Plextor M5M 

Released January, 2013
  • 256 GB
  • mSATA PCI-Express
  • 512 MB
6.7 Out of 10

Benchmark Results: We see pretty even performance in the IOPS benchmark with reads and writes roughly equal and solid results.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2013)
Pricing is right in line with what we'd expect with the 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB drives sporting prices of $74.99, $114.99, and $199.99.
by Legit Reviews (Jul, 2013)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Plextor M5M

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Plextor M5M
6.1
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

Plextor M5M
5.7
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

Plextor M5M
8.0
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

Plextor M5M
7.3
840 Pro
7.6
Intel 525
6.4
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

6.7

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Plextor M5M
6.7
840 Pro
7.1
Intel 525
6.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Plextor M5M

4K Random Read

Plextor M5M
204.46 MB/s
Intel 525
74.5 MB/s
840 Pro
311.34 MB/s

4K Random Write

Plextor M5M
50.11 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s
Crucial m4
8.8 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Plextor M5M
7.6 s
Intel 525
10 s
Crucial m4
9.1 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Plextor M5M
3.24 Watts
Crucial m4
1.41 Watts
840 Pro
2 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Plextor M5M
3.06 ms
Crucial m4
28.42 ms
840 Pro
1.91 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Plextor M5M
1.22 ms
Intel 525
3.36 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 256 GB
Cache 512 MB
Interface PCI-Express
Controller Marvell 88SS9187
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 19 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor mSATA
Mfg warranty 3 years
Thickness 4 mm
Weight 9 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 540 MB/s
Sequential write 430 MB/s
Random read 79,000 IOPS
Random write 77,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 0.2 Watts
MTBF 2,400,000 hours
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