Average Bench: 79.2% (228th of 885)

Based on 1,618 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 20.8% 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 27.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 26.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 39.7%. 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 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,618 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 484 516
285 Write 304 317
271 Mixed 366 385
85.2% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 27.1 34.5
32.4 4K Write 61.3 88.9
12.7 4K Mixed 26.4 37.8
107% 38.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 DQ Read 198 348
51.2 DQ Write 190 301
13.2 DQ Mixed 59 90.5
81.4% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
18GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 309
Mixed 378
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 31.5
116% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 88.8
117% 212 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 305
Mixed 375
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 59.5
4K Mixed 32.5
117% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 74.7
107% 198 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 470
Write 313
Mixed 380
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 45.4
4K Mixed 28.7
96% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 68.5
72% 118 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 461
Write 272
Mixed 369
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 27.2
90% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 55.2
60% 101 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 463
Write 303
Mixed 365
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 56.1
4K Mixed 13.4
83% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 15.3
37% 71.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,619,061 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $111 @ launch in Sep '12
AmazonUS $1308 months
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Typical M5 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 7,453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $809

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

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