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Crucial MX300 525GB

Crucial MX300 525GB
alaScore 96

247 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 reviews of Crucial MX300 525GB. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Crucial MX300 525GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Crucial MX300 (525GB)


The MX300 is the second solid-state drive to use 3D flash memory, as opposed to the traditional, planar 2D flash memory. If you think of each memory cell as a person, then 3D is to 2D flash memory as high rises are to single-family homes. You can house...

The Crucial MX300 SSD is competitively priced and delivers fast performance. The solid-state drive uses efficient 3D flash memory and provides strong security with hardware encryption.

The drive has a short three-year warranty and trails behind its main competitor, the more expensive Samsung 850 Evo, in performance and features.

If you're looking to upgrade your computer's hard drive, the new Crucial MX300 is a speedy and affordable choice.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Bob Buskirk (

Crucial MX300 (525GB & 1050GB) Solid State Drives Review


When the MX300 was initially launched Crucial only offered a 750GB version, but now the they have filled out the lineup with 275GB, 525GB, 1TB, and 2TB

– Price ; – Solid mid-range performance ; – Spacer and Acronis True Image HD software activation key included ; – 256 AES encryption

– Only a 3-year warranty

As I said when I first reviewed this drive Crucial’s approach with this drive is the get higher capacity drives in the hands of more people. They are doing this by designing the MX300 to not be the fastest drive out there, but to be a great mid-level...

Sep, 2016

bittech-recommended Award

Expert review by : Matthew Lambert (

Crucial MX300 and MX300 M.2 Reviews (525GB & 1TB)


The first drive to feature Intel and Micron's 3D NAND, the MX300 comes in 2.5in and M.2 flavours.

Benchmarking SSDs these days, especially SATA-based ones, is mainly a means for checking for major flaws rather than delving into minute comparisons. It's been the case for some time now that virtually all modern SSDs are suitable for your average home...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : AkG (

Crucial MX300 525GB & 1TB SSD Review


Recently we reviewed Crucial's then-new MX300 750GB and walked away impressed with their vision for the future of mass market facing SSDs. At the time,

With the release of both the 525GB and 1TB versions, Crucial’s MX300 family has finally reached a point where it offers something for

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Bartosz Waluk (

Crucial MX300 525GB SATAIII SSD Review


Couple of weeks ago we had a chance to test 750GB version of the MX300 which is the latest Crucial SSD. Since then Crucial released additional capacities of MX300 – 275GB, 525GB and 1TB. There is also available M.2 version of MX300.

High performance ; Inexpensive ; Stable and durable ; Free Acronis HD license ; Momentum Cache

None worth to mention

Crucial MX300 is quite interesting SSD series. Even though it’s not the fastest SSD on the market, it has some features that make it a good option for most users.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:Acronis True Image HD / CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, KCC, WEEE, TUV, UL, SATA-IO
Color of product:Black, Grey / Grey
Internal: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2

Energy Management

Power consumption (average):0.075

Logistics data

Quantity per pallet:1

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70

Other Features

Internal: Yes
Quantity per pallet:1


Component for:PC/notebook
Data Transfer Rate:6
ECC: Yes
Endurance rating (for 5 years):87
Hardware encryption: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1500000
Random read (100% span):92000
Random write (100% span):83000
Read Speed:530
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Security algorithms:256-bit AES
Solid-state drive capacity:525
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD temperature monitoring:Y
TRIM support: Yes
Write Speed:510


Power consumption (average):0.075


Bundled software:Acronis True Image HD

Technical Details

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70

Weight & Dimensions