Average Bench: 87.4% (301st of 1011)

Based on 10,444 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD4, Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD4

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB averaged just 12.5% 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 276MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 92MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB is 32%. 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 287MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 345MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,444 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 402 446
245 Write 402 481
213 Mixed 345 388
218 SusWrite 287 330
80.8% 359 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 24.7 28.6
44.5 4K Write 92 122
23.7 4K Mixed 36.4 43.1
133% 51.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
180 DQ Read 305 351
173 DQ Write 276 327
139 DQ Mixed 276 324
211% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 430 287 245 244 245 MB/s
Read 291
Write 420
Mixed 341
SusWrite 314
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 41.7
154% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 323
245% 330 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 324 226 244 229 245 MB/s
Read 428
Write 464
Mixed 382
SusWrite 285
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 39.5
146% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 281
210% 278 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 237 228 225 253 225 MB/s
Read 426
Write 416
Mixed 365
SusWrite 231
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 41.3
152% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 324
228% 293 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 444 288 218 233 232 MB/s
Read 369
Write 434
Mixed 375
SusWrite 308
84% 372 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 36.5
132% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 314
238% 319 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 262 237 237 224 237 MB/s
Read 403
Write 455
Mixed 364
SusWrite 258
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 38.5
134% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 280
214% 287 MB/s
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 433 306 245 252 249 MB/s
Read 437
Write 435
Mixed 379
SusWrite 316
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 34.7
130% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 204
152% 202 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 150 202 198 186 191 MB/s
Read 331
Write 223
Mixed 217
SusWrite 176
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 29.5
4K Mixed 15.5
57% 19.8 MB/s
DQ Read 24.6
DQ Write 72
DQ Mixed 30.4
28% 42.3 MB/s
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Typical MX300 SATA M.2 525GB Builds (Compare 648 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P65

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $68

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 Comments

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Excellent

23 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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