Average Bench: 72.8% (573rd of 1037)

Based on 646 user benchmarks.  Models: PLEXTOR PX-128M3, PLEXTOR PX-128M3

Good average bench

The Plextor M3 128GB averaged 27.2% 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 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M3 128GB is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Plextor M3 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 186MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 197MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 646 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 431 483
177 Write 197 211
177 Mixed 213 233
135 SusWrite 186 205
56.9% 257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 4K Read 26.8 32.2
35.2 4K Write 61.4 87.7
21.6 4K Mixed 30.5 39.1
112% 39.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.2 DQ Read 251 292
61.6 DQ Write 185 213
34.2 DQ Mixed 146 172
128% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 200 169 201 201 153 MB/s
Read 444
Write 202
Mixed 216
SusWrite 187
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 37.7
138% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 163
144% 218 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 198 198 167 199 197 MB/s
Read 471
Write 200
Mixed 217
SusWrite 193
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 33.2
121% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 165
145% 219 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 197 184 201 201 201 MB/s
Read 444
Write 197
Mixed 214
SusWrite 196
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 32.8
120% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 161
142% 215 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 184 183 169 169 184 MB/s
Read 482
Write 186
Mixed 205
SusWrite 179
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 16.9
101% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 160
140% 212 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,577,163 SSDs tested.

Typical M3 128GB Builds (Compare 119 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: EVGA 141-BL-E757

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $495

Popular M3 128GB compatible motherboards:

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