Average Bench: 78.1% (218th of 850)

Based on 966 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 21.8% 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 25.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 39%. 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 188MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 303MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 966 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 478 511
280 Write 303 317
271 Mixed 363 384
84.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 27.3 34.9
32.8 4K Write 60.2 92
13.1 4K Mixed 25.8 38.1
106% 37.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 DQ Read 188 350
51.3 DQ Write 186 298
12.8 DQ Mixed 57.3 90.4
78.6% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free
Firmware: 1.07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 314
Mixed 384
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 38.7
151% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 83.1
121% 227 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 1.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 305
Mixed 376
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 66.6
4K Mixed 33
122% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 85
124% 233 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 301
Mixed 371
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 43.1
4K Mixed 31.3
102% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 91
122% 222 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 1.08 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 307
Mixed 378
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 16.1
79% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 37.4
65% 126 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,246

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