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Crucial MX300 525GB SSD Review

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THE MX300 525GB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The exterior of the drive is identical to that of the previous MX lines so once again nothing really new here.

 

 

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At the rear of the drive we find a large sticker which contains the serial and part numbers, barcodes, connectivity, PSID key, capacity, electrical requirements and installed firmware.

 

 

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The usual SATA data and power connectors are placed at the rear of the drive.

 

 

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Just like with the 750GB model Crucial has used a clip-on (clamp) design for the enclosure.

 

 

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The 525GB model has just 2 NAND flash modules on the top side of the PCB each of which is 144GB in capacity.

 

 

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On the opposite side we find 2 more NAND flash modules (again 144GB in capacity each) along with an array of capacitors (power-loss protection), 512MB LPDDR3 1333MHz DRAM package (again by Micron) and the Marvell 88SS1074 4-channel controller.

 

 

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You can also download Crucial’s Storage Executive software from their support page in order to monitor the drive and control some of its features/settings (you can check this page for more details on the software).