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. Plextor’s proprietary firmware appears to be a very good example of how to get the most from this SSD 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, even when pushed very hard., SATA 6Gbps support., TRIM support under Windows 7 and Windows 8., Fast access times., Completely silent operation., Fast operating system start-up a...
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. From my first look at a Plextor SSD, it seems that this same high level of quality and care has been passed through and the M5 Pro Xtreme is pinnacle of their SSD lineup at this moment in time.
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 products. The long five year warranty also shows that Plextor trusts their products.
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 up your laptop.
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 laptops. Plextor has taken the know-how from the desktop M5 Pro drive and repurposed it here, albeit at slightly slower speeds.
Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD Review (256GB) – 100,000 IOPS and Excellent Performance
30 January 2013
Conclusion: There is a consistent that you will find in every Plextor SSD, in that, their partnership with Marvell for their SSD controller supplier and Toshiba for their memory is as strong as oak. With that comes the engineering expertise to fine tune your product, as they have with the 1.02 firmware, and provide more to the customer without the price premium.
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 contain the same components as their received same version of hat manufacturers product.
Excerpt: Thinking back a few years there were many who considered Plextor optical drives to be the best around. Nowadays they still sell high quality optical drives however have also branched out into some other storage products such as the easy back-up solution that is the PlexEasy, NAS and SSDs.
Plextor M5 Pro PX-256M5P 256GB SSD With Xtreme Firmware
6 January 2013
Excerpt: As one of the biggest names in the storage industry, Plextor doesn't need much of an introduction. For more than a decade, they've produced some of the best optical drives the industry has seen. Known the world over for their quality, performance, and features, these drives have become favorites among consumers and professionals alike. Today, Plextor continues to lead the way by bringing cutting edge storage technologies to market.