Average Bench: 77.2% - 224th / 836

Based on 132 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 22.7% 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 23.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 428MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5M mSATA 256GB is 37%. 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 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 46.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 132 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 479 504
324 Write 389 412
362 Mixed 428 446
96.2% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.6 4K Read 23.6 31.8
23.9 4K Write 46.5 75.3
7.75 4K Mixed 21.7 34.2
88.2% 30.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 DQ Read 164 298
34 DQ Write 177 288
9.02 DQ Mixed 58.2 87.6
74.8% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
101GB free
Firmware: 1.04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 375
Write 325
Mixed 351
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 39.1
4K Mixed 22.4
86% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 74.2
78% 130 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 1.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 472
Write 366
Mixed 408
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 36.6
4K Mixed 13
67% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 87.2
DQ Mixed 84.4
78% 122 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 1.04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 374
Write 324
Mixed 349
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 22.2
84% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 70.8
74% 123 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 474
Write 390
Mixed 434
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 23.3
4K Mixed 7.32
41% 14.5 MB/s
DQ Read 15.2
DQ Write 30.1
DQ Mixed 8.61
10% 18 MB/s

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Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77E-ITX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $974

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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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12 months ago.

Great value for money.


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Good

19 months ago.

Fast & stable


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


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