Plextor M3 PX-128M3 

Released February, 2012
  • 128 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 128 MB
6.5 Out of 10

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Plextor M3 PX-128M3

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

M3 PX-128M3
6.2
840 Pro
6.6
Intel 525
5.7
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

M3 PX-128M3
5.9
840 Pro
7.0
Intel 525
6.6
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

M3 PX-128M3
7.8
840 Pro
8.1
Intel 525
7.7
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

M3 PX-128M3
6.5
840 Pro
6.9
Intel 525
6.5
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.5

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

M3 PX-128M3
6.5
840 Pro
6.9
Intel 525
6.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Plextor M3 PX-128M3

4K Random Read

M3 PX-128M3
197.5 MB/s
Intel 525
74.5 MB/s
PX-128M2S
77.39 MB/s

4K Random Write

M3 PX-128M3
63.99 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
PX-128M5S
17.98 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

M3 PX-128M3
9.2 s
PX-128M2S
10.6 s
840 Pro
7.8 s

Avg. Power Consumption

M3 PX-128M3
1.81 Watts
Intel 525
2.73 Watts
PX-128M2S
2.5 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

M3 PX-128M3
3.91 ms
PX-128M2S
7.78 ms
840 Pro
1.91 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

M3 PX-128M3
1.27 ms
Intel 525
3.36 ms
PX-128M2S
3.23 ms

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 128 GB
Cache 128 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Marvell 88SS9174
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 65 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,500,000 hours
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