Average Bench: 86.7% (256th of 964)

Based on 31,287 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged just 13.2% 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 277MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 36.3%. 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 290MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 347MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,287 samples)
Min Avg Max
309 Read 398 438
246 Write 405 481
225 Mixed 347 389
225 SusWrite 290 334
81.1% 360 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 24.4 28.5
44.6 4K Write 90.2 122
21.4 4K Mixed 35.5 42.9
130% 50.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 DQ Read 304 352
109 DQ Write 278 327
37.7 DQ Mixed 277 330
212% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
287GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 284 482 481 263 246 MB/s
Read 407
Write 476
Mixed 373
SusWrite 338
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 42.3
160% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 328
247% 330 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 444 285 239 236 236 MB/s
Read 434
Write 462
Mixed 380
SusWrite 317
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 41.6
158% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 322
244% 328 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 425 310 233 234 236 MB/s
Read 419
Write 417
Mixed 381
SusWrite 305
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 40
142% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 326
237% 308 MB/s
452GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 306 371 238 239 240 MB/s
Read 330
Write 298
Mixed 279
SusWrite 282
67% 298 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 43.6
4K Mixed 20.8
72% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 284
206% 268 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,690,586 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 19,621 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: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $675

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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

5 months ago.

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


Good

29 days ago.

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


Good

3 days ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

12 months ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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