Product Comparison: Crucial MX300 vs Samsung 850 EVO


General Specifications
Brand
Crucial
Samsung
Model
MX300 (CT275MX300SSD1)
850 EVO Series (MZ-75E500B/AM)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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 3 D 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.
Upgrade virtually every aspect of your computer’s performance with Samsung’s 850 EVO, designed with state of the art SSD which includes 3D V-NAND technology. In 840 EVO, you will get three dimensional chip design that enables performance, reliability and high energy efficiency so you can work and play faster and longer than before.
Key Specs
Capacity
525 GB
500 GB
Read Speed
530 Mb/s
540 Mb/s
Write Speed
510 Mb/s
520 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Crucial MX300 Solid State Drive
  • Can't beat this for it's speed and capacity at this price.
  • I bought a small capacity 275GB drive because I needed it to run software not store data. I use my old drive in an external drive bay for storage.
  • What a huge speed and performance improvement over the old HDD.. Truly amazed.
  • Since install it’s been an immediate and huge improvement with Read and write speeds 4x faster according to speed tests! Been working great and have no complaints. Would recommend!
  • The read and write speeds are more than satisfying. I am running this as an audio library drive for Kontakt and Maschine. Works excellent. No problems.
  • The only reason I gave this two stars, is that most people wouldn't actually see this performance drop. It's really specific to a large writes.
Samsung 850 EVO Solid State Drive
  • Install was easy and the write/read speed were very close to advertised speed.
  • It has read speeds of around 540 Mbps and will greatly improve you system speed. I have had users ask me what I done to their computers because it is so fast now.
  • The drive has great read and write speeds. The drive also fits within the drive bay as it should.
  • Reading/writing speed increased considerably for all my programs. I highly recommend.
  • This really gave my old PC a boost as far as speed and storage capacity.
Size & Weight
Height
0.28 in.
0.28 in.
Width
2.76 in.
2.76 in.
Depth
4.05 in.
3.94 in.
Weight
3.52 oz.
1.59 oz.
Features
Form Factor
2.5
2.5
Interface
SATA III
SATA III
Memory Chip Type
3D NAND
3D V-NAND
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal, IEEE-1667
AES 256-bit
Extras
Instantly improve system performance, Entrust your files to a drive that lasts, Keep your system cool
Dynamic Thermal Guard Protection, End-to-end Integration Solution, Improved Energy Efficiency, Guaranteed Endurance and reliability, Enhanced RAPID mode
What customers say about "Features"
Crucial MX300 Solid State Drive
  • This drive is somewhat lighter than the drive it replaced and the form factor is virtually identical.
  • I used it to upgrade an old laptop & the form factor was perfect. It fit the HD compartment exactly as it should.
  • Running it at Sata 3 GB/s & working smoothly so far.
  • These drives utilize Micron 3D-Nand technology and have extremely fast upload/download transfer rates. They are extremely reliable and are priced substantially lower than other manufacturers.
  • Acronis cloning was a bit of a pain. Took too much time to clone but after a 3 hours of troubleshooting I managed to clone my Windows 10 installation successfully.
Samsung 850 EVO Solid State Drive
  • Uses normal SATA III interface and was recognized by computer with no problem.
  • If your system supports SATA 3 only, you won't be disappointed with this; I personally bought a few, and never had an issue with any of them.
  • I have installed several Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO Drives on my Windows 10 PC's without a glitch. The is a great upgrade (Super fast startups and shutdowns) And quicker with drive intensive tasks (Antivirus scans).
  • Very fast SSD and offers 256-bit encryption, I cannot find a better SSD than this one.
  • The 32-layer 3D VNAND flash memory ensures reliable performance, and AES 256-bit encryption keeps my data private.
  • No reduction in start-up time. Still takes about 20-ish seconds. Not bad, but I don't understand why there isn't at least a little improvement.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
5 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL

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