Average Bench: 77.8% - 213th / 836

Based on 772 user benchmarks.  Models: PLEXTOR PX-128M5Pro, PLEXTOR PX-128M5P

The 128GB Plextor M5 Pro has a reasonable performance profile. With an effective speed of 442 MB/s it ranks just 5% below the average of the top ten user rated 128GB SSDs, a good result. The M5 Pro's server orientated deep queue read/write speeds clocked in at 345/282 MB/s, slightly above average. As a consequence of having fewer NAND modules, the 128GB version is around 40% slower at sequential writing than its 256GB sibling. The larger capacity M5 Pro represents significantly better value for money. In the 128GB category some manufacturers (Samsung/OCZ) are offering the same sorts of speeds as typically seen in the faster 256GB category. In terms of performance, those SSDs currently stand heads and shoulders above the rest of the 128GB pack. There are several better value for money alternatives to the 128GB M5 Pro in the group test[Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Plextor M5 Pro 128GB averaged 22.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 25.7MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 39.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 301MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 191MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 772 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 474 509
267 Write 301 317
262 Mixed 361 384
83.9% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 27.2 34.8
32.3 4K Write 59.6 92.1
13.3 4K Mixed 25.7 38.3
106% 37.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 DQ Read 191 350
52.2 DQ Write 188 298
13.3 DQ Mixed 55.9 90.6
78.7% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
65GB free
Firmware: 1.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 307
Mixed 379
89% 401 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 36.1
148% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 85.9
119% 220 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 1.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 313
Mixed 379
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 33.2
120% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 85.8
95% 161 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 306
Mixed 375
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 30.2
96% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 86.5
117% 216 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

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Typical M5 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 4,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 72%
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Desktop 56%
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Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $827

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