Reviews and Problems with Plextor M5 Pro Series (PX-128M5P,PX-256M5P,PX-512M5P)
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 10
Excellent SSD, Frustrating Software
3 weeks ago
Summary: The SSD itself is working perfectly, but I could not transfer data from my old hard drive to the SSD using NTI Echo which comes free with the SSD. I followed instructions, but the process failed multiple times. 128 GB is on the small side, but it is great for booting windows and a few programs quickly.
Summary: My first SSD. After checking out many reviews and asking opinions I decided to go with Plextor, so happy I did. Comes packaged very well, comes with everything you need to install Updated to the latest firmware, downloaded Plextools, drive is working in perfect condition.
Pros: Everything, Price, Packaging (Linus would be all smiles), Blazing fast
Summary: I purchased this as my main OS drive on my new PC. It is much faster than my other 3 SSD's in the other PC's in my house. Scores a 7.8 WEI. My Kingston V100's and Corsair GT SSD's never cracked 7.0. With a 5 year warranty, you cannot go wrong.
Pros: 5 Year Warranty, Very Fast, Extremely Reliable, Only 7mm thick, Decent Packaging, Comes with 3.5in bracket, Silent, Runs cool
Summary: This is the best bang for your buck right now if you want a "performance" SSD that will not fail on you. I wouldn't personally buy anything but Plextor or Intel for an SSD. It's faster and cheaper than an Intel 520 with comparable reliability. What more do you want? Plextor is a great company. I used their warranty years ago on a DVD burner that failed and they sent me a replacement without me ever having to send my malfunctioning one in first. Buy!
Pros: --cheaper than Intel with equivalent quality, --faster than Intel, -cheaper than Samsung (with better quality too--Toshiba chips)
Summary: Installed this drive as primary OS drive on my secondary machine. System is very snappy, and this drive has incredible performance levels. Have been running for months now rock solid, zero issues whatsoever. Would recommend.
Summary: The firmware doesn't want to update to the latest 1.05 but the sipped 1.03 firmware is fine and I can't find any reports if the 1.05 fw gives any performance increase. So it's not a big deal.
Pros: This is one super fast SSD! It has beat my Samsung 840 pro 256gb (1.5fw) on random read's and writes, it was a very small percentage but a win is a win. The sequential R/W is only a hair slower than the Samsung in my system. All tests were done with HDTune Pro and crystal disk.
Cons: The drive adapter didn't fit my case HDD clips, but nothing a drill couldn't solve. Just had to drill a hole in the retention clip so it would fit the drive adapter.
Summary: Small SSD priced comparatively to larger desktop units. Works just great and of course doesn't require any cables to plug in, just a motherboard connector. I now have a couple of these running in a couple motherboards, including a NUC, and I've not had any issues with them. Overall, I really like the idea of having the SSD connect directly to the MB without needing a data or power cable. Makes things a lot cleaner and a lot more compact.
Pros: Tiny SSD without a cost premium for the small size