Plextor M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P 

Released February, 2012
  • 256 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 256 MB
6.7 Out of 10

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Plextor M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
6.3
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

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
6.6
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

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
7.9
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

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
6.5
840 Pro
6.7
PX-M5P
6.6
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.7

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
6.7
840 Pro
6.9
PX-M5P
6.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Plextor M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P

4K Random Read

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
224.9 MB/s
Intel 520
88.59 MB/s
Crucial m4
135.32 MB/s

4K Random Write

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
105.26 MB/s
Crucial m4
8.8 MB/s
Plextor M5M
50.11 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
9.3 s
Intel 520
11.3 s
PX-M5P
7.4 s

Avg. Power Consumption

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
2.12 Watts
Plextor M5M
3.24 Watts
Crucial m4
1.41 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
2.37 ms
Crucial m4
28.42 ms
Samsung 840
3.29 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
1.11 ms
Intel 520
2.82 ms
Crucial m4
1.85 ms

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 256 GB
Cache 256 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 57 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,500,000 hours
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