Plextor M5M 128GB SSD Review

Manufacturer Plextor
Article number PX-128M5M
Capacity 128 GB (NAND)
Interface mSATA3 6GB/s
Cache 256 MB
Controller Marvell
Flash Type MLC – Multi-Level-Cell
Size JEDEC MO-300 mSATA (50,8 x 29,8 x 3,6 mm)
Weight approx. 9 gramm
Speed Read up to 540 MB/s / Write up to 320 MB/s
Seek Time
Power Consumption 0.2 Watt
MTBF 2.4 million hours MTBF
Other SMART support, TRIM, NCQ, NCQ, 256-bit AES encryption encryption

Here is a screenshot of Snipping the CrystalDiskInfo 4.3.0 SSD and HDD information software, where it is noticeable, that Plextor unfortunately does not spend this SSD a temperature sensor:

SSD firmware update …

Before starting the tests, we’ve updated the Plextor SSD to the latest firmware version. The SSD was delivered with firmware 1.02 and at the review date, Plextor has released the firmware version 1.04. The update of the Plextor firmware is relatively simple: Download the latest firmware from Plextor, burn the px-128m5m_1.04.iso ISO file on a CD or transfer it with a suitable software to a USB stick, boot with this CD-ROM or USB thumb drive and confirm the SSD firmware update.