Excellent allround performance.
Remains fast regardless of data type.
Uses a third generation Marvell controller.
Equipped with highspeed Toggle Mode NAND.
Five year warranty as standard.
Strong overall performance, particularly in random workloads.
Premium price tag.
Not a huge step up from previous generations.
More expensive than other 256GB SSDs.
Doesn't include a USB-SATA adapter.
By techPowerUp! on August 08, 2013
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...89
By PC Advisor on May 21, 2013
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...90
By DigitalVersus on March 14, 2013
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,...100
By HardwareHeaven on January 07, 2013
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...98
By CDRLabs on January 02, 2013
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 December 28, 2012
Very fast, but it's expensive...80
By HEXUS.net on December 17, 2012
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...80
By PC Mag on November 30, 2012
The Plextor PX-256M5P internal solid-state drive is great for certain specific tasks, but not a clear front-runner in the...80
By theregister.co.uk on October 31, 2012
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...85
By Tom's Hardware UK on September 28, 2012
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,...-