Average Bench: 86.9% (335th of 1040)

Based on 70,407 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged just 13.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX300 525GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 280MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 30.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 525GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 291MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 70,407 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 403 445
244 Write 403 481
218 Mixed 347 389
221 SusWrite 291 333
81.3% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 24.4 28.3
48.9 4K Write 88.7 118
23.9 4K Mixed 35.7 42.4
130% 49.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
189 DQ Read 306 352
175 DQ Write 279 327
147 DQ Mixed 280 331
214% 288 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 390 375 248 246 248 MB/s
Read 423
Write 469
Mixed 379
SusWrite 308
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 39.6
143% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 326
245% 328 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 379 300 228 208 214 MB/s
Read 419
Write 469
Mixed 380
SusWrite 286
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 37.3
135% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 323
245% 330 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 381 412 277 244 241 MB/s
Read 383
Write 407
Mixed 339
SusWrite 305
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 26.7
102% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 186
179% 283 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 239 239 241 237 236 MB/s
Read 332
Write 230
Mixed 248
SusWrite 239
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 27.3
89% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 133
98% 129 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,764,687 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 10,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,220

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 Comments

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC

Instant performance that lasts...

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19 days ago.

fast as hell nothing goes wrong.........


Good

24 months ago.

Really good SSD for the money, this drive is capable of speeding up even a slow Acer All in One.


Good

23 months ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

2 years ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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