Crucial MX300 525GB SATAIII SSD Review

Conclusion

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.

Crucial cares to deliver fully stable, well designed products. Even though in MX300 is TLC NAND then it was combined with other high performance components what at the end gives us high performance and perfect stability in reasonable price.

Interesting is also capacity. There are no other SSD which offer 275 or 525GB  of space. After format we receive 250 or 500GB usable capacity while competition has always these 20-30GB less. MX300 is also the only series available in 750GB capacity where competition has nothing between 500 and 1000GB.

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Crucial MX300 is covered by three year warranty and free support. As I said in case of other Crucial SSD reviews, it’s not really long but enough as average life cycle of desktop computer is about three years. There are also barely any competitive SSD based on TLC NAND with longer warranty.

 

525GB version of MX300 SSD costs about $130 on Amazon. It’s less than most competitive 500GB SSD while MX300 has that additional 25GB. I think it’s a good price and really worth it.

 

Pros:

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

 

Cons:

  • None worth to mention

 

Final words:

If you are looking for an HDD or older SSD replacement then Crucial MX300 seems like a perfect option. It’s fast, durable, based on high quality components and is also inexpensive.

Crucial MX300 525GB SSD deserves our Value Award for a high performance and quality in a great price.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.