Average Bench: 85.4% (344th of 1017)

Based on 12,285 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD4, Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD4

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB averaged just 14.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 275MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 283MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 341MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 400 451
242 Write 391 478
213 Mixed 341 387
204 SusWrite 283 328
79.6% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 24.1 28.5
46 4K Write 88.1 122
19.4 4K Mixed 35.2 43
128% 49.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
178 DQ Read 304 351
169 DQ Write 270 326
134 DQ Mixed 275 324
209% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 484 275 253 253 253 MB/s
Read 411
Write 484
Mixed 390
SusWrite 333
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 44.3
168% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 315
243% 330 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 448 353 246 247 246 MB/s
Read 383
Write 473
Mixed 366
SusWrite 335
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 40.2
149% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 324
240% 315 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 248 247 249 232 239 MB/s
Read 417
Write 467
Mixed 381
SusWrite 239
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 41
149% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 321
246% 332 MB/s
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 424 313 250 252 252 MB/s
Read 424
Write 447
Mixed 378
SusWrite 321
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 38.8
136% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 201
151% 201 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 368 330 199 80 240 MB/s
Read 418
Write 425
Mixed 285
SusWrite 263
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 36.8
131% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 249
203% 290 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 425 331 244 245 244 MB/s
Read 432
Write 482
Mixed 390
SusWrite 312
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 36.1
119% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 322
235% 307 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 428 403 247 247 244 MB/s
Read 412
Write 434
Mixed 362
SusWrite 297
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 32.3
120% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 294
229% 312 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 231 219 148 49 37 MB/s
Read 390
Write 246
Mixed 350
SusWrite 152
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 36.8
131% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 231
197% 289 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 251 225 217 234 234 MB/s
Read 425
Write 303
Mixed 16.7
SusWrite 237
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 8.4
4K Mixed 9.6
53% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 42.9
DQ Mixed 274
155% 153 MB/s
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Typical MX300 SATA M.2 525GB Builds (Compare 680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P65

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $140

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 Comments

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Excellent

2 years ago.

There's nothing inherently wrong with it. It does what it's supposed to do, it's M.2. The reason I chose this at the time was because I trusted the manufacturing tolerances of Micron, and I thought that other brands were overrated. It saves space, because it can be mounted directly onto the motherboard, in one way or the other. Of course...If I had just waited a little longer I could have bought the new MX500 series SSD, but they don't have any M.2 format drives released yet and there isn't much of significant difference; which is a higher read speed of 560 MB/s and 5 year warranty. The 3 year warranty and read speed of 530 MB/s is just fine!

Deal  www.newegg.com/...

Not that much of deal compared to some others. But still a decent reference point.


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