Average Bench: 77.5% (220th of 848)

Based on 825 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 22.4% 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 27.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 25.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 40.9%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 302MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 825 samples)
Min Avg Max
346 Read 474 509
271 Write 302 318
264 Mixed 360 384
83.9% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 27.2 34.8
31.3 4K Write 59.9 92.2
13.2 4K Mixed 25.5 38.2
106% 37.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 DQ Read 185 347
49 DQ Write 185 298
12.8 DQ Mixed 54.5 90.4
76.8% 141 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB 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 306
Mixed 370
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 30.2
133% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 80.6
118% 223 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 310
Mixed 373
87% 391 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 46.3
4K Mixed 13.9
80% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 25.2
DQ Write 53.7
DQ Mixed 79.1
49% 52.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,373,966 SSDs tested.

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Typical M5 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 4,958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $819

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