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Plextor M5M 256GB,

Plextor M5M 256GB,
alaScore 89

10 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Plextor M5M 256GB,. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Plextor M5M 256GB, is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: N/A (

Rock Solid


7.2 TB written in the past year. Still 100% health per CrystalDiskInfo


Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Plextor PX-256M5M


Bought this to use as a dedicated gaming SSD. Loads games up quick and no stuttering issues. BF4 loads in 45 sec instead of 2 min and CSGO maps load in 5 sec instead of 20. Well worth the buy when it was on sale last year.

Very fast ; Slim design ; Reliable


Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Derek (

Excellent SSD


Excellent SSD, very fast, windows loads in seconds, my computer games load quickly as well. It's been working perfectly without a glitch for about 8 months now. I use it in my Alienware 17 laptop


Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Computerized Cobra (

RELIABLE & fast enough!


I would recommend this m-sata drive without hesitation however, Plextor use to manufacture very good hard drives now they are manufacturing very good solid state drives, you can't go wrong by picking up this unit. You get good value for money.

Very, very reliable SSD (that is the main reason why I chose it) ; Speeds are good enough for me ; Seq. Read: 492.1 MB/s Seq. Write: 399.4 MB/s ; 512k Read: 363.0 512k Write: 372.2 ; 4k Read: 21.87 4k Write: 34.95 ; 4k QD 32 Read: 300.6 4k QD 32 Write:...

Not the fastest m-sata drive around, Intel and Samsung are the leaders when it comes to speed ; Only 237GB usable after installing Windows 8.1 ; It doesn't appear to have a built-in temperature sensor but it runs cool

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Eric (



I bought two of these for my Sager NP7330, which I also highly recommend. I replaced all internal drives with these, one for OS and one for storage. They have worked very smoothly and caused no problems. Have had them since August 2013.

This drive is awesome. Low power consumption when not in use (the lowest I have found), speedy read/write, and a ton of storage for a tiny footprint

Price is obviously high, but for a drive released in June/July with specs like this, it's well worth it

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: T.H. (

Great Drive


First of all, it now comes with two screws! I read the previous review that mentions no screws included and was trying hard to find those M2X3mm screws. Apparently Plextor is listening to its customers, a good sign ; Drive installed in a few minutes,...

Does not come with any instruction, manual, or even a short guide (for upgrading firmware, using tools etc)

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Ninjak (

Died within minutes of use. Hopefully just a random lemon.


Unfortunately, the drive failed in the midst of what should have been a simple cloning session and hasn't worked since. Using a an 2.5" drive adapter dock, I was able to successfully connect the drive to my Windows 8 Samsung Series 7 Ultra via USB...

Worked perfectly in the StarTech SAT2MSAT25 2.5in SATA to Mini SATA SSD Adapter enclosure. Was detected immediately when first connected to my system externally. Wish I'd gotten to do more with it than that

Failed immediately while having a drive cloned to it. Was locked, unable to be firmware-updated, initialized, formatted, or secure erased. Plextor's own PlexTools stated the drive was dead. Possibly bricked. Details below

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: mdmower (

Working very well


I run Linux on this drive and use a 2.5" SSD for Windows on my Lenovo T430s. I'm limited to SATA II due to my mSATA port, but I still get fantastic speeds when compiling CyanogenMod (about 30min per job with ccache). I am very happy with the...

Lots of space in a tiny form factor, no extra software needed for TRIM, fast drive for compiling software, detects as standard drive in my Lenovo T430s without any hassle at all


May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Plextor PX-256M5M


Luv it ; Fit right into my w520 ; Tried to migrate existing OS to new drive failed repeatedly ; Did a fresh install of OS ; Work like a charm

Its not free

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Arcfire (

Great Drive Another good move Plextor!


So far, so good, Glad I went with Plextor! I know that all mSata drives are considered OEMs but really guys, you should include the software no matter what manufacture you are. I will check back in 6months to a year and let you know how its working...

Great drive, fast, larger than the Mushkin which has only 240 gigs for the same price, the Crucial M4 256G that was also the same price had slower specs. Was able to buy it for 30.00 off from the original price. Didn't even have to do anything to the...

No software included to move data/set up bootable drives like the 2.5 SSD drives do, you should be able to register the drive's SN and download them at the manufacture's website. *Take a hint Plextor and do this, NOW before the others catch on

Apr, 2013