Average Bench: 85.8% (310th of 1000)

Based on 8,273 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD4, Crucial_ CT525MX300SSD4

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB averaged just 14.1% 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 281MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB is 33.3%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 342MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,273 samples)
Min Avg Max
323 Read 401 448
242 Write 395 478
216 Mixed 342 387
219 SusWrite 289 330
80.2% 357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 23.8 28.4
44.7 4K Write 86.5 119
22.2 4K Mixed 34.9 42.6
127% 48.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
180 DQ Read 312 350
160 DQ Write 276 327
148 DQ Mixed 281 323
214% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
291GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 481 268 246 245 249 MB/s
Read 390
Write 480
Mixed 380
SusWrite 327
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 43.2
163% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 319
244% 329 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 419 299 221 218 231 MB/s
Read 426
Write 468
Mixed 379
SusWrite 298
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 38.4
137% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 315
241% 327 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR070
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 448 321 243 244 244 MB/s
Read 455
Write 448
Mixed 376
SusWrite 314
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 37.9
135% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 289
213% 279 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 272 222 225 96 230 MB/s
Read 423
Write 474
Mixed 379
SusWrite 208
84% 371 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 38.7
139% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 137
158% 270 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 351 264 229 230 229 MB/s
Read 448
Write 336
Mixed 316
SusWrite 262
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 38.7
136% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 263
195% 259 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 282 288 267 262 245 MB/s
Read 318
Write 432
Mixed 358
SusWrite 272
78% 345 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 36.3
138% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 327
247% 332 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 231 227 233 236 232 MB/s
Read 411
Write 431
Mixed 343
SusWrite 246
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 44.8
4K Mixed 29.4
94% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 21.9
DQ Write 41.2
DQ Mixed 69.7
42% 44.3 MB/s
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Typical MX300 SATA M.2 525GB Builds (Compare 551 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: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $140

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 Comments

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Excellent

17 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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