Average Bench: 81.1% (427th of 1026)

Based on 3,039 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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Very good average bench

The Plextor M5 Pro 128GB averaged just 18.9% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 172MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 40.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 257MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,039 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 445 498
223 Write 298 322
200 Mixed 257 289
192 SusWrite 277 316
71.3% 319 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 27.2 34.3
33.4 4K Write 59.5 87.2
20.2 4K Mixed 31.1 41.2
112% 39.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.5 DQ Read 287 359
76.5 DQ Write 242 314
38.2 DQ Mixed 172 213
154% 234 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 284 285 307 295 295 MB/s
Read 449
Write 311
Mixed 257
SusWrite 289
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 29.5
104% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 180
164% 250 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 292 279 277 305 307 MB/s
Read 456
Write 308
Mixed 262
SusWrite 284
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 44.5
4K Mixed 26.2
96% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 207
189% 289 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 1.08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 321 322 303 325 324 MB/s
Read 483
Write 323
Mixed 269
SusWrite 320
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 26.6
94% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 142
121% 178 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,474,557 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $111 @ launch in Sep '12
AmazonUS $1303 years
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Typical M5 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 1,145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 46%
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z97 - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $566

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

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