Average Bench: 77.8% (223rd of 853)

Based on 1,056 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 22.2% 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. Sequential Read Speed 478MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 40.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 184MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 302MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,056 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 478 511
275 Write 302 317
271 Mixed 362 384
84.3% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 27.2 34.7
32.8 4K Write 59.8 92
12.4 4K Mixed 25.7 38
106% 37.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 DQ Read 184 349
51.9 DQ Write 182 297
12.6 DQ Mixed 57.2 90.7
77.6% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free
Firmware: 1.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 312
Mixed 377
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 36.1
142% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 88.9
118% 215 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: 1.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 309
Mixed 381
89% 404 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 33.4
123% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 18.2
83% 187 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 313
Mixed 377
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 30
111% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 72.6
96% 175 MB/s
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Typical M5 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 2,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $980

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