Crucial MX300 M.2 525GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2016-12-21

The M.2 2280 format of the Crucial MX300 525GB SSD is also featuring 3D TLC NAND, but comes with higher capacity packages. The same Marvell 88SS1074 quad-channel controller can be spotted on the PCB, along with a 512MB LPDDR3 RAM chip which acts as cache. The product does have thermal protection and thanks to the onboard capacitors it also sports power loss protection; thanks to the controller, MX300 also incorporates Dynamic Write Acceleration, Data Defense and RAIN technologies, AES 256-bit disk encryption but also DEVSLP power mode which saves power when installed on battery-powered devices.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Instantly improve system performance


The Crucial MX300 reaches read speeds up to 530 MB/s and write speeds up to 510 MB/s on all file types so you can boot up almost instantly, reduce load times, and accelerate demanding applications with ease. Plus, our Dynamic Write Acceleration technology uses an adaptable pool of high-speed, single-level cell flash memory to generate blistering speeds throughout the drive’s long life.


Over 90x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive


Extreme Energy Efficiency technology within the Crucial MX300 reduces the amount of active power usage that's consumed by the drive. The Crucial MX300 extends your laptop's battery life by using only 0.075W of power, compared to a typical hard drive which uses 6.8W.


Entrust your files to a drive that lasts


With an endurance rating of up to 220TB total bytes written, the Crucial MX300 is engineered with Micron® 3D NAND to deliver years of fast performance. The 3D NAND leverages larger NAND cells to

improve performance and prolong endurance.


Protect your data with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption, RAIN technology, Exclusive Data Defense technology, and the durability inherent in SSD design.


Keep your system cool


In addition to lower active power usage, Adaptive Thermal Protection technology dynamically adjusts storage component activity. This helps keep your system cool and minimizes the risk of damage caused by overheating.


Boost drive performance by up to 10x with Crucial Storage Executive


This downloadable tool is easy to use and helps monitor and enhance the performance of your Crucial MX300 – update to the latest firmware and enable the Momentum Cache feature in Storage Executive to instantly improve burst performance. Download the latest version here.



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