Plextor PX-M5P 

Released August, 2012
  • 512 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 768 MB
6.8 Out of 10

It quotes performance figures of up to 540MB/s reads across the board, and while the write performance for the 128GB drive is quoted at up to 340MB/s, both the 256 and 512GB drives get up to 450MB/s..
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)
Not quite as effectively, it has to be said, as the Corsair Performance Pro, but a slapping none the less.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Plextor PX-M5P

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

PX-M5P
6.3
840 Pro
6.6
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

PX-M5P
6.6
840 Pro
7.0
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

PX-M5P
8.0
840 Pro
8.1
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PX-M5P
6.7
840 Pro
6.9
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.8

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

PX-M5P
6.8
840 Pro
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Plextor PX-M5P

4K Random Read

PX-M5P
240.51 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
Plextor M6S
163.92 MB/s

4K Random Write

PX-M5P
100.38 MB/s
Neutron GTX
57.78 MB/s
840 Pro
130.58 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

PX-M5P
7.4 s
Plextor M6S
13.5 s
M6 Pro
12.4 s

Avg. Power Consumption

PX-M5P
2.71 Watts
840 Pro
2 Watts
Plextor M6S
2.09 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

PX-M5P
2.49 ms
Neutron GTX
4.33 ms
Plextor M6S
3.46 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

PX-M5P
1.04 ms
Plextor M6S
1.52 ms
840 EVO
0.78 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Plextor PX-M5P


9.0
The 128GB drive uses 256MB of DDR3 cache, and just in case you're wondering, the 256GB version sports 512MB, while in the 512GB drive it goes up to a truly whopping 768MB.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

And the combination of the new Marvell controller and the latest 19nm Toggle NAND gives it performance that puts it amongst the fastest 120/128GB drives we have tested.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)
A quick glance at the specs reveals that the controller isn't the only thing that's new; these also sport the latest 19nm Toshiba Toggle NAND, making them the first consumer drives to do so.
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)
Write performance was a little lower than Plextor's figures at 326GB/s..
by Tech Radar (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 512 GB
Cache 768 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Marvell 88SS9187
Memory type MLC
NAND process size 19 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Mfg warranty 5 years
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 70 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 540 MB/s
Sequential write 470 MB/s
Random read 100,000 IOPS
Random write 88,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.17 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 0.25 Watts
MTBF 2,400,000 hours
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