|Form Factor||2.5-inch internal SSD|
|Specs||525GB 2.5-inch internal SSD SATA 6.0Gb/s 530 MB/s Read, 510 MB/s Write|
|Product Line||Client SSD|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive|
|Form Factor||2.5-inch (7mm)|
|Package Content||Crucial MX300 2.5" (7mm) SSD, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, Acronis® True Image™ HD certificate|
Crucial MX300 datasheet
Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND flash technology with the proven success of previous MX-series SSDs. Your storage drive isn't just a container, it's the engine that loads and saves everything you do and use. Get more out of your computer by boosting nearly every aspect of performance.
Instantly improve system performance
The Crucial MX300 reaches read speeds up to 530 MB/s and write speeds up to 510 MB/s1 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 drive2
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 400TB 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.
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 Executive3
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 at www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-storage-executive.
Micron quality — a higher level of reliability.
As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, the Crucial MX300 is backed by the same quality and innovation that has produced some of the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies. With over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing and hundreds of SSD qualification tests, the Crucial MX300 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. You'll notice the difference.
1Based on the published specs of the 525GB model. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.
2Active average power use comparison based on published specs of the 750GB Crucial MX300 SSD and the 1TB Western Digital® Caviar Blue™ WD10EZEX internal hard drive, which, as of January 2016, is one of the industry’s top-selling internal hard drives. All other capacities of the Crucial MX300 SSD have comparable active average power consumption specs, with the exception of the 2050GB version of the drive, which consumes 0.15W.
3Validated by testing included in the “Enhance Burst Performance on Micron and Crucial SSDs Using Momentum Cache” whitepaper, available at www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-storage-executive.
4Refers to data at rest only.
Reviewed by 9 customers
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Confirmed with pre-sales that they would be compatible with both my laptops.
Order 2 drives plus one USB to SATA cable.
Downloaded Acronis software (link given on Crucial web site)
1. Cloned existing hard drive to new SSD. Windows 7. This was 2 partitions on a smaller drive. It added extra to both partitions as SSD was larger. Replaced hard drive with SSD. Much faster boot.
2. Cloned existing hard drive to other SSD. Windows 10. This was one partition of 700GB but only half used. I had deleted superflous files previously. Replaced hard drive with SSD. Faster but not so significant as older machine above as this was an i7 Intel.
Used you tube to assist in replacing hard drive BUT some you tube were incorrect for one of the machines.
I had also purchased 2 USB to SATA docking stations (NOT enclosure) from Novatech. This takes either 2 1/2" or 3 1/2" drives. Ideal for taking initial backups prior to doing work (not clone, just backing up files with Windows copy)
It was so easy as long as you take things step by step.
BUT now need to modify both systems where possible to reduce the writes to get longer life on SSD.
Used this to replace a 1Tb hard disk in a 4-year old laptop running Windows 10. Before replacing it was taking 5 to 8 minutes to boot. Replacement was easy using the instruction video, cloning the old disk was straightforward using the included download of Acronis software and the SATA to USB I purchased at the same time. Unplugged the old disk, plugged in the SSD and switched on. Boot took 20 seconds!
The Acronis 2015 software did not work out of the box. Presented me initially with a black error screen. Looking around the forums gave me the fix. Initial attempt creating a boot drive on a USB stick didn't work. I then tried creating a CD boot disk and this did work. Thereafter, cloning my old spinning 500 GB drive onto the slightly larger MX300 was straightforward. Now works a treat. Makes this almost unusable 3 year old laptop a pleasure to use.
Basically, to save yourself 3 days, do not clone from a HDD to an SSD. ALso the Acronis software DOES NOT work out of the box. You need to burn bootable media, run the cd from BIOS/Boot, change settings in bios just to get the clone to do its job. But then running the SSD does not wqork, i presume because of legacy drivers that are not addressed opr updated. But since the drive stays stable for about 15 seconds after login you have no time to sort out any issues. I eventually managed to get to windows reset screen and tried to keep settings, THIS DID NOT WORK EITHER. Basically, do a fresh install of windows on the drive. And reinstall all your software. Safest, cleanest way to use this drive. (I dont think its a fault of the drive just the process in general)
Followed on line instructions to replace HDD with SSD. Reasonably practical person but surprised how easy the job was, so happy to save on the product and labour charges.
Used to upgrade an old Macbook pro before passing it over to a family member. Seems to work well and capacity should prove more then adequate.
Pretty foolproof at least for this fool.
Technical Support 1st Class, Delivery quick 2 Days (free P&P)Installation of the MX300 525GB went smoothly, already had Acronis True Image installed, so was easy to migrate (from a previously back up Image of my C:Drive) to the New SSD. Overall well impressed with the Boot-up time which is much reduced now and my software applications load and run extremely faster than before. My computer now performs like a new one.
Cannot recommend highly enough - WOW what a difference
The best thing to do with older PCs with slow hard discs and start up /close down times.
great product.. works brilliant. fast and quick.
I replaced my HDD with the Crucial 525GB as my main drive and am extremely happy with it. My laptop, a mid-2009 MBP (A1278) is much cooler. Apps are loading faster, startup is so much faster (about 35s) from just before the chime. Still learning how to delete items, especially secure delete. I am now considering buying a second Crucial SSD as my second drive.