|Item model number||CT750MX300SSD1|
|Hardware Platform||PC; Mac|
|Item Weight||5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3 x 0.5 x 2 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3 x 0.5 x 2 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Flash Memory Size||750 GB|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||June 14, 2016|
Crucial MX300 750GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT750MX300SSD1
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|Type of product||2.5 inches|
|Digital Storage Capacity||750 GB|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Read Speed||530 Megabytes Per Second|
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- Sequential reads/writes up to 530 / 510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 92k / 83k on all file types
- Over 90x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
- Dynamic Write Acceleration delivers faster saves and file transfers
- More durable than a hard drive – no small moving parts that are prone to failure
- Best-in-class hardware encryption keeps data safe and secure
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Crucial MX300 Solid State Drive
Instant performance that lasts
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.
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.
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.
Note: 1GB equals 1 billion bytes. Actual useable capacity may vary.
*Based on the published specs of the 525GB model. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.
**Active 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.
***Validated by testing included in the 'Enhance Burst Performance on Micron and Crucial SSDs Using Momentum Cache' whitepaper.
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|Data Transfer Rate||530 MB per second||78 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||450 Mb per second||3938 Mb per second||6 Gb per second|
|Device Type||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive|
|Digital Storage Capacity||750 GB||1 TB||1 TB||480 GB||500 GB||500 MB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||3.50 inches||2.50 inches|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||Solid State Drive||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC; Mac||PC, Mac||PC; Mac||laptop||—||PC & Mac|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 0.5 x 2 inches||3.94 x 2.76 x 0.27 inches||4.06 x 0.28 x 2.76 inches||3.94 x 0.28 x 2.75 inches||0.87 x 3.15 x 0.9 inches||4 x 0.3 x 2.8 inches|
|Item Weight||4.96 ounces||3.04 ounces||0.35 ounces||1.44 ounces||1.92 ounces||1.31 ounces|
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.
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Crucial states that this drive should be able to sustain up to 220TB of writes, as it contains Micron's latest 3D NAND technology.
It's capable of reaching speeds of up to 530MB/sec read and 510MB/sec write, and I was able to get these speeds with Crystal DiskMark. The screenshot I have attached shows how much more of an improvement you get when you enable Momentum Cache, which is similar to Samsung's RAPID mode. This increases the endurance of the SSD by allowing the DRAM to absorb the random writes, as they tend to wear out the NAND cells faster than sequential writes. Crucial recommends that you only enable momentum cache for the SSD if you are in fact using it as your boot drive.
This drive would also be ideal for use in laptops because of it's incredibly low power draw of 0.075W of power. It certainly may extend your laptop's battery life over a traditional 5400rpm or 7200rpm drive, but the difference will likely be subtle. I would say maybe an hour longer? (just guestimating)
Still, I am glad to see Crucial finally releasing some software (Crucial Executive Storage Client) to compete with Samsung's excellent Magician software. You must download this from Crucial's website if you wish to enable their Momentum Cache for better performance. It's not quite as much of a standalone program as Magician, as it uses your web browser to configure your drive, but it has all of the most important information you need about your SSD, as well as the ability to easily update your firmware. I used it to update the firmware of my 1TB MX200 since the MX300 was already on its latest, being a brand new SSD at the time of this review.
If you are looking for a brand new SSD to replace the hard drive in your laptop, or to use as a Windows boot drive, look no further. The 750GB MX300 gives you a bit more bang for your buck than either a 500GB SSD or a 1TB SSD, so it really hits the sweet spot in price per gigabyte, and it should have no problem lasting you for several years of use. You will likely end up upgrading this drive long before it ever actually wears out.
My only complaint is that the Acronis True Image HD 2015 software that comes with this SSD would not allow me to resize my Windows partition from my old 250GB drive when I tried to clone it. I also tried using EaseUs Todo Backup as well as Macrium Reflect to no avail. It was likely due the Windows-created 450MB recovery partition that was positioned directly after my main Windows partition. I ended up doing a fresh install, which was probably for the best, as I originally had Windows 7 on my desktop computer before upgrading to Windows 8, 8.1, and then finally Windows 10.
With this Crucial, (#2) runs much faster as expected. However, about 4 weeks after install, I started noticing a lot of random shutdowns and spinning globes. I didn't think much of it until these episodes became more frequent.
I started running DiskUtility and each time I run it, there is some kind of corruption error or incorrect block count error or invalid free block cont, which DiskUtility seems to successfully repair. Then 1 minute later, a new error appears. Now the random shutdowns are almost daily with no hint of when it will happen. Meanwhile, (#1) which is 3 years older and a less powerful MacBook keeps working perfectly with never an error on DiskUtility.
I may have flawed Crucial SSD, but it may just be a cheaper product. Unfortunately, I am past the 30 day Amazon replacement window, so I will try contacting Crucial to see how they honor their warranty. I will update this as I interact with Crucial directly.
I give it 2 stars just because of the speed increase. However, stay away from it.
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That said, it sorted my c. 2011 high-end i5 17" laptop rockin' & rollin' again. The originally excellent performance of my PC suffered badly when I first upgraded from Windows7 to Windows10 - the poor old harddisk was pegged at 100% usage almost all the time (and when checked with Speccy, its internal table was starting to show an error) . Doubling the RAM made no appreciable difference. Replacing the harddrive with this SSD (after cloning) fixed the worst (but not all - Win10 is a big fat resource hog) of the performance issues - and the HDrive usage is usually 0% these days! Unbelievable. [I suspect Microsoft may have also made some tweaks to Win10 to make it slightly less greedy.]
This 750GB SSD was a particularly good size for me as it is a bit bigger than my original h/disk, which means I was able to clone my original 500/600GB harddrive to this without having to mess about with disk partitions, etc.. It also means I have a slightly bigger harddisk now, rather than significantly smaller one. A 1TB SSD would have been too expensive & 500GB would have been a bit too small, which would have complicated things and would have been a downgrade in disk capacity.
Happy. Recommended. [If you intend to replace an existing harddrive, swat-up on disk-cloning before ordering ;) ]
I had already previously upgraded my macbook's RAM to the maximum 8GB and was frustrated by slow boot times and slow program launches. So upgrading to SSD was my only option.
When it arrived, I immediately set about formatting it for the MacBook. I then used SuperDuper to clone my nearly full 500GB HDD. I left the process running over night.
By the morning, it was done and I set about replacing the HDD with the SSD. A quick google lookup and I found a video tutorial on CNET that went through it step by step. Very easy.
The moment of truth, I switched on the MacBook for the first time with the new SSD. It was fast! With the old HDD startup was about 80 seconds, from boot, to login screen to desktop icons fully loaded. Now, with the SSD, it's 10 seconds to login screen and about 5 seconds to desktop icons fully loaded!
It's quicker launching programs too. I have MS Office 2016 installed on my MacBook. With the old HDD, it took nearly 2 mins to launch Excel. Now, it's a few seconds. Photos, iMovie, Garage Band, all startup in just a few seconds.
I've also noticed that system and app upgrades are completed much more rapidly, as the downloaded file is written to the disk much more rapidly now.
This hard drive is best suited to casual users who are looking to extend the life of a MacBook/PC for another 5+ years. For the price, you really can't go wrong. It's a lot more competitively priced than the Samsung EVO and will satisfy most users.
By all means, buy an NVMe drive if you feel you need to, but for most people, buying a larger but modern SATA III drive, and maybe spending the extra cash on more RAM, will be a better decision.