Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Plextor M5S

Reasons to consider the
Plextor M5S

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Faster random read 71,000 IOPS vs 41,000 IOPS Around 75% faster random read
Front view of Intel 530

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Intel 530

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Higher capacity 240 GB vs 128 GB Around 90% higher capacity
Significantly faster sequential write 490 MB/s vs 200 MB/s Around 2.5x faster sequential write
Faster random write 80,000 IOPS vs 51,000 IOPS More than 55% faster random write
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness

Features Key features of the Plextor M5S  vs Intel 530 

random read

Plextor M5S
71,000 IOPS
Intel 530
41,000 IOPS

random write

Plextor M5S
51,000 IOPS
Intel 530
80,000 IOPS

sequential read

Plextor M5S
520 MB/s
Intel 530
540 MB/s

sequential write

Plextor M5S
200 MB/s
Intel 530
490 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Plextor M5S  vs
Intel 530 
Capacity 128 GB 240 GB
Interface SATA III SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s 6 Gbit/s
Controller Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 SandForce
Memory type MLC MLC
NAND process size 25 nm 20 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G 1,500G

form factor

Plextor M5S  vs
Intel 530 
Form factor 2.5" 2.5"
Mfg warranty 3 years 5 years
Thickness 10 mm 7 mm
Weight 75 g 78 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 520 MB/s 540 MB/s
Sequential write 200 MB/s 490 MB/s
Random read 71,000 IOPS 41,000 IOPS
Random write 51,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.7 Watts 0.01 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 2.8 Watts 0.2 Watts

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