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Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

( 4.9 Average / 49 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Crucial

Part #

CT525MX300SSD1

Capacity

525GB

Interface

SATA 6 Gb/s

Cache

N/A

Form Factor

2.5"

GB/$1.00

3.48

Price/GB

$0.29

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Reviews

AmatisP1me 25 points 11 months ago
from completed build Black Pearl

This is mainly so I can play Fallout 4 with zero loading time. Got this on sale on amazon for 129.99. Its just to expand my Steam Library and keep my boot drive clear for other program files. Its works great!

UPDATE 8/16/2016 --- Works great. Fallout 4 loads unbelievably fast (I'm coming from PS4 loading times for it). It makes your play through time much faster and enjoyable.

LogicBomb 38 points 9 months ago
from completed build SFX Tricky

Fantastic SSD for a good price. Very quick read times and good amount of storage too. Massive increase in speed over a regular HDD.

Dtm209 13 points 8 months ago
from completed build Perfect Size Perfect Performance

Best SSD for the Price, Performance, and Size Micro center $120

Geograd 3 points 7 months ago
from completed build Plan Z

5 second boot time. GTA 5 load times are incredible. Nice SSD for the price.

twistanesh 11 points 7 months ago

So far so good, no issues and matches my silver theme.

Blackops010 5 points 7 months ago

Nice queit ssd, if I had the extra money I woulda bought either a 1tb ssd or two 525gb adds.

Gooberdad 35 points 7 months ago
from completed build Centaurea Cyanus

Fast SSD at a great price. Picked up two of these after B&H couldn't deliver an item that sold out and was discontinued Black Friday.

Clemeit 19 points 7 months ago
from completed build An Intro to Computer Building

Coming from a HDD... holy crap. Love the speeds it has to offer.

Ophaniim 5 points 6 months ago
from completed build White Christmas

My storage drive for games. Super fast, hardly have no wait times. I have had no problems with it so far.

Kurb 2 points 6 months ago
from completed build My upgraded AMD build

I replaced my older 240 gb ssd with this MX300 525gb,Cloned the 240 GB drive with Macrium Reflect. I did not use the Included Acronis cloning software that is at the crucial website. I then installed the Crucial Storage executive software and updated the firmware and enabled the Momentum cache feature. I ran CrystalDiskMark and below are the results:

CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : [...]


  • MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
  • KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1520.285 MB/s Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1497.882 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 163.952 MB/s [ 40027.3 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 157.686 MB/s [ 38497.6 IOPS] Sequential Read (T= 1) : 2157.004 MB/s Sequential Write (T= 1) : 1836.294 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 166.229 MB/s [ 40583.3 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 158.939 MB/s [ 38803.5 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [C: 34.3% (167.7/488.6 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec] Date : 2016/11/11 19:59:27 OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)

These results are to me are fantastic.

Here are my results without momentum cache enabled:


CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : [...]


  • MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
  • KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 441.144 MB/s Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 447.866 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 141.285 MB/s [ 34493.4 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 131.886 MB/s [ 32198.7 IOPS] Sequential Read (T= 1) : 448.380 MB/s Sequential Write (T= 1) : 261.918 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 26.804 MB/s [ 6543.9 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 80.183 MB/s [ 19575.9 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [C: 60.3% (273.9/454.3 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec] Date : 2016/11/14 2:56:49 OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)