Average Bench: 86.9% (311th of 1011)

Based on 46,901 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged just 13.0% 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 272MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 525GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 288MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,901 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 403 436
243 Write 405 481
221 Mixed 347 389
212 SusWrite 288 332
81.1% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 24.6 28.4
45.6 4K Write 90.1 122
23.9 4K Mixed 36.2 43
131% 50.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
134 DQ Read 300 352
97.7 DQ Write 272 327
68.8 DQ Mixed 272 330
208% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
488GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 475 350 242 243 243 MB/s
Read 401
Write 318
Mixed 374
SusWrite 337
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 39
149% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 329
248% 330 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 242 246 240 225 220 MB/s
Read 378
Write 168
Mixed 212
SusWrite 231
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 24.3
115% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 153
134% 198 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 272 220 181 194 155 MB/s
Read 354
Write 420
Mixed 337
SusWrite 214
75% 331 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 38.7
4K Mixed 22.3
74% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 175
135% 186 MB/s
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 329 220 240 220 211 MB/s
Read 416
Write 334
Mixed 139
SusWrite 257
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 9.7
4K Mixed 9.9
55% 14.8 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 9.9
DQ Mixed 307
164% 151 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 295 314 266 245 242 MB/s
Read 147
Write 293
Mixed 261
SusWrite 277
56% 245 MB/s
4K Read 8.1
4K Write 10.6
4K Mixed 9.1
30% 9.27 MB/s
DQ Read 27
DQ Write 91.9
DQ Mixed 38.3
36% 52.4 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 30,842 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $681

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 Comments

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

Instant performance that lasts...

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

14 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

21 months ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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