Average Bench: 80.1% (399th of 1000)

Based on 28,995 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 19.9% 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 247MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 275GB is 39.6%. 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 219MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 336MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,995 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 433 473
150 Write 385 479
157 Mixed 336 401
132 SusWrite 219 269
76.9% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 24 28.6
44 4K Write 87.7 123
19.6 4K Mixed 33.7 42.1
126% 48.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 DQ Read 213 236
129 DQ Write 268 326
60.9 DQ Mixed 247 306
185% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 397 270 148 139 234 MB/s
Read 457
Write 470
Mixed 397
SusWrite 261
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 38.1
138% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 305
222% 285 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 470 212 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 426
Write 392
Mixed 292
SusWrite 268
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 38.2
126% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 300
219% 283 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 402 407 148 127 149 MB/s
Read 449
Write 427
Mixed 378
SusWrite 235
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 30
115% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 304
220% 282 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $70 @ launch in Jun '16
NeweggUS $8513 months
AmazonUS $1443 mins
EbayUS $1497 mins
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Typical MX300 275GB Builds (Compare 27,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $570

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