Average Bench: 86.2% (305th of 1000)

Based on 42,631 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD1, Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 525GB averaged just 13.7% 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 280MB/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 34.7%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,631 samples)
Min Avg Max
321 Read 400 439
246 Write 401 479
218 Mixed 344 388
212 SusWrite 289 333
80.7% 359 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 24.1 28.2
45.1 4K Write 89.1 121
22.4 4K Mixed 35.2 42.6
129% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
88.9 DQ Read 306 352
110 DQ Write 278 327
67.3 DQ Mixed 280 330
213% 288 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 465 302 254 252 253 MB/s
Read 429
Write 473
Mixed 382
SusWrite 332
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 38.6
138% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 324
246% 330 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 333 247 246 243 247 MB/s
Read 414
Write 482
Mixed 389
SusWrite 296
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 41.1
151% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 324
238% 311 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 454 309 235 233 230 MB/s
Read 430
Write 473
Mixed 368
SusWrite 312
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 36.6
128% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 318
240% 323 MB/s
393GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 353 336 246 250 243 MB/s
Read 384
Write 434
Mixed 355
SusWrite 299
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 30.7
122% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 321
236% 310 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 406 314 246 247 250 MB/s
Read 414
Write 469
Mixed 379
SusWrite 310
89% 393 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 30.1
111% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 320
240% 320 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 27,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $647

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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

11 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

18 months ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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