MSATA form factor.
Available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.
Excellent sequential read and write speeds.
Good random read and write performance.
Performs equally well with compressible and incompressible data.
SATA 6Gb/s interface.
Usual 3Gbps motherboard interface inhibits performance.
By Legit Reviews on July 19, 2013
Plextor has a pretty impressive line of mSATA drives with their M5M line that is very competitive with other drives on the market...-
By TweakTown on July 05, 2013
In this capacity size, the Plextor M5M Series is hard to beat. The price is exceptionally low compared to other products, even those we expected to find selling at a lower price. That's not to say every capacity size in the M5M lineup gets the same...92
By CDRLabs on June 12, 2013
Plextor's new M5M series SSD is proof that good things do come in small packages. This pint-sized powerhouse combines Marvell's new 88SS9187 controller with Toshiba's 19nm Toggle Mode NAND flash to deliver a fast, responsive computing...-
By Guru of 3D on June 06, 2013
The Plextor M5M mSATA based SSD is a shockingly good SSD with excellent performance and reliability. The overall write performance is merely a hint slower compared to its big brother and we stated this many times, you'd never ever even notice the...-
By 3dGameMan on May 13, 2013
Video Review: The Plextor M5M 256GB mSATA 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 AnandTech on April 17, 2013
Especially if you're dealing with lots of incompressible data, the M5M is a better option because you'll get consistent performance regardless of the data type. I'm very curious how a Samsung SSD 840 Pro based mSATA SSD would perform, though.-
By Kitguru.net on February 15, 2013
Today we are looking at a new mSATA drive from Plextor – the 128GB M5M. Diminutive mSATA drives are without doubt a growing market, adopted in many laptop computers today. As we have seen in recent desktop motherboard reviews on Kitguru many...85
By uk.hardware.info on February 13, 2013
The Plextor M5M 128GB is somewhat slower than its 2.5-inch counterpart, but compared to the other two mSATA SSDs the Plextor M5M is the fastest. For a desktop PC you're still better off with a 2.5-inch SSD, they're cheaper and generally still...-
By HardwareHeaven on February 05, 2013
When building a mSATA SSD Plextor could be forgiven for cutting a lot of corners when compared to their desktop drives. They could have, but didn't. From the controller used to the branded chips, we get quality parts here, just like the desktop...94
By HEXUS.net on January 31, 2013
The minimal physical resources required for solid-state drives make them an ideal candidate for being presented in a wide variety of small form factors. Most often seen in 2.5in SATA-connected drives, another connector called mSATA is now becoming...80