Limited Edition 750GB Crucial MX300 SSD Review


Crucial MX300 750GB Temperatures

Crucial MX300 SSD

Temperatures have always played a critical role on storage drives and in recent years we’ve seen it cause drives to fail prematurely and we’ve even seen some SSD performance results change for the worse if components were too hot or too cold. Since temperature is an important thing to keep an eye on we check the idle and load temperatures on all of the drives that we review. To get the idle temperature results we leave the drive sitting on an open air test bench in a room that is 19C. For the load numbers we use IOMeter to write 128KB to the drive sequentially for 20 minutes and record the top temperature.

Crucial MX300 750GB SSD Temperatures

The Crucial MX300 750GB drive had an idle temperature of 26C and we found that it topped out at 49C after doing over 400GB of straight 128KB sequential writes across the entire drive with IOMeter. That’s beyond the norm, so we stopped paying attention to the temps as 99.9% of people aren’t going to be pounding a consumer SSD that hard!

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