Average Bench: 86.1% (368th of 1058)

Based on 16,194 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD4, Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD4

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB averaged just 13.8% 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 87MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB is 33.8%. 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 290MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,194 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 399 453
239 Write 399 480
218 Mixed 344 388
217 SusWrite 290 337
80.5% 358 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 24.3 28.3
39.2 4K Write 87 119
22.3 4K Mixed 35.6 42.8
128% 48.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
185 DQ Read 311 351
120 DQ Write 269 327
147 DQ Mixed 276 325
211% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 437 458 427 245 248 MB/s
Read 420
Write 473
Mixed 366
SusWrite 372
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 40.8
151% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 300
229% 310 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 317 349 237 199 243 MB/s
Read 400
Write 366
Mixed 293
SusWrite 278
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 41.1
150% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 290
212% 279 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 244 249 248 224 220 MB/s
Read 406
Write 436
Mixed 358
SusWrite 225
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 40.1
145% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 325
233% 301 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 229 199 243 229 220 MB/s
Read 426
Write 273
Mixed 366
SusWrite 241
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 39.2
138% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 319
231% 300 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 317 121 114 246 234 MB/s
Read 410
Write 415
Mixed 238
SusWrite 190
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 40.1
145% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 258
210% 297 MB/s
487GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 414 411 240 221 233 MB/s
Read 374
Write 433
Mixed 346
SusWrite 303
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 33.9
118% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 313
238% 322 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 232 235 214 219 252 MB/s
Read 292
Write 348
Mixed 258
SusWrite 228
64% 282 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 31.5
118% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 259
200% 274 MB/s
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Typical MX300 SATA M.2 525GB Builds (Compare 8,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,270

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 Comments

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Excellent

3 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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