Average Bench: 78.2% (219th of 859)

Based on 1,165 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 21.7% 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 27.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 26MB/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. Sequential Write Speed 304MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 190MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,165 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 480 511
283 Write 304 317
271 Mixed 364 384
84.7% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 27.1 34.6
34.4 4K Write 60 90.9
12.4 4K Mixed 26 37.3
106% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 DQ Read 190 349
49.3 DQ Write 184 297
12.8 DQ Mixed 58 90.7
79% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
14GB free
Firmware: 1.03
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 481
Write 309
Mixed 371
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 30.2
106% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 66
74% 128 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 1.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 354
Write 296
Mixed 246
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 19.8
92% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 32.9
DQ Write 78.7
DQ Mixed 20.8
26% 44.2 MB/s
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AmazonUS $129.983 months ago.
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $954

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

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