Average Bench: 82.5% (433rd of 1058)

Based on 3,710 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]

Very good average bench

The Plextor M5 Pro 128GB averaged just 17.4% 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 179MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is 38.1%. 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 260MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,710 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 448 497
251 Write 302 325
206 Mixed 260 294
214 SusWrite 285 321
72.3% 324 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 27.2 34.2
31.9 4K Write 60.8 89
19.9 4K Mixed 31.5 41.4
114% 39.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
182 DQ Read 300 361
91.1 DQ Write 249 313
103 DQ Mixed 179 213
160% 242 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
119GB free
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 309 308 309 284 309 MB/s
Read 504
Write 310
Mixed 273
SusWrite 304
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 41.4
150% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 209
191% 292 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 281 173 290 287 306 MB/s
Read 494
Write 313
Mixed 274
SusWrite 270
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 43.6
157% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 187
168% 255 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 283 283 278 301 310 MB/s
Read 492
Write 308
Mixed 221
SusWrite 290
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 39.2
141% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 210
192% 294 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 283 285 283 248 283 MB/s
Read 447
Write 316
Mixed 175
SusWrite 277
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 37.9
138% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 202
186% 286 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $111 @ launch in Sep '12
AmazonUS $1304 years
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Typical M5 Pro 128GB Builds (Compare 7,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $735

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

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