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Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 512GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the Plextor PX-512M5Pro

General

Brand
Plextor
Series
M5P Series
Model
PX-512M5Pro
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
512GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Connector
Power Connector: 15-pin SATA connector for DC 5V input
Data Connector: 7-pin SATA connector
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 470 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 100,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 88,000 IOPS
MTBF
2,400,000 hours

Features

Features
Latest server-grade Marvell 88SS9187 controller guarantees fast and reliable operation under high loads.

True Speed technology gives sustained long-term performance and prevents SSD speed drop, automatically returning performance to like-new speeds

Automatically uses the new 128-bit error-correction codes built into the latest Marvell controller to ensure the integrity of data.
Unique Robust Data Hold-out Algorithm in Plextor's exclusive firmware provides additional long-term protection for your data.

Supports full 256 bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) drive encryption to protect confidential data.

Carefully selected high-quality components, including the latestgeneration controller and exclusive Plextor firmware.

Extremely reliable with a meantime between failures (MBTF) forecast as an impressive 2.4 million hours.

Passes the strict enterprise-grade Zero Error standard of 400 units surviving 500 hours of the toughest continuous testing without a single error or failure.

Every single drive rigorously burn-in tested at elevated temperatures and subjected to accelerated usage simulations for complete drive and flash stability.

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

Firmwave Upgrade Supported

Environmental

Power Consumption (Active)
0.25W (MobileMark)
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Max Shock Resistance
1500G
Max Vibration Resistance
7 ~ 800Hz, 2.17Grms (Operation)

Package Content

Package Content
PX-512M5Pro
Quick installation guide
Users manual and warranty statement
3.5" Bracket

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Daniel W.
  • 7/10/2014 4:15:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest of Bread

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This is one of the fastest SSD's on the market. It screems past the Samsung I have.
Has been operating flawlessly for over a year.

If you've been dissapointed by the other drive manufacturers, you won't be with Plextor. The are top noch!

Cons: One con is that the intial drive died and because its electroninc memory all data will always be a total loss.
RMA and had a NEW one in 3 days.

Other Thoughts: Bought the Plextor and a Samsung Pro at the same time. The Plextor simply out performs anything I've seen.
The Drive die in the first two weeks but Plextor replaced it with overnight shipping at their cost.

I've worked with virually all storage manufacturers over the years and know their RMA policy is to provide Refurbs if they have them over new stock. This is just the cost of doing business. I too get torqued with the though of RMA a new out of the box drive, but look at it like, ok the one they are shipping has been bench tested which is more than most production line units.
Additionally, I have and will continue to tell everyone how great both the Plextor SSDs are but also mention the quality customer service they provide when you do need them.

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  • Ben D.
  • 2/14/2014 2:04:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI year ownership

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I run this 512 gb SSD in conjunction with the 258gb version (which I've had for almost two years) on my dual boot computer. Whoever said it is the speed of a 5200rpm HD is just...being foolish, or uninformed, or....well, not the person to count on for a tech result. My SSDs are darned fast, have both run flawlessly. Never a hung start, super quick load times, haven't slowed at all since I've had them. I check them occasionally with diagnostic and speed software, and the results are always just like the units were new. They are silent, they use virtually no electricity, they run at room temp. Simply flawless. Very nice machines. Great value.

Cons: none.

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  • Ryan C.
  • 1/4/2014 10:26:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Drive

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast. Works great for a workstation or laptop.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Great drive and fast

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  • zeshan k.
  • 11/29/2013 8:14:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFAST! But died after 4 months...

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: - 5-year warranty
- 100,000 IOPs
- Averaged 470MB/s Write, 500MB/s Read
- Cost/GB (Snagged it for $360)

Cons: - Died after 4 months of use. Even after upgrading the firmware.
- You will find little to no diagnostic tools from Plextor's support site. Phone support is also not the greatest, but loses an egg for that.

Other Thoughts: Got this to replace a HDD in a Lenovo Y500. Partitioned 64/64GB for Ubuntu 14.04, and Windows 8, with the remaining 384GB partitioned for misc data with Btrfs and LZ4HC compression. The compression really makes this fly when testing with any data intensive workloads (Postgres/Greenplum).

Also run a couple of VMs in Ubuntu from the Btrfs compressed partition and helps there a lot too. Although, it's probably overkill and you should be fine without compression. Either way, this thing blows my Crucial M4 256GB out of the water.

Only complaint[s] were less than helpful tech support (losing an egg), and the drive dieing after only 4 months but - hey, that's what warranties are for!

As with any SSD/HDD BACKUP YOUR STUFF!

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  • John M.
  • 10/25/2013 8:20:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Easy setup, nice tray included.

AND very fast!!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have 4 Plextor SSDs: 2x128s, 1x256, and this 512. These are the best SSDs made. (period)

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  • James S.
  • 10/8/2013 5:14:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFrustrated and disappointed

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: fast

Cons: I had my first M5P for about 5 months until it died. BIOS wouldn't recognize it. No problems with my RMA. Support was helpful and easy to navigate. NOW, the refurbbed replacement they sent occasionally does not get recognize, I get the BSOD on Windows 7 every couple of hours. Never had the BSOD on my previous (and new) M5P.

Other Thoughts: Very disappointed with Plextor quality. I'm sure they build some good hardware, but unfortunately, this is not my only bad experience with Plextor devices

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  • Andrew A.
  • 8/24/2013 4:25:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Solid

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I've bought 6 or 7 Plextor SSDs starting with the previous generation. All have the 5 year warranty. None have failed after two to three years.

These have toggle nand flash and marvel controller. I also have a Kingston KC Now 240Pro (5 yr warranty) with a Sandforce controller, but the Plextor's marvel controllers are faster; this is more obvious with non-compressible data.

I bought this 512 Pro for a work laptop for software development and it speeds compiling and debugging, restarting software; it is 2 to 4 times faster than the old spinning disk!

Low power consumption!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have two 256 non-pro older Plextors in RAID0 on a desktop Intel onboard raid and it smokes at 900 read / 750 writes. Randoms are also insane, esp if you turn on all write caching options in Windows.

If I had onboard RAID, I would have done RAID 0 -- and always recommend that! Double speed!

Keep in mind that all SSD's start to slow down after they are used. This "steady-state speed" is rarely published by manufacturers. These Plextor SSD's show about a 10% drop in some speeds after time and data fill.

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  • Don F.
  • 6/6/2013 3:03:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Bad Drive

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast when it works

Cons: Failed completely after 2 months use.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this drive based on its reliability of 5 years, only to have it fail completely after 2 months use. Luckily I had my data backed up. I would not recommend this drive to anyone. I have several other brands of SSDs that work flawlessly, but not this one.

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  • Jonathan L.
  • 6/6/2013 12:24:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking like it should.

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It's fast! & competitively priced.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: S.M.A.R.T tools doesn't see drive status when the SATA controller is in RAID mode. My other SSD is read properly, as are my hard disks, but not this drive.

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  • Jonathan L.
  • 5/23/2013 10:39:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast!

This review is from: Plextor M5P Series PX-512M5Pro 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast!

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Fast!

Firmware 1.05 is available as of May 2013.

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