Average Bench: 80.2% (347th of 964)

Based on 20,405 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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Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 275GB averaged just 19.7% 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 252MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 275GB is 39.9%. 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 216MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 338MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 433 472
169 Write 386 475
158 Mixed 338 400
139 SusWrite 216 263
77% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 24.2 28.7
39.5 4K Write 87.9 122
19.2 4K Mixed 34.4 42.1
127% 48.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
104 DQ Read 215 236
128 DQ Write 268 326
56.8 DQ Mixed 252 307
187% 245 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
151GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 476 170 140 142 141 MB/s
Read 439
Write 324
Mixed 367
SusWrite 257
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 40
148% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 272
208% 277 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 313 319 177 141 142 MB/s
Read 398
Write 350
Mixed 251
SusWrite 228
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 38.5
136% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 27.7
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 39.3
61% 108 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 382 293 136 144 144 MB/s
Read 424
Write 428
Mixed 363
SusWrite 246
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 37.7
133% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.2
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 33.6
35% 54.3 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 404 281 150 151 152 MB/s
Read 414
Write 396
Mixed 359
SusWrite 251
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 36.5
123% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 25
DQ Write 75.7
DQ Mixed 35.4
31% 45.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,688,995 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Jun '16
NeweggUS $857 months
EbayUS $1017 mins
AmazonUS $14632 mins
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Typical MX300 275GB Builds (Compare 19,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $664

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