Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

 

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

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Review: Crucial
MX300

Reviewed by: Antonis
Sapanidis

Provided by: Crucial

Model: Crucial MX300 2TB SSD

Firmware version: M0CR031

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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.

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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.

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

Here is a look at the front of the box.

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Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

Also the rear of the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD.

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

The usual card that has the Acronis True
Image HD info and serial number.

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Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

The front of the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD.

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

Here is the rear of the Crucial MX300 2TB
SSD.

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

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.

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

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.

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

A closer look at the Marvel 88SS1074-BSW2 controller.

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

The Micron 3D NAND.

Specifications of the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD

Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

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.

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Crucial MX300 2TB SSD Review

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.

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