SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of PX-M5P vs 520

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

PX-M5P
6.3
Intel 520
5.7
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
Intel 520
6.6
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
Intel 520
7.6
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
Intel 520
6.7
Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Plextor PX-M5P

Reasons to consider the
Plextor PX-M5P

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Much larger cache 768 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 768 MB cache is just OK
Significantly faster 4k random read 240.51 MB/s vs 88.59 MB/s Around 2.8x faster 4k random read
Higher capacity 512 GB vs 240 GB Around 2.2x higher capacity
Significantly faster windows 7 boot-up time 7.4 s vs 11.3 s Around 35% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Faster 4k random write 100.38 MB/s vs 81.39 MB/s Around 25% faster 4k random write
Much higher MTBF 2,400,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 2x higher MTBF
Much lower 4k random read access time 1.04 ms vs 2.82 ms 2.7x lower 4k random read access time
Higher AS SSD score 1,105 pts vs 742 pts Around 50% higher AS SSD score
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Lower 4k random write access time 2.49 ms vs 3.08 ms Around 20% lower 4k random write access time
Front view of Intel 520

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Intel 520

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Faster 512K sequential write 486.3 MB/s vs 423.12 MB/s Around 15% faster 512K sequential write
Higher PCMark vantage score 25,952 pts vs 23,353 pts More than 10% higher PCMark vantage score
Slightly higher passmark rating 3,909 pts vs 3,475 pts More than 10% higher passmark rating

Benchmarks Real world tests of PX-M5P vs Intel 520

4K Random Read

PX-M5P
240.51 MB/s
Intel 520
88.59 MB/s

4K Random Write

PX-M5P
100.38 MB/s
Intel 520
81.39 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

PX-M5P
7.4 s
Intel 520
11.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

PX-M5P
2.71 Watts
Intel 520
2.66 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

PX-M5P
2.49 ms
Intel 520
3.08 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

PX-M5P
1.04 ms
Intel 520
2.82 ms

Reviews Word on the street

PX-M5P  vs Intel 520 

9.0
7.6
Not quite as effectively, it has to be said, as the Corsair Performance Pro, but a slapping none the less.
PX-M5P

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