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Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5P 2.5" 512GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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  • 512GB
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The M5 Pro 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 M5 Pro SSDs are engineered to optimize consistent high performance, extremely reliable, and provide the highest data protection.

Featuring the latest Marvell 88SS9187 enterprise-grade controller, the M5 Pro Series 512 GB SSD delivers continuous high performance. With random read/write speed up to 94,000/86,000 IOPS and sequential read/write speeds up to 540/450 MB/s, handling heavy computing applications or RAID 0 array set up is a breeze. Even under heavy loads the multi-core controller and exclusive Plextor firmware make the M5 Pro extremely fast, reliable and stable.

  • Exclusive and superior firmware
  • Random read/write up to 94,000/86,000 IOPS
  • Sequential read/write 540/450 MB/s
  • Enterprise-grade Monet Controller
  • TrueSpeed Technology for sustained high performance
  • Supports full AES-256 encryption
  • TrueProtect Technology for highest data protection
  • newegg Lightning Fast Performance The combination of the latest Marvell 88SS9187 controller and the best quality Japanese Toshiba Toggle NAND flash creates M5 Pro with enterprise-class performance. The M5 Pro Series 512GB SSD has the ability to consistently deliver random read / write speeds up to 94,000/86,000 IOPS and sequential read/write speeds up to 540/450 MB/s making it suitable for use in a heavy workstation, server role, or Raid 0 configuration.
  • newegg Continuous High Performance 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 M5 Pro Series SSD maintains high speed performance at a like-new level throughout the life of the SSD.
  • newegg Enterprise-Grade Double Data Protection Plextor’s unique double-data protection system protects the integrity and confidentiality of data. Data are stored with total confidence of accuracy through the newest 128-bit error correction code built in the controller and the unique data hold-out algorithm programmed with Plextor’s exclusive firmware. For data confidentiality, the M5Pro supports full drive encryption with an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bit algorithm using its US Government AES-validated Marvell controller.
  • newegg Five-Year Warranty The M5 Pro’s high quality and reliability is backed by an iron-clad 5-year warranty from Plextor for total peace of mind. An extensive technical support system will provide support throughout the drive’s long life and make the M5Pro a performance upgrade that you can have total confidence in.
  • newegg Maximum stability Plextor’s SSD are tested using the world’s most advanced SSD testing facilities which guarantee a high level of stability. Plextor enforces a strict enterprise-grade zero error standard and put its SSDs through the toughest tests including passing the rigorous high temperature burn-in test and accelerated operating simulations.


Learn more about the Plextor PX-512M5P

General

Brand
Plextor
Series
M5P Series
Model
PX-512M5P
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
512GB
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Marvell
Cache
768MB
Height
7mm
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100mm
Weight
70g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 540 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 450 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 94,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 86,000 IOPS
MTBF
2,400,000 hours

Features

Features
Ultra-high performance

Enterprise-grade double-data protection

Professional quality and reliability

Operating System Supported: Microsoft Windows Family / Linux / Mac OS

Agency Approval: UL, CE, BSMI, WHQL, RoHS, FCC, KCC, VCCI

Command Set Support: TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, ATA/ATAPI-8

DATA Encryption: AES

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Max Shock Resistance
1500G
Max Vibration Resistance
7 ~ 800Hz, 2.17Grms (Operation)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Manuel O.
  • 4/16/2014 5:00:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood so Far

Pros: Fast out the gate. Was cheap when I bought it.

Cons: Slows down over time. Not sure if that is software or controller issue. Either way 4 eggs from me.

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  • John M.
  • 4/16/2013 4:11:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBricked Drive After Six Weeks

Pros: Was fast

Cons: After six weeks it unexpectedly became unreadable on my Windows machine. Tried both 32 and 64 bit, but would lock the machine both as an internal or external drive. Tried a Linux system, and could "see" the drive, but could not add, remove, delete, or format. Was able to copy most of the data off with a Mac, but it also was unable to format the drive.

Other Thoughts: I have had another SSD for a couple of years without a problem.

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  • Patrick W.
  • 3/8/2013 3:23:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast

Pros: Fast and reliable.

Cons: None

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  • Andrew Z.
  • 2/18/2013 12:48:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSo far so bad

Pros: Relatively cheap compared to other SSD drives. Seems like energy efficient and good for use in laptops. Good specs on paper.

Cons: I used Acronis True Image 2013 and copied my old 7200RPM drive image to Plextor drive. After that, Plextor drive stopped working. I am returning it.

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  • Brian B.
  • 11/11/2012 9:17:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks for me

Pros: Speeds as advertised - I got results basically the same as the HardOCP review using AS-SSD (connected to Intel SATA3 on a H77 motherboard using Intel Rapid Storage drivers). Using Windows 8.

Price per GB better than Samsung and reputation/quality better than OCZ.

5 year warranty, new Marvell controller.

Cons: None so far. Not much included software but I don't care and would never have used it anyway. I will update review if drive fails.

Other Thoughts: I exhaustively went through the specs and prices of various 512GB SSDs before settling on the Plextor. It has the best price/performance/reliability combo I've found.

To the commenter 'Tsunami': you may get slightly better crystalmark results with 1 thread of prime95 running to prevent CPU from idling down. Also, no firmware on USA site because I think maybe all the M5P's shipped in USA came with 1.01. If you goto plextor-digital.com (euro site), 1.01 is available there. We'll see what happens when another firmware is released.

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  • Marc L.
  • 11/11/2012 5:42:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Drive!!

Pros: Awesome Speeds!! Great price!! True Speed Technology!
5 Years Warranty! And did I mention ridiculous speeds?

Cons: I'll Get Back to you on that..

Other Thoughts: Came to this drive after one of my vertex 3 drive failed out of the blue and destroyed my raid 0 array. Vowing never to use an OCZ product again I decided to go with this drive and I do not regret it one bit.

My Speeds So Far after a week of heavy usage....

Sequential Read : 535.193 MB/s
Sequential Write : 451.713 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 410.009 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 437.706 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 33.340 MB/s [ 8139.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 74.574 MB/s [ 18206.6 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 380.127 MB/s [ 92804.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 286.537 MB/s [ 69955.2 IOPS]

My Specs..

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Intel Core i7-2600K overclocked to 4800 MHz
ATI Radeon HD 5570 (I Know Its Old. Planning On Upgrading)
Running Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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  • Chris H.
  • 11/8/2012 5:29:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Drive

Pros: - Drive uses high quality Toshiba toggle NAND
- Blazing fast read and writes
- CONSISTENT fast read/writes
- 5yr warranty by a very reputable company

Cons: - Box says software (ie backup/cloning utility) included in box... not true. It has a software key for the utilities you can download off their site.

- Poor manual with no info on firmware updates etc.
- No support page (ie firmware) for M5P series on Plextor site yet.

Other Thoughts: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 on a cloned (ie very dirty ASUS N53SV-A1)
Read (MB/s) Write (MB/s)
Seq: 498.7 427.1
512k: 373.2 398.1
4k: 29.27 42.94
4k QD32: 317.0 255.1

Picked this up rather than my other choice (the Vertex 4) mainly due to OCZ's current financial state. Plus the price wasn't all that much more for a much more consistent and potentially reliable ssd.

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  • Srinivas K.
  • 10/11/2012 10:37:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSpeed of Light with RELIABILITY

Pros: I ordered this SSD for $ 450 which I think is a good price for the latest in technology when it comes to SSD. The main reason I ordered Plextor was the 5 Year warranty and proven track record of Plextor SSD's. I am using it in my Core i7 PC Intel Z68, 16 GB Muskin Memory. Windows 7 got installed in 8 minutes. I have yet to do some performance tests but I will do it on this weekend and update my review. I was using a Samsung 530 SSD before this, which is undoubtedly a great SSD. I did notice slightly better performance improvement than Samsung but not really a lot. The drive came with cloning software which I did not use. I did not install the Performance benchmarking software either. I loved the Samsung Magician software, I wish Plextor can provide the same so the OS settings can be optimized for SSD usage. So far no complaints, I have to use the PC more and try different things like playing games, Video conversion/editing, move small/big files.
Costs less that the 512 GB Samsung model.
I will update my review once I do so. Drive is very well made and is super slim and a beauty to look at :) and I am lucky I got one :)

Cons: NO Software like Samsung Magician to optimize the OS settings. You can do it manually - so no big deal.

Other Thoughts: No

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