Average Bench: 87.4% (289th of 1003)

Based on 9,383 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD4, Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD4

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB averaged just 12.6% 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 282MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 91.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB is 31%. 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 348MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,383 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 402 452
250 Write 404 479
219 Mixed 348 388
217 SusWrite 290 331
81.2% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 24.4 28.3
53.9 4K Write 91.1 122
23.4 4K Mixed 36 42.5
131% 50.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
184 DQ Read 309 351
175 DQ Write 281 327
154 DQ Mixed 282 324
215% 291 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 365 336 233 236 236 MB/s
Read 438
Write 336
Mixed 388
SusWrite 295
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 44.9
174% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 238
173% 226 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 284 225 224 227 247 MB/s
Read 417
Write 462
Mixed 382
SusWrite 270
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 41.3
152% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 324
247% 333 MB/s
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 334 373 242 225 207 MB/s
Read 423
Write 303
Mixed 337
SusWrite 271
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 42.7
159% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 322
228% 293 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 190 193 193 187 193 MB/s
Read 413
Write 474
Mixed 381
SusWrite 191
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 40.4
149% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 133
153% 263 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 344 348 221 251 239 MB/s
Read 452
Write 348
Mixed 341
SusWrite 290
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 32.7
115% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 266
206% 280 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 249 244 225 215 239 MB/s
Read 448
Write 464
Mixed 330
SusWrite 237
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 25
117% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 155
136% 200 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 247 227 225 219 235 MB/s
Read 418
Write 465
Mixed 370
SusWrite 242
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 30.8
119% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 25.5
61% 123 MB/s
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Typical MX300 SATA M.2 525GB Builds (Compare 575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P65

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 137% - Outstanding Total price: $109

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 Comments

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Excellent

19 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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