Plextor M5 Pro Series SSD

  • Plextor M5 Pro Series SSD
88
Based on 25 scores, 66 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Excellent allround performance.
  • Remains fast regardless of data type.
  • Uses a third generation Marvell controller.

Cons:

  • Premium price tag.
  • Not a huge step up from previous generations.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Ocaholic on 80

With the M5Pro, Plextor have an SSD in their portfolio, which is based on a very well performing and well-known controller from Marvell. Other than that Plextor have optimized the firmware towards maximum performance as well as high endurance. With this...

By uk.hardware.info on

Unless you're sporting really old hardware, an SSD is the best sure-fire way to boost the performance of your desktop or laptop computer. There is so much choice now it's difficult to know whether there is a significant difference between various SSDs...

By tbreak.ae on

Solid State Drives have become quite common- especially with notebooks. If you are looking to get a nice boost in speed, upgrading your hard drive to an SSD would probably be the best option. Today we compare two 256GB SSDs that are based on the SATA3...

By techPowerUp! on 89

Plextor is a world-leading manufacturer of SSDs and optical drives. The company's SSD lineup includes several models ranging from value to high-end drives. Today, we are reviewing Plextor's current flagship SSD based on a Marvell controller, the Plextor...

By PC Advisor on 90

It may not be the biggest name in SSD but Japanese company Shinano Kenshi, aka Plextor, is pushing to build a reputation as a leading player with dependable products. See all Storage reviews . From its range of five different SSD series, the M5 Pro...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The M5 Pro Extreme 512 GB is an excellent SSD from Plextor, and it has a five-year warranty. It's one of the fastest drives on the market, although it's still a dash slower than the Samsung 840 Pro Series. One of our only complaints is that, unlike...

By uk.hardware.info on

In June, 2012 we published a large group test of SSDs with capacities of 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB . Those are still the most popular sizes, judging from what people search for on Hardware.Info. The world of SSDs didn't stand still, and since then a...

By thessdreview.com on

Perhaps the thing we like most about Plextor is their commitment to improving their product and sticking with components that they know and trust.  We can't tell you the number of times we have received e-mail from our readers who were very upset that...

By HardwareHeaven on 98

When it comes to building their SSD it is hard not to be impressed by the M5 Pro from Plextor. As soon as we unbox the product the metal casing gives a feel of quality and then upon opening the drive we find the latest Toshiba branded flash and the...

By CDRLabs on

The M5 Pro has been a big success for Plextor, and with the Xtreme firmware, the company is looking to continue this momentum into 2013. The big question is, does this free firmware update live up to the hype? Does it really take the M5 Pro's...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Very fast, but it's expensive...

By HEXUS.net on 80

Any new SSD built to utilise the SATA 6Gbps interface will find it difficult to raise the bar in terms of out-and-out performance. The current crop of ultra-fast drives are so close to saturating the limits of the once-future-proof interface that...

By AnandTech on

Despite Plextor's reliability, I'm not very comfortable with the high IO latency in the M5 Pro. I would rather have slower peak performance if it translated to more consistent overall performance as the end user is not going to notice the peaks but is...

By PC Mag on 80

The Plextor PX-256M5P internal solid-state drive is great for certain specific tasks, but not a clear front-runner in the...

By theregister.co.uk on 85


 Plextor’s M5 Pro is the first of the next generation of SSD’s officially using the latest Marvell silicon to break cover. Not only that, but it also uses the latest in NAND technology as well. Under test conditions its headline Write performance...

By HardOCP on

Plextor has a long history in the storage market. Plextor has been developing and selling CD-ROM, DVD players, and other optical storage mediums since 1989. Now developing SSDs has become a core part of its business as well and has released yet another...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Hot on the heels of its M5S, Plextor sent us the M5 Pro. Loaded with hot new technologies like 19 nm NAND and the latest Marvell controller, the company's flagship was certainly worth waiting for. How does it do against the established incumbents,...

By uk.hardware.info on

We can basically write the same conclusion for the Plextor M5 Pro 256GB as we did for the 128GB model. It's the fastest SSD in its category. It set new records in AS SSD and PCMark Vantage, and came up 15 points short for the high score in PCMark 7....

By TechRadar on 90

The overwhelming majority of SSDs on the market now are based around LSI's SandForce SF2281 controller, but there are also quite a few powered by Marvell's 88SS9174 chip. Both of these bits of silicon have been around for a while, so it's about time we...

By Real World Labs on

The M5 Pro is all new technology at this point and as always there is a maturation process. We know there is practically an infinite number of ways to adjust performance through fine tuning of firmware when it comes to Marvell FPU’s so who knows a...