Reviews and Problems with Plextor M2 Series (PX-64M2S,PX-128M2S,PX-256M2S)
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Great and Simple to Setup
E. Moscato, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: This is my first experience with a solid state drive and I love it thus far. It is not noisy, it does not run hot hot and it is fast. Other than that, inlcuding longevity and durability, I don't ask for more in my drives. This size is perfect for my needs. I, like others, am actually utilizing this as an external drive supplemented with a readily available and cheap external converter case.
Summary: This drive was placed in my old laptop, a Mac from 2006, and it worked amazingly with more memory and better performance. The old laptop still works even though I've since replaced it with a new model. This can also work inside a hard drive adaptor shell and can be used as a spare hard drive or backup.
Summary: The Acronis True Image software that came with my ssd drive is already registered so I can't use the ssd drive at this point to replace the hard drive. There is no phone number to call Plextor directly, but a chat online for support questions. So, I waited patiently 2 times for a rep(ten minutes each). Finally, I got hold of someone on their chat system on the third try. The person couldn't help me and told me email email@example.com for help.
Summary: Overall: Great Great Great! Fast, reliable. Tons of space for my backups. I have 2 HDs on Win7 64 platform. One full of system files, programs, documents. Second storing iTunes media such as videos, movies, pictures. Software: Acronis. Purchased separately, I did not use the software that came with the drive.
Summary: I did a lot of research and read a lot of scary review for different SSDs. I finally figured out that the SSDs made with the Marvell controller work very well amd the ones made with the Sandforce do not. Plextor uses the Marvell chipset and it works very well. I can power up and boot into Windows 7 in 25 seconds. When I mean finish booting I don't mean I just have the wallpaper up, I mean completely finished no more disc access. The POST on the MOBO is about 7 seconds.
Summary: I recently purchased this drive to use for the OS drive on a new PC build. I had read of others having issues--primarily blue screens of death--with certain SSD brands, apparently due to the particular controller. I did not read of any similar issues with the Plextor unit so I gave it a try. Setup was straightforward. I entered the BIOS, set the unit to AHCI mode, rebooted, then installed Windows 7 64 bit without incident.
Summary: Anyone looking to really step up the speed of their computer - this is well worth it. I'm running mac OS X lion. the operating system is designed to save your place and open as you shut it down. having this hard drive in my computer makes this feature work the way it was meant to! Plus this drive is silent. I actually noticed this right away - no hard drive clicking away in my computer anymore. Just silent speedy operation.
Summary: 64GB is a tad small for use as boot disk, but one does what one has to do within one's budget. I did study how to optimize the WIN 7 install & set up to "off-load" user profile, etc. to larger "data" (spinning) HD. So far, this thing flies when loading WIN 7 OS & photo-editing programs, for example. Am happy with the purchase.
Summary: Great upgrade for an old Dell 620 laptop. So far stable with windows 7/64 clean install. A very snug fit in this laptop. Very fast even with old tech, cheaper then a new laptop and worth the cost in speed. When the time comes I'll just take this SSD and swap into a new laptop. Do yourself a favor if your new to SSD's, Google SSD tips there are setting you need to change, not doing so will lead to common issues that can be otherwise avoided.
Summary: About a month ago I bought an OCZ Tecnhnologies SSD. It stunk and I bought this to replace it. Its a hard drive so the install isn't very complicated. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and a copy of Acronis's personal imaging software was included. I also read some other reviews and this drives bigger brother scored (the 256MB version) scored very well with CNet.com's editors. Its as fast as an SSD should be and does the job well.