Reviews and Problems with Plextor M2 Series (PX-64M2S,PX-128M2S,PX-256M2S)
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Plextor PX-128M2S 128GB Solid State Drive
15 July 2011
Conclusion: TRIM and Instant Restore: While SSD's offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted. This procedure is very complicated and can slow an SSD's write speeds considerably. To fix this problem, most manufacturers have added TRIM support to their SSDs.
Pros: Excellent sequential read and write speeds, SATA 6Gb/s interface, 128GB capacity, Well constructed aluminum casing, 128MB on-board cache, Instant Restore helps maintain "like new" performance, Supports TRIM, SMART, NCQ and Dynamic Wear Leveling, Low power consumption, Includes Acronis True Image, 3 year warranty, Reasonably priced
Cons: Mediocre random read and write performance, Does not include a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket
Excerpt: I told myself going into this review that I wouldn't spend a lot of time talking about Plextor's fabled past or ODD product line. After getting the images edited down and the charts pieced together, I made the mistake of pulling out my large box filled with around 40 CD and DVD optical drives. More than half of those drives were either labeled Plextor or known to be built by Plextor for companies like IBM.
Plextor M2 Series 128GB SATA 6Gbps Marvell SSD Review
7 March 2011
Summary: While the Plextor M2 Series puts up some nice performance numbers and offers the SATA 6Gbps interface, consumers will likely gravitate towards the newest SandForce controlled drives simply due to their sheer speed advantage.
Conclusion: Based on the performance numbers alone, I was ready to give this SSD a bit of a lambasting in the conclusion. Good read speed or no, I’d expect better write performance from a SATA III drive. It doesn’t need to be mind blowing, but at least equal last generation’s strong suit. However when you look at the price this drive can be found at, you start to see that it’s not a bad purchase at all. Sitting pretty at £140 makes this Plextor a very attractive little drive.
Pros: Good read speed thanks to SATA III interface, Lots of shelf life improving features, Well priced
Cons: Not the greatest write performance, TRIM execution wasn’t great, but could be it needs a full erase at this point
Excerpt: Наводнение в Таиланде очень сильно отразилось на розничной цене жестких дисков. Дело в том, что заводы по их производству, находящиеся на территории данной страны, серьезно пострадали вследствие удара стихии. И те, кто не успел пополнить запас свободного дискового пространства до катастрофы, вынуждены платить за него гораздо больше, чем раньше. Но есть ли в этом необходимость?
Excerpt: Plextor bietet mit der M2S-Reihe erstmals Solid State Disks an. Die SSDs mit 64, 128 und 256 GByte Kapazität nutzen SATA 6 Gb/s und locken mit sehr hohen Transferraten von bis zu 480 MByte/s. Im Test muss sich das neue 128-GByte-Model PX-128M2S der Konkurrenz mit SandForce-Controllern stellen.