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
840 EVO
6.6
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
840 EVO
6.9
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
840 EVO
7.9
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
840 EVO
6.7
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
840 EVO
6.9

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 M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
105.26 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s
Samsung 840
76.07 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
PX-M5P
2.71 Watts
Intel 520
2.66 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
2.37 ms
Crucial M500
3.78 ms
Samsung 840
3.29 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

M3P (Pro) PX-256M3P
1.11 ms
Intel 520
2.82 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 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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