Average Bench: 72.5% (544th of 1011)

Based on 3,508 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-128M5S

Good average bench

The Plextor M5S 128GB averaged 27.4% 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 142MB/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 30.5%. 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 3,508 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 441 494
182 Write 203 213
178 Mixed 218 234
130 SusWrite 191 210
58.3% 263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 26.8 32.9
32.8 4K Write 58.8 79.5
17.7 4K Mixed 28.9 36.9
109% 38.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30 DQ Read 253 291
64.1 DQ Write 193 216
32.6 DQ Mixed 142 177
128% 196 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
20GB free
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 206 207 207 207 206 MB/s
Read 487
Write 208
Mixed 227
SusWrite 206
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 35.7
134% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 169
148% 223 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 207 207 207 207 207 MB/s
Read 461
Write 205
Mixed 225
SusWrite 207
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 60.2
4K Mixed 25.4
108% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 173
150% 224 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 1.04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 210 210 211 210 210 MB/s
Read 489
Write 210
Mixed 238
SusWrite 209
63% 287 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 31.7
119% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 141
103% 127 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 203 192 183 207 208 MB/s
Read 436
Write 210
Mixed 229
SusWrite 199
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 23.1
97% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 172
150% 224 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 193 200 205 181 204 MB/s
Read 431
Write 205
Mixed 229
SusWrite 196
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 18.1
73% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 165
146% 220 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,616,357 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $102 @ launch in Jul '12
AmazonUS $7518 months
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Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $591

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

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