Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Plextor PX-M5P

Reasons to consider the
Plextor PX-M5P

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Higher capacity 512 GB vs 240 GB Around 2.2x higher capacity
Much higher MTBF 2,400,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 2x higher MTBF
Much faster random read 100,000 IOPS vs 41,000 IOPS Around 2.5x faster random read
Slightly faster random write 88,000 IOPS vs 80,000 IOPS 10% faster random write
Front view of Intel 530

Reasons to consider the
Intel 530

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Slightly faster sequential write 490 MB/s vs 470 MB/s Around 5% faster sequential write

Features Key features of the PX-M5P  vs Intel 530 

random read

PX-M5P
100,000 IOPS
Intel 530
41,000 IOPS

random write

PX-M5P
88,000 IOPS
Intel 530
80,000 IOPS

sequential read

PX-M5P
540 MB/s
Intel 530
540 MB/s

sequential write

PX-M5P
470 MB/s
Intel 530
490 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

PX-M5P  vs
Intel 530 
Capacity 512 GB 240 GB
Interface SATA III SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s 6 Gbit/s
Controller Marvell 88SS9187 SandForce
Memory type MLC MLC
NAND process size 19 nm 20 nm
Maximum shock force 1,500G 1,500G

form factor

PX-M5P  vs
Intel 530 
Form factor 2.5" 2.5"
Mfg warranty 5 years 5 years
Thickness 7 mm 7 mm
Weight 70 g 78 g

manufacturer performance

Sequential read 540 MB/s 540 MB/s
Sequential write 470 MB/s 490 MB/s
Random read 100,000 IOPS 41,000 IOPS
Random write 88,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS
Power consumption (Idle) 0.17 Watts 0.01 Watts
Power consumption (Active) 0.25 Watts 0.2 Watts
MTBF 2,400,000 hours 1,200,000 hours

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