Average Bench: 86.7% (341st of 1040)

Based on 79,415 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged just 13.3% 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 275MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 89.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 33.7%. 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 290MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 348MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,415 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 400 443
246 Write 402 481
219 Mixed 348 389
210 SusWrite 290 331
81% 360 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 24.6 28.1
47.9 4K Write 89.1 117
24.1 4K Mixed 35.9 42.6
130% 49.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
183 DQ Read 303 352
136 DQ Write 271 327
135 DQ Mixed 275 331
209% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 369 345 232 236 245 MB/s
Read 421
Write 322
Mixed 387
SusWrite 296
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 37.8
147% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 330
242% 319 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 239 230 224 243 197 MB/s
Read 430
Write 419
Mixed 390
SusWrite 239
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 42.1
146% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 265
218% 312 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 327 311 242 251 233 MB/s
Read 388
Write 417
Mixed 343
SusWrite 283
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 32.4
130% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 327
248% 334 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 95 135 43 289 239 MB/s
Read 426
Write 447
Mixed 371
SusWrite 201
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 37.7
132% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 200
150% 200 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,047,158 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 15,613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,046

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 Comments

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

Instant performance that lasts...

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3 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

3 years ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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