Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA SSD Review

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ATTO & AS-SSD Benchmarks

ATTO v2.47

ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5KB through 8192KB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.

ATTO – Intel Z77 Platform:

Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA ATTO

Benchmark Results: Admittedly, we were a bit surprised to see that the read scores were some of the best we’ve seen on an mSATA drive and equally surprised that the write scores weren’t a little higher although the 128GB drive will be a bit slower than the 256GB.

Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA ATTO GRID

AS-SSD (1.6.4237.30508) Benchmark – Intel Z77 Platform:

We have been running the AS-SSD Benchmark app for over some time now and found that it gives a broad result set. The programmer has worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates often so if you use it, show him some love and send him a donation. There are now three tests that are found within the tool and we’ll show the results from two of them.

Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA AS-SSD

Benchmark Results: It’s always good to see when drive performance on the AS-SSD benchmark equals that of what it puts out on the ATTO benchmark which means data compressibility has no impact on performance.

Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA AS-SSD GRID

Plextor M5M 128GB mSATA AS-SSD

Benchmark Results: To illustrate the above point, the zero slope of the graph lines show no correlation between data compressibility and performance.

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