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Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Plextor

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.




If you plan on using your SSD in a notebook and rely on battery power, you'll get less time with the Xtreme than any other top performing SSDs out today.



PCMark Vantage HDD Test - Power Draw




In the power trace test, we see why the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme fairs so poorly in the power test.


It has one of the highest in use power draws of the drives tested. The power does drop off at idle, but the aggressive garbage collection means the drive takes longer to get to an idle state. In our test the Xtreme never even dropped back into idle power while we were recording the trace.

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