Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme

The Good The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is very fast and inexpensive. Its included software and desktop drive-bay converter are useful bonuses.

The Bad The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme doesn't come with a USB-SATA adapter, or the kitchen sink.

The Bottom Line If you're on a market for a high-end solid-state drive for your computer, be it a PC or a Mac, look no further than the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 9.0
  • Support 10.0
8.3 Overall

Compare

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme (512GB)
Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme
Samsung SSD 850 Evo (2TB)
Samsung SSD 850 Evo
Seagate Expansion Portable Drive (1TB, USB 3.0)
Seagate Expansion Portable Drive
Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable External Hard Drive (2TB, Platinum)
Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable External Hard Drive
Seagate Backup Plus Hub (8TB)
Seagate Backup Plus Hub
Price ... $670 Dell Home $150 Amazon.com $114 Dell Home $279 Beach Camera
Setup
8
8
9
8
8
Features
8
9
6
8
8
Performance
9
9
9
9
9
Support
10
9
5
... ...

Review

Speed doesn't have to be expensive

Fans of the Plextor M5 Pro, prepare to fall in love again! Showcased at CES 2013, its successor, the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme, is not just faster, it also costs slightly less.

Other than the fact there's no included USB-SATA adapter, which very few SSDs come with, the new M5 Pro Xtreme has nothing else for me to complain about.

If you're looking to replace your computer's existing main storage device, be it a hard drive or a budget SSD, the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is an excellent buy, ranking near the top among the best internal drives to date.

Continue Reading

Specs / Prices

  • Brand Plextor Corp.
  • Capacity 512 GB
  • Hard Drive Type internal hard drive
  • Form Factor 2.5"
  • Buffer Size 768 MB
See full specs
model 512GB

Report errors

How To

Backups: Act like your business depends on them

Backups: Act like your business depends on them

Double your MacBook's storage with a tiny card called TarDisk

Double your MacBook's storage with a tiny card called TarDisk

Your complete guide to Apple's iCloud Drive

Your complete guide to Apple's iCloud Drive

Back to basics: The three easiest ways to back up your files

Back to basics: The three easiest ways to back up your files

Prepare an external drive for use with OS X

Prepare an external drive for use with OS X

It is good to eject a USB drive properly

It is good to eject a USB drive properly

Keep one backup off the grid

Keep one backup off the grid

Share Dropbox files with a simple link

Share Dropbox files with a simple link

Do not trust DVD for long-term backup

Do not trust DVD for long-term backup

Break your way into a cheaper hard drive

Break your way into a cheaper hard drive

Redundancy: the backups of your backups

Redundancy: the backups of your backups