Average Bench: 77.7% (224th of 853)

Based on 156 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 22.3% 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 23.7MB/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 38.3%. 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 163MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 46.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 156 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 481 503
325 Write 390 413
369 Mixed 430 447
96.6% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 23.7 31.8
24.1 4K Write 46.8 75.1
9.22 4K Mixed 22.1 34.2
88.9% 30.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 163 301
34.6 DQ Write 178 289
9.42 DQ Mixed 57.4 87.8
74.6% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 406
Mixed 444
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 71
4K Mixed 35.8
130% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 81.4
109% 197 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 1.04
4KALIGNED
Read 500
Write 419
Mixed 454
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 35.5
4K Mixed 24.2
83% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 12
74% 171 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 1.04
4KALIGNED
Read 488
Write 395
Mixed 447
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 34.3
4K Mixed 12.2
66% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 22.8
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 77.5
75% 112 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77E-ITX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,093

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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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17 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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