Average Bench: 86.4% (322nd of 1011)

Based on 9,649 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD4, Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD4

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB averaged just 13.6% 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 88.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB is 37%. 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 290MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,649 samples)
Min Avg Max
311 Read 401 453
247 Write 399 478
216 Mixed 344 388
218 SusWrite 290 329
80.7% 358 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 24.2 28.7
44.5 4K Write 88.4 121
20.8 4K Mixed 35.7 43
129% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
145 DQ Read 303 351
146 DQ Write 273 327
114 DQ Mixed 275 324
210% 284 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
54GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 468 303 243 236 240 MB/s
Read 428
Write 480
Mixed 386
SusWrite 327
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 41.3
152% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 321
235% 304 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 240 231 231 237 247 MB/s
Read 413
Write 479
Mixed 378
SusWrite 262
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 42.5
152% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 323
246% 332 MB/s
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 365 330 227 236 247 MB/s
Read 417
Write 411
Mixed 383
SusWrite 295
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 40.4
138% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 251
212% 308 MB/s
483GB free
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 304 384 266 230 225 MB/s
Read 386
Write 396
Mixed 358
SusWrite 268
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 35.8
139% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 41.1
103% 215 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 448 336 246 245 243 MB/s
Read 451
Write 460
Mixed 383
SusWrite 325
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 36.5
128% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 190
147% 196 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 462 285 249 250 252 MB/s
Read 311
Write 325
Mixed 359
SusWrite 324
75% 330 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 37.8
132% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 289
216% 287 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 340 339 256 248 243 MB/s
Read 406
Write 322
Mixed 298
SusWrite 295
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 68.3
4K Mixed 29.3
102% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 249
209% 304 MB/s
315GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 368 360 250 253 247 MB/s
Read 402
Write 380
Mixed 330
SusWrite 304
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 30.7
102% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 274
205% 274 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 231 222 192 202 142 MB/s
Read 402
Write 361
Mixed 264
SusWrite 205
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 29.9
95% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 40.9
DQ Mixed 70.6
56% 80.7 MB/s
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Typical MX300 SATA M.2 525GB Builds (Compare 618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
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

21 months 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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