Average Bench: 79.4% (209th of 862)

Based on 1,337 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 20.6% 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 27.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 26.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 40%. 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 201MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,337 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 483 516
288 Write 304 317
270 Mixed 365 385
85.1% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 27.3 34.7
35 4K Write 61.2 89.8
12.9 4K Mixed 26.6 37.8
108% 38.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 DQ Read 201 350
53.4 DQ Write 192 301
13.1 DQ Mixed 60.9 90.8
83% 151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 304
Mixed 375
86% 391 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 37.7
138% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 86.2
119% 219 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 308
Mixed 372
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 20.4
111% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 20
93% 209 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 307
Mixed 382
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 32.3
4K Mixed 20.1
73% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 80.7
122% 232 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 1.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 313
Mixed 379
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 3.95
92% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 58.8
DQ Mixed 44.4
47% 78.7 MB/s
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Desktop 52%
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $816

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