Average Bench: 77.8% (228th of 859)

Based on 162 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-256M5M

The Plextor M5M is the most recent mSATA SSD I have looked at. It has both the same controller and NAND flash (albeit with fewer channels) as its regular SATA sibling, the excellent M5 Pro. The performance figures for the M5M lag the top nine SATA group leaders by around 30% on average. The weakest area of core performance is shallow queue 4K write speed which clocks in at 57 MBps on the M5M vs a group average of 118 MBps. In terms of server orientated performance, the M5M takes 13th place out of 29 with an AS SSD total score of 946. That said it's only fair to look at the M5M within the context of other mSATA SSDs. It's not a clear cut performance win between the M5M and the Intel 525 Series but the M5M is retailing for 23% less. Unless shallow queue random writes are a top priority for your use case the M5M is the clear value winner, and my top mSATA pick for 2013. [Oct '13 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB averaged 22.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 430MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB is 38.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 47MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 162 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 481 506
329 Write 391 414
369 Mixed 430 449
96.6% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 23.8 31.9
24.3 4K Write 47 75.9
9.45 4K Mixed 22.2 34.3
89.2% 31 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 DQ Read 166 301
34.8 DQ Write 178 289
9.46 DQ Mixed 57.7 87.8
74.9% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 380
Write 367
Mixed 371
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 29.7
118% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 84.6
99% 172 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 1.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 419
Mixed 456
103% 462 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 40.8
4K Mixed 20.6
82% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 77.8
113% 210 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 385
Mixed 437
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 24
84% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 69.2
76% 128 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 1.04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 367
Mixed 423
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 14.2
82% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 50.9
DQ Mixed 11.1
39% 89.6 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77E-ITX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,062

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

A compact size with a big performance....

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19 months ago.

Great value for money.


Above average

3 years ago.

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Good

2 years ago.

Fast & stable


Excellent

2 years ago.

Good device. Very good speed. I use it on my Lenovo Y580 laptop.


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