Average Bench: 68.9% (338th of 859)

Based on 1,373 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-128M5S

Above average average bench

The Plextor M5S 128GB averaged 31.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 470MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5S 128GB is 31.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Plextor M5S 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 205MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 172MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,373 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 470 499
196 Write 205 212
230 Mixed 280 293
70% 318 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 26.2 32.7
32 4K Write 56.2 79.2
11.7 4K Mixed 23.5 32.7
99.5% 35.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 172 286
54.5 DQ Write 165 211
11.5 DQ Mixed 47.8 72.5
68.9% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 493
Write 155
Mixed 225
63% 291 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 33.8
133% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 72.3
100% 186 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 500
Write 211
Mixed 294
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 58.9
4K Mixed 29.9
112% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 71.1
96% 175 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 1.05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 500
Write 202
Mixed 277
72% 326 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 30.1
102% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 72.3
100% 187 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 488
Write 209
Mixed 291
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 18.2
104% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 18
42% 81.9 MB/s
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Gaming 62%
Desktop 68%
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Workstation 45%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $848

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