Average Bench: 72.4% (550th of 1011)

Based on 3,675 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-128M5S

Good average bench

The Plextor M5S 128GB averaged 27.6% 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 140MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M5S 128GB is 30.3%. 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 190MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 202MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,675 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 442 493
157 Write 202 213
178 Mixed 218 234
128 SusWrite 190 210
58.2% 263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 26.8 32.8
31 4K Write 58.3 79.3
18.5 4K Mixed 29 37
109% 38.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.7 DQ Read 249 291
64.8 DQ Write 193 216
31.6 DQ Mixed 140 177
127% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 196 206 197 184 189 MB/s
Read 485
Write 210
Mixed 230
SusWrite 195
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 34.6
128% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 178
153% 227 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 194 194 200 202 204 MB/s
Read 472
Write 204
Mixed 132
SusWrite 198
55% 252 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 33.5
125% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 141
134% 210 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 207 209 208 207 209 MB/s
Read 421
Write 205
Mixed 216
SusWrite 208
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 58.9
4K Mixed 25.8
102% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 167
147% 222 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,105,085 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $102 @ launch in Jul '12
AmazonUS $7520 months
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Typical M5S 128GB Builds (Compare 12,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 52%
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Desktop 55%
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Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $47

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $592

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

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