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Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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The M5S Series SSD continues to deliver the highest quality storage performance in the industry. Continuing with the legacy and award-winning performance of its predecessors, the M5S SSD is consistently faster and reliable. Featuring Plextor’s True Speed Technology, exclusive firmware, and Marvell server-grade controller chip, the M5S SSD is capable to deliver stable data transfer speeds over the long period. The M5S Series PX-256M5S SSD clocks in random read/write speeds up to 73,000/70,000 IOPS with sequential read/write speeds up to 520/390 MB/s. The performance is consistent even when this SSD deals with non-compressible data such as encoded video, MP3 audio, or JPG images. In actual every-day computing environment, it is able to achieve and sustain the like-new performance even after intense activity giving users the fast storage they need to boot, save, and load almost instantaneously.

The M5S SSD goes through the rigorous tests and is of the highest quality. Plextor’s exacting requirements for quality control mean that all SSDs must meet high standards and expectation. Each M5S drive is first subjected to a high-temperature burn-in test and then undergoes accelerated real-world simulation testing. This ensures that all drives provide long-term stability and performance.

The M5S SSD performance is never compromised. It offers stability with the constant high performance your PC needs to operate at speed. The M5S is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities.

  • newegg Lightning Fast Performance that Doesn’t Slow Down The Plextor M5S Series PX-256M5S achieves maximum speed performance during everyday operations - random read speed up to 73,000 IOPS and random write up to 70,000 IOPS. It supports SATA 6Gb/s standard for maximum transfer speeds and compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s. Just replace system hard drive for substantially faster boot, application opening, and shutdown times, saves time when loading and saving large files, and smooth system operation during autosaves.
  • newegg Highest Reliability with True Speed Technology Exclusive True Speed technology is designed to prevent drastic drops in read/write speeds that normally occur with SSDs after a prolonged use or when data become heavily fragmented. The M5S Series SSD maintains high speed performance at a like-new level throughout the life of the SSD.
  • newegg Continuous High Performance Sustained like-new performance eliminates the sharp drop in performance seen in many SSD devices after periods of real-world use. Exclusive firmware with outstanding Instant Restore feature, advanced Global Wear Leveling and Bad Block Management functions allows the SSD to operate at full potential. The Plextor M5S Series PX-256M5S supports SMART prediction and TRIM commands. Performance optimization and garbage collection also operate independently of the operating system.
  • newegg Ideal For Workstations Speed increases massively in storage performance over hard-drive technology along with reduced power consumption, lower noise, and less heat. Controller design ensures high stability and performance during multitasking. The M5S Series SSD also delivers constant performance when working with non-compressible data such as common video, audio, or photo file types. Those features make the M5S Series SSD ideal for use in audio/video workstations as it can provide fast loading and saving times for large files and make the processing of editing far smoother and easier.

The M5S Series SSD continues to deliver the highest quality storage performance in the industry. Continuing with the legacy and award-winning performance of its predecessors, the M5S SSD is consistently faster and reliable. Featuring Plextor’s True Speed Technology, exclusive firmware, and Marvell server-grade controller chip, the M5S SSD is capable to deliver stable data transfer speeds over the long period. The M5S Series PX-128M5S SSD clocks in random read/write speeds up to 71,000/51,000 IOPS with sequential read/write speeds up to 520/200 MB/s. The performance is consistent even when this SSD deals with non-compressible data such as encoded video, MP3 audio, or JPG images. In actual every-day computing environment, it is able to achieve and sustain the like-new performance even after intense activity giving users the fast storage they need to boot, save, and load almost instantaneously.

The M5S SSD goes through the rigorous tests and is of the highest quality. Plextor’s exacting requirements for quality control mean that all SSDs must meet high standards and expectation. Each M5S drive is first subjected to a high-temperature burn-in test and then undergoes accelerated real-world simulation testing. This ensures that all drives provide long-term stability and performance.

The M5S SSD performance is never compromised. It offers stability with the constant high performance your PC needs to operate at speed. The M5S is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities.

  • newegg Lightning Fast Performance that Doesn’t Slow Down The Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S achieves maximum speed performance during everyday operations - random read speed up to 71,000 IOPS and random write up to 51,000 IOPS. It supports SATA 6Gb/s standard for maximum transfer speeds and compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s. Just replace system hard drive for substantially faster boot, application opening, and shutdown times, saves time when loading and saving large files, and smooth system operation during autosaves.
  • newegg Highest Reliability with True Speed Technology Exclusive True Speed technology is designed to prevent drastic drops in read/write speeds that normally occur with SSDs after a prolonged use or when data become heavily fragmented. The M5S Series SSD maintains high speed performance at a like-new level throughout the life of the SSD.
  • newegg Continuous High Performance Sustained like-new performance eliminates the sharp drop in performance seen in many SSD devices after periods of real-world use. Exclusive firmware with outstanding Instant Restore feature, advanced Global Wear Leveling and Bad Block Management functions allows the SSD to operate at full potential. The Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S supports SMART prediction and TRIM commands. Performance optimization and garbage collection also operate independently of the operating system.
  • newegg Ideal For Workstations Speed increases massively in storage performance over hard-drive technology along with reduced power consumption, lower noise, and less heat. Controller design ensures high stability and performance during multitasking. The M5S Series SSD also delivers constant performance when working with non-compressible data such as common video, audio, or photo file types. Those features make the M5S Series SSD ideal for use in audio/video workstations as it can provide fast loading and saving times for large files and make the processing of editing far smoother and easier.


Learn more about the Plextor PX-128M5S

General

Brand
Plextor
Series
M5S Series
Model
PX-128M5S
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
128GB
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Marvell
Cache
256MB
Height
9.5mm
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100mm
Weight
75g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
up to 520 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
up to 200 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 71,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 51,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,500,000 hours

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.7W
Power Consumption (Active)
2.8W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Paul D.
  • 10/23/2013 6:30:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPicked Up The Pace

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Speed. Why else would you buy an SSD? Heat? None. Electric usage? My machine is a pretty hefty rig (oc’ed 2600K, 680 SLI, RAID 5) so any reduction in electric usage is just a drop in the bucket.

Cons: None so far. Real test will be to see how it is running a year or two from now.

Other Thoughts: I don't believe in synthetic benchmarks. I need to see some tangible change in my everyday work load. I upgraded to this from a SATA II SSD and yes, I do see a quickening of some of my video editing tasks.

Also, the size is just enough that 75% of the time I don’t have to use a secondary SSD as a scratch drive (Photoshop, etc).

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  • Jeff B.
  • 8/12/2013 7:43:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Works

Cons: None

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  • Erica L.
  • 6/13/2013 3:32:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVERY fast

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: VERY fast read and write speeds, increased my boot time dramatically vs. my old SATA II WD drive. Brought my WEI score from 5.9 to 7.7/7.9. Games and programs run MUCH faster now as well.

Cons: Not sure if this is actually a con, but the ACTUAL size of the drive is 119GB, NOT 128 GB. This has always been the case with physical drives but I was under the impression this was not the case with SSD's.

Other Thoughts: Excellent upgrade from my WD320AAKS! I have many programs and large games installed, Windows 7 Ultimate and a 4GB page file, yet still have 60GB of free space :)

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  • Elizabeth R.
  • 5/13/2013 2:15:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsno problems whatsoever

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Super, no nonsense performance and reliability.

Cons: Didn't make Diablo 3 run any better.

Other Thoughts: A lot of older games run really great. Never going back to disk.

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  • Simon T.
  • 2/26/2013 2:59:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: - Not a Sandforce controller
- One of the faster drives for its price range
- Effective TRIM

Cons: - No software, cables, screws included
- Firmware update is not a push of a button, you have to burn the iso and boot from cd, but once done, firmware update was solid and hassle free

Other Thoughts: I like this drive so far. Not as fast as my 840 pro (from benching only) and much faster than any Intel 330 or any reliable SF drives for that matter.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2013 6:38:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: as good as the other brands maybe even better ,with a lower price

Cons: none

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  • John M.
  • 1/4/2013 8:26:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Plug and play. no issues whatsoever.

Cons: Does not come with a bay adaptor

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  • David R.
  • 11/20/2012 1:02:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSSD Upgrade

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I've had this Plextor SSD for about 2 months and it has been solid. The sequential read and writes are excellent; similar to my Crucial M4. Shows up as 119GB before Windows 7 installation.

AS SSD Benchmark:

Seq. Read: 263.03 MB/s
Seq. Write: 195.34 MB/s

4K Random Read: 21.98 MB/s
4k Random Write: 42.01 MB/s

4Kto64 Random Read: 154.66 MB/s
4Kto64 Random Write: 55.74 MB/s

Scores Read: 203; Write: 117 = total 429.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: This is an update to a previous review. I now have numbers.

SSD tweaks that I use:

Paging file: 500 MB - 900 MB
Disable Hibernation File
Minimize System Restore (usually done in Windows 7)
Change power plan to High Performance

There are others, but those are the ones I always use.

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  • Steven E.
  • 10/12/2012 9:48:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWish I'd bought two

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast and low power consumption, both characteristics of solid state drives. No problems with install and loaded Win 7 rapidly. Just wish I'd bought two while they were on sale.

Cons: None, except I didn't buy two.

Other Thoughts: May have to spend the bucks and get another one.

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  • David R.
  • 9/23/2012 10:07:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsUpgrading to SSD

This review is from: Plextor M5S Series PX-128M5S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This Plextor SSD uses the Marvell controller that my Crucial M4 uses, so it should be reliable for a long time to come.

As soon as I have it in my laptop I'll update this review with AS SSD benchmarks.

Cons: It appears to have lower spec Micron Nand, but only time will tell if this is actually a con.

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