Average Bench: 86.6% (291st of 992)

Based on 42,517 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 278MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 89.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 38.1%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 345MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,517 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 399 437
245 Write 401 481
216 Mixed 345 389
211 SusWrite 289 331
80.7% 358 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 24.2 28.5
43.3 4K Write 89.4 124
22.7 4K Mixed 35.6 43
130% 49.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 306 352
142 DQ Write 280 327
53.7 DQ Mixed 278 330
212% 288 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
91GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 455 342 250 251 249 MB/s
Read 415
Write 387
Mixed 375
SusWrite 334
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 43.2
163% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 328
248% 333 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 411 321 249 247 244 MB/s
Read 426
Write 424
Mixed 383
SusWrite 316
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 39.8
143% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 326
219% 265 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,029,063 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 25,302 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 - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $704

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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

9 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

16 months ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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