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
PX-M5P
6.3
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
PX-M5P
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
PX-M5P
8.0
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
PX-M5P
6.7
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
PX-M5P
6.8

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
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s

4K Random Write

M3 PX-128M3
63.99 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

M3 PX-128M3
9.2 s
MX100
14 s
Plextor M6S
13.5 s

Avg. Power Consumption

M3 PX-128M3
1.81 Watts
Intel 525
2.73 Watts
PX-M5P
2.71 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

M3 PX-128M3
3.91 ms
840 Pro
1.91 ms
840 EVO
2.34 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

M3 PX-128M3
1.27 ms
Intel 525
3.36 ms
840 EVO
0.78 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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