Plextor M5M 256GB
Plextor M5M 256GB
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Plextor M5M 256GB review: 41 facts and highlights

1. sequential read speed

The maximum sequential read speed according to the manufacturer. It is one test of how well the drive can read data.
540MB/s
Samsung 960 Pro 2TB: 3500MB/s

2. result for importing pictures

This tests the performance of the SSD using PCMark Vantage HDD: Importing Pictures benchmark. Source: ssdreview.com.
216.18MB/s
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB: 349.29MB/s

3. sequential write speed

The maximum sequential write speed according to the manufacturer. It is one test of how well the drive can write data.
430MB/s
Western Digital Black PCIe 1TB: 2800MB/s

4. AS SSD benchmark result

The AS SSD benchmark measures the general performance of the SSD through a variety of tests. Source: ssdreview.com.
934
Samsung 840 Evo 750GB: 1203

5. internal storage

256GB
Samsung 860 Pro 4TB 2.5": 4096GB

6. maximum random write speed

The maximum random write speed according to the manufacturer. It is one test of how well the drive can write data.
77000IOPS
Intel Optane 905P U.2 480GB: 550000IOPS

7. random read speed

The maximum random read speed according to the manufacturer. It is one test of how well the drive can read data.
79000IOPS
Intel Optane 905P U.2 480GB: 575000IOPS

8. sequential write speed

This is one test of how well the drive can write data. Source: ssdreview.com.
423.27MB/s
Samsung PM1643 30.72TB: 1700MB/s

9. PCMark Vantage HDD Test Suite score

This is the overall score given to the SSD based on its performance across various PCMark benchmarks. Source: ssdreview.com.
55967
Crucial BX300 240GB: 70238

10. thickness

3.6mm
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB: 2.2mm

11. 4K random write speed

This is one test of how well the drive can write data. Source: ssdreview.com.
62.21MB/s
Crucial BX300 480GB: 213.89MB/s

12. MTBF

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is the manufacturer’s estimation of the average time for a device to fail.
2million hours
PhotoFast GMonster IDE V4 1.8" 32GB: 10million hours

13. ATTO Disk Benchmark result

The ATTO Disk Benchmark measures the general performance of the SSD through a variety of tests. Source: ssdreview.com.
344.51MB/s
Crucial BX300 480GB: 434.16MB/s

14. sequential read speed

This is one test of how well the drive can read data. Source: ssdreview.com.
505.61MB/s
Samsung PM1643 30.72TB: 2100MB/s

15. read power consumption

The average amount of power used when reading data from memory. Source: ssdreview.com.
2.53W
Corsair Nova V32 32GB: 0.75W

16. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3
Crucial MX500 2.5" 250GB: 60

17. result for gaming

This tests the performance of the SSD using PCMark Vantage HDD: Gaming benchmark. Source: ssdreview.com.
279.05MB/s
Samsung 840 Evo 750GB: 342.49MB/s

18. average write speed

The average speed that data is written to memory. Source: ssdreview.com.
303.41MB/s
Crucial BX300 480GB: 343.42MB/s

19. average read speed

The average speed that data is read from memory. Source: ssdreview.com.
371.98MB/s
Plextor M5M 256GB: 371.98MB/s

20. bits of encryption supported

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption is a widely used method to secure data. There are three levels of encryption (128, 192 and 256) with 256-bit being the strongest.
256
Crucial MX500 2.5" 250GB: 256

21. time required to boot-up Windows 7

This benchmark tests how quickly the SSD boots up Windows 7 Professional. Source: ssdreview.com.
12.3s
Plextor PX-M5P Series 256GB: 7.4s

22. 4K random read speed

This is one test of how well the drive can read data. Source: ssdreview.com.
29.86MB/s
Crucial BX300 480GB: 220.45MB/s

23. result for video editing

This tests the performance of the SSD using PCMark Vantage HDD: Video Editing benchmark. Source: ssdreview.com.
255.57MB/s
Crucial MX300 750GB: 345.13MB/s

24. power consumption while idle

0.69W
Crucial MX300 525GB: 0.04W

25. result for Windows Media Center

This tests the performance of the SSD using PCMark Vantage HDD: Windows Media Center benchmark. Source: ssdreview.com.
386.55MB/s
OCZ Vertex 460 240GB: 461.97MB/s

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