Average Bench: 86.6% (315th of 1011)

Based on 50,976 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 89.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 38.3%. 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 287MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 348MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,976 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 403 447
244 Write 407 480
218 Mixed 348 389
212 SusWrite 287 333
81.3% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 24.6 28.5
44.4 4K Write 89.4 122
22.4 4K Mixed 36 42.8
131% 50 MB/s
Min Avg Max
131 DQ Read 297 352
118 DQ Write 273 327
44.5 DQ Mixed 274 331
208% 281 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 372 413 235 242 243 MB/s
Read 407
Write 405
Mixed 360
SusWrite 319
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 41.5
157% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 326
242% 322 MB/s
489GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 481 326 240 242 239 MB/s
Read 436
Write 474
Mixed 389
SusWrite 333
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 39
142% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 326
245% 327 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 430 343 251 250 240 MB/s
Read 356
Write 430
Mixed 336
SusWrite 310
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 35.1
123% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 203
152% 204 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 244 239 236 206 205 MB/s
Read 400
Write 424
Mixed 359
SusWrite 229
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 30.5
119% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 152
143% 221 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,524,604 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
AmazonUS $8323 hrs
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 32,719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $585

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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

16 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

23 months ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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