Average Bench: 72.6% (553rd of 1016)

Based on 3,850 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-128M5S

Good average bench

The Plextor M5S 128GB averaged 27.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 141MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5S 128GB is 31.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Plextor M5S 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 191MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 203MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,850 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 441 493
184 Write 203 214
178 Mixed 216 234
137 SusWrite 191 210
58.2% 263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 27 32.9
31.7 4K Write 58.5 79.9
19.6 4K Mixed 29.4 37.3
109% 38.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 DQ Read 249 291
63.6 DQ Write 189 215
32.1 DQ Mixed 141 178
127% 193 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
54GB free
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 212 211 212 212 212 MB/s
Read 485
Write 213
Mixed 228
SusWrite 211
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 36.3
135% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 177
144% 209 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 201 200 186 185 201 MB/s
Read 486
Write 204
Mixed 236
SusWrite 196
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 36.1
132% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 170
146% 218 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 195 192 191 191 191 MB/s
Read 447
Write 208
Mixed 227
SusWrite 192
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 35.8
127% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 174
150% 224 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 195 194 192 191 177 MB/s
Read 486
Write 208
Mixed 226
SusWrite 190
61% 277 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 32
119% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 176
151% 225 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 207 207 208 208 207 MB/s
Read 477
Write 209
Mixed 230
SusWrite 207
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 24.1
88% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 112
106% 165 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,456,158 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $102 @ launch in Jul '12
AmazonUS $7522 months
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2. NAND Memory: Micron Synchronous 25nm MLC

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