362 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $669

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