Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme Series SATA600

  • Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme Series SATA600
85
Based on 16 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • True Speed technology.
  • Available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.
  • Excellent sequential read and write speeds.

Cons:

  • Random write performance at low queue depths could be better.
  • Expensive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By nikktech.com on

Plextor has been my favorite Optical media manufacturer since the mid/late 90's and although at first naturally i wasn't very pleased to hear that Lite-On took charge after signing an agreement with Shinano Kenshi right now and after seeing them expand...

By eTeknix on

Over the last couple of years I’ve had a look at numerous SSDs from many of the leading manufacturers in the world of SSDs and storage in general, however there has been one vendor that I have not worked with up to this point. This is of course Plextor and as things go, This company is said to be right up there in the rankings with the likes of Kingston, OCZ, Corsair, Sandisk and many more; but flash-based...

By firstpost.com on 70

The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is a speedy drive and we found it second only to the Samsung 840 Pro. But at a price of Rs 19,500, it comes at a cost per GB of Rs 81.9 which is higher than that for the Samsung 840 Pro which is retailing for around Rs 16,000....

By micromart.co.uk on 70

The 256GB Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is one of three SSDs in this group that employs the Marvell 9187 controller, and it's intriguing to see that these three drives all have different claimed maximum read and write speeds.The Crucial M500 claims 500MBps read...

By Real World Labs on

In an effort to maintain the M5 Pro’s status as a top tier enthusiast class drive; Plextor has updated their M5 Pro series SSD. Plextor claims this refresh delivers a drive capable of a random read speed of “up to” 100,000 IOPS and a random write...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB is a great SSD with similar speeds to the top dogs on the market. The five-year warranty is enough to reassure even the most worrisome consumers. However, it's a bit more expensive than the competing SSDs, and Plextor...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: While a single Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD is quick, having 2 in a RAID 0 setup is screaming fast. Team 2 Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSDs up with a Highpoint RocketRAID 642L 6Gb/s Controller and you've got a winning combo!...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD is an amazing product. It has the Marvell 88SS9187 controller and Toshiba Toggle NAND flash, so it's super fast. As well, this drive has true protect data integrity and AES data encryption. Also,...

By TweakTown on 92

I know I didn't talk about it much in the review, but I can't finish this article until I tackle the only real question you want answered. Is this the 128GB drive to buy if you are shopping for a 128GB SSD? Let's just dive in and break it down, with...

By CDRLabs on

On the surface, the M5Pro Xtreme may seem more evolutionary than revolutionary, but Plextor's engineers have put a lot of effort into this upgraded version of the M5 Pro. Along with the recently released Xtreme firmware, the M5Pro Xtreme uses a newly...

By TweakTown on 92

Even though we already reviewed the Plextor M5 Pro, we're still going to score it again today. Quite a bit has changed since its release and our initial review. The new firmware has increased the performance in a number of areas and the price has...

By TweakTown on 92

The new Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB is a very good offering, but it still doesn't put Plextor into the top performance tier with Samsung's 840 Pro and OCZ's Vector, at least not in this capacity size. We added the last bit to the sentence because...

By HardOCP on

Plextor has announced the latest high performance SSD in its arsenal, the Plextor M5 Pro Extreme . This SSD has the prosumer and enthusiast in mind, boasting impressive specifications with sequential read speeds rated at 540MB/s and sequential write...

By MyCE on 100

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below:Positive:Silky smooth operation as a system drive. Outstanding sequential reading performance, even at very low queue depths. Outstanding 4K random reading performance at low and...

By TechwareLabs on

It seems that our relationship with Plextor has had a shot of Adrenaline since our meet at CES Las Vegas 2013 and ‘first up’ analysis of the new Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD is the result. We did have a bit of a heads up when Plextor asked us to review...

By thessdreview.com on

There is a consistent that you will find in every Plextor SSD, in that, their partnership with Marvell for their SSD controller supplier and Toshiba for their memory is  as strong as oak.  With that comes the engineering expertise to fine tune your...

By uk.hardware.info on

It appears that the Xtreme firmware update for the Plextor M5 Pro is little more than a marketing ploy. While Plextor does indeed get in the vicinity of 100.000 4k read Iops, the SSD is not much faster in any of the other benchmarks. In some tests it's...

By CNET Australia on 80

If you're on a market for a high-end solid-state drive for your computer, be it a PC or a Mac, look no further than the Plextor M5 Pro...

International Review By cdrinfo.pl on

Expert Review...

International Review By digit.in on 80

With a price of Rs.19,500, Plextor is pushing its luck considering the better performing Samsung 840 Pro is available for about Rs.16,000. Though the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is a good performing SSD, its price makes it hard to...