Review: Crucial MX300
Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis
Provided by: Crucial
Model: Crucial MX300 2TB SSD
Firmware version: M0CR031
Few months ago I took a look at the brand new MX300 SSD by Crucial. The drive was 750GB and the major change was the NAND, as it used the latest TLC 3D NAND that micron had to offer. Fast forward to today and the Crucial MX300 SSD is available in m.2 and 2.5” form factors both of which are SATA. TheMX300 SSD however is available in different capacities, 275GB, 525GB, 1TB, and also a 2TB drive, which is the drive that I will be reviewing.
A big thanks to Crucial for providing me with the 2TB MX300 SSD, and you can also click here to find out more about Crucial and their products.
So let’s move on and start this review by taking a look at the packaging and its contents, and followed by some benchmarks.
Crucial MX300 2TB SSD
As always I will start by taking a look at the package and the contents that are included with the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD. We’ll start with the package.
Here is a look at the front of the box.
Also the rear of the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD.
The usual card that has the Acronis True Image HD info and serial number.
The front of the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD.
Here is the rear of the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD.
Here is a look inside the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD, and on this side we can see the four Micron 3D NAND chips and the DDRAM.
On the other side of the PCB we find another set of four micron 3D NAND, another memory chip, and the Marvel 88SS1074-BSW2 controller.
A closer look at the Marvel 88SS1074-BSW2 controller.
The Micron 3D NAND.
Specifications of the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD
We can see that the 2TB MX300 comes with a three year warranty, a copy of Acronis true image. The drive has a maximum read speed of 530MB/Sec and 510MB/Sec when it comes to write speed, so everything is looking good for anSATA 6.0Gb/s drive.
Pricing for the 275GB drive at the Crucial web store starts at 94 Euros including VAT moving up to 145€ for the 525GB, 291€ for the 1TB, and finally 548€for the 2TB. As always those prices are here for reference purposes so expect them to change over time.
In the above screenshot we can see all the available info for the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD.
Let’s head to the next page where we take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.