Average Bench: 77.3% (291st of 929)

Based on 2,027 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 22.6% 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 26.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 478MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 39.8%. 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 178MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 304MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,027 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 478 516
280 Write 304 318
252 Mixed 363 387
84.6% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 26.5 33.9
32.7 4K Write 59.1 87.5
12.7 4K Mixed 25.6 36.8
104% 37.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 DQ Read 178 344
50.7 DQ Write 181 295
13.3 DQ Mixed 56.6 89.9
76.3% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 306
Mixed 375
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 19.9
107% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 19.7
36% 67.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,224,126 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $111 @ launch in Sep '12
AmazonUS $13012 months
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Typical M5 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 9,189 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $784

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

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