Average Bench: 86.6% (315th of 1011)

Based on 55,545 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged just 13.4% 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 274MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 35%. 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 286MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,545 samples)
Min Avg Max
328 Read 401 435
240 Write 396 481
216 Mixed 343 388
206 SusWrite 286 331
80.2% 357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 24.5 28.4
44.6 4K Write 90.7 120
23.3 4K Mixed 35.8 42.8
131% 50.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 300 353
131 DQ Write 272 327
68.5 DQ Mixed 274 330
209% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 485 488 263 254 255 257 MB/s
Read 430
Write 488
Mixed 395
SusWrite 334
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 44.5
172% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 321
244% 328 MB/s
350GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 482 262 247 250 250 MB/s
Read 392
Write 273
Mixed 372
SusWrite 329
77% 341 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 40.2
145% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 319
241% 322 MB/s
457GB free
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 465 264 237 233 233 MB/s
Read 419
Write 481
Mixed 382
SusWrite 316
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 38.7
138% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 322
244% 328 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 230 253 254 236 250 MB/s
Read 404
Write 477
Mixed 247
SusWrite 245
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 25.2
120% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 169
142% 205 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 34,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $673

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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

18 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

2 years ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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