Average Bench: 77.8% (216th of 848)

Based on 890 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. Sequential Read Speed 475MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 39.1%. 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 303MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 189MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 890 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 475 509
277 Write 303 317
273 Mixed 362 384
84.2% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 27.2 34.8
33.1 4K Write 59.7 91.8
13.4 4K Mixed 25.5 38.1
105% 37.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 DQ Read 189 349
49.1 DQ Write 187 298
13.1 DQ Mixed 56.8 90.6
78.8% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 310
Mixed 379
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 23.2
102% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 76.5
106% 193 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 1.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 314
Mixed 376
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 25.6
100% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 72.6
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 42.4
45% 74 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 1.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 312
Mixed 379
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 46.8
4K Mixed 25.2
96% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 72.7
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 42.5
45% 73.5 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 1.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 304
Mixed 371
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 50.9
4K Mixed 16.7
88% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 28.7
DQ Write 57.9
DQ Mixed 16.2
20% 34.3 MB/s
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Typical M5 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 5,360 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $803

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. NAND Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC.

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