Average Bench: 85.1% (361st of 1030)

Based on 12,421 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD4, Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD4

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB averaged just 14.9% 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 274MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 84.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 288MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 337MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,421 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 398 455
242 Write 390 477
210 Mixed 337 388
220 SusWrite 288 331
79.5% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 24 28.4
42 4K Write 84.7 119
21 4K Mixed 34.9 42.6
126% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
180 DQ Read 307 351
110 DQ Write 264 327
131 DQ Mixed 274 325
208% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 482 256 232 232 240 MB/s
Read 438
Write 467
Mixed 389
SusWrite 320
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 43.5
162% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 320
245% 331 MB/s
423GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 370 379 235 246 246 MB/s
Read 427
Write 478
Mixed 390
SusWrite 307
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 43.7
165% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 320
242% 325 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 467 399 246 238 248 MB/s
Read 406
Write 452
Mixed 375
SusWrite 343
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 35.4
130% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 318
242% 326 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 371 333 220 221 225 MB/s
Read 420
Write 335
Mixed 378
SusWrite 284
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 36
140% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 325
227% 289 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 366 333 236 243 242 MB/s
Read 423
Write 360
Mixed 377
SusWrite 297
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 38.8
136% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 200
146% 192 MB/s
448GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 416 323 247 247 248 MB/s
Read 344
Write 380
Mixed 330
SusWrite 316
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 56.9
4K Mixed 23.1
81% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 320
235% 306 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 277 353 242 228 231 MB/s
Read 305
Write 408
Mixed 305
SusWrite 272
73% 323 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 22.8
81% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 321
240% 320 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 345 361 218 220 225 MB/s
Read 383
Write 420
Mixed 225
SusWrite 287
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 31
45% 12.2 MB/s
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Typical MX300 SATA M.2 525GB Builds (Compare 3,995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,327

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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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