Average Bench: 86.7% (276th of 980)

Based on 34,202 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 282MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 525GB is 35%. 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 288MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,202 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 399 436
243 Write 404 480
216 Mixed 346 388
195 SusWrite 288 330
80.9% 359 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 24.3 28.2
44.8 4K Write 90 121
23 4K Mixed 35.7 42.4
130% 50 MB/s
Min Avg Max
115 DQ Read 306 352
115 DQ Write 281 327
70.4 DQ Mixed 282 330
215% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
427GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 424 303 244 244 243 MB/s
Read 406
Write 466
Mixed 378
SusWrite 316
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 38.8
145% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 326
245% 327 MB/s
356GB free
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 439 296 247 253 247 MB/s
Read 428
Write 435
Mixed 331
SusWrite 318
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 37.7
135% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 326
245% 327 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 448 277 241 238 224 MB/s
Read 428
Write 468
Mixed 382
SusWrite 314
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 33.9
126% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 322
245% 329 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 234 238 236 237 223 MB/s
Read 357
Write 246
Mixed 210
SusWrite 258
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 24.8
114% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 329
228% 279 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jun '16
AmazonUS $1298 days
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Typical MX300 525GB Builds (Compare 22,864 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $719

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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

7 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

Nice ssd


Excellent

14 months ago.

Really fast write/read speed


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