Average Bench: 72.4% (535th of 1003)

Based on 3,389 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 144MB/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 31.1%. 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 203MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,389 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 439 492
186 Write 203 213
178 Mixed 217 233
129 SusWrite 190 209
58.1% 262 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 4K Read 26.8 33.2
34.1 4K Write 58.9 80.5
18.3 4K Mixed 28.9 36.8
109% 38.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 DQ Read 252 291
63.6 DQ Write 192 215
33.2 DQ Mixed 144 177
129% 196 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 194 205 192 204 208 MB/s
Read 490
Write 211
Mixed 229
SusWrite 199
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 35
131% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 178
153% 226 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 190 193 196 191 172 MB/s
Read 465
Write 204
Mixed 223
SusWrite 188
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 57.8
4K Mixed 23.9
103% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 172
149% 223 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 193 192 191 180 170 MB/s
Read 448
Write 207
Mixed 218
SusWrite 185
58% 264 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 46.1
4K Mixed 16.6
81% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 165
147% 223 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,812,835 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $102 @ launch in Jul '12
AmazonUS $7516 months
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Typical M5S 128GB Builds (Compare 10,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $595

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

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