Average Bench: 84.6% (410th of 1071)

Based on 20,154 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD4, Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD4

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB averaged just 15.4% 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 270MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 84.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB is 37.7%. 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 282MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 341MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 401 450
239 Write 390 478
216 Mixed 341 388
205 SusWrite 282 333
79.5% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 24 28.2
36.1 4K Write 84.4 115
18.8 4K Mixed 34.5 42.2
125% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
182 DQ Read 305 351
144 DQ Write 265 326
121 DQ Mixed 270 324
206% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 439 447 411 246 247 MB/s
Read 425
Write 465
Mixed 382
SusWrite 374
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 35.7
126% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 320
243% 328 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 307 222 218 243 229 MB/s
Read 431
Write 340
Mixed 387
SusWrite 269
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 40
141% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 286
226% 313 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 104 387 290 236 240 MB/s
Read 401
Write 458
Mixed 306
SusWrite 273
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 35.2
132% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 310
228% 298 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 369 379 243 241 242 MB/s
Read 280
Write 242
Mixed 252
SusWrite 295
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 26.1
108% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 317
232% 304 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 222 248 225 225 219 MB/s
Read 395
Write 256
Mixed 217
SusWrite 221
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 21.8
86% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 168
142% 203 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 353 363 249 248 225 MB/s
Read 388
Write 380
Mixed 340
SusWrite 298
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 19.3
59% 19.6 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 168
126% 168 MB/s
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Typical MX300 SATA M.2 525GB Builds (Compare 4,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 75%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,114

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 Comments

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Excellent

5 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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