Reviews and Problems with Plextor M5 Pro Series (PX-128M5P,PX-256M5P,PX-512M5P)
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Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 512GB SSD Review (2)
11 February 2014
Conclusion: The Plextor M5 Pro is an extremely good SSD, it’s fast and stable, and has an excellent performance profile for a desktop PC. It has very fast NAND, meaning that the Plextor M5 Pro can make the most of its Marvell controller.
Pros: Silky smooth operation as a system drive., Outstanding sequential reading performance, even at very low queue depths., Outstanding 4K random reading performance at low and high queue depths., Very good writing performance., Excellent garbage collection ensures the SSD can maintain performance, ev...
Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB Solid State Drive Review
20 January 2014
Conclusion: In Plextor’s early years when optical media was all the rage, those who took the plunge and paid that little bit more for their drives and media were rewarded with items that not only offered, but also gave the results that they promised.
Pros: Dual core controller, Latest generation of Toshiba NAND, Strong 4K performance, Read and write speeds close to the limits of SATA 6Gbps interface.
Cons: Slight premium over other top performance 256GB SSDs
Summary: Plextor's M5 Pro has been on the market for a while, and it has proven itself. Unlike other companies, there are very few horror stories about Plextor, which speaks for itself. Their M5 Pro SSD uses a custom firmware, suggesting that Plextor does extensive in-house testing and validating of their...
Pros: Solid performance, Leading MySQL enterprise 48 & 64 threads results, Acronis TrueImage HDD migration software included, 7.5 mm thin--Ultrabook compatible, Supports TRIM, 5-year warranty
Cons: More expensive than comparable drives, Not as fast as other high-end drives (which are more expensive, though)
Plextor M5M 128GB review: the mSATA version of the M5 Pro
13 February 2013
Excerpt: Plextor recently came out with the M5M SSDs, which are mSATA versions of the popular M5 Pro SSDs. It's Plextor's first entry into a small but growing niche segment. It's a bit surprising actually that so few manufacturers have released mSATA-SSDs, since the small SSDs are are great way of speeding...
Conclusion: The M3 Pro was one of the fastest SATA 6Gbps SSDs we have tested and I was certain that the M5 Pro would take the crown since it was supposed to be faster than the M3 Pro. However, even though the M5 Pro is faster than the M3 Pro in all of our synthetic tests, it pretty much breaks even in our...
Conclusion: The minimal physical resources required for solid-state drives make them an ideal candidate for being presented in a wide variety of small form factors. Most often seen in 2.5in SATA-connected drives, another connector called mSATA is now becoming popular in the latest generation of thin-and-light...
Plextor Updates The Firmware on M5 Pro: Promises Increased Performance, We Test It
31 January 2013
Conclusion: It's always great to see manufacturers improving their existing products but the 1.02 firmware for the M5 Pro doesn't really change its ranking. It provides minor tweaks to random IO performance but when looking at the big picture, the changes are fairly insignificant.
Conclusion: Perhaps the thing we like most about Plextor is their commitment to improving their product and sticking with components that they know and trust. We can’t tell you the number of times we have received e-mail from our readers who were very upset that our tested sample of a certain SSD did not...