Reviews and Problems with Plextor M3 Series (PX-64M3,PX-128M3,PX-256M3,PX-512M3)
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8 December 2012
Summary: This is a great SSD. I replaced a spinning rust RAID 5 array with this drive, and the speed is noticeably faster. Benchmarks are impressive, very close to advertised. This drive users the same Marvell controller as the Crucial M4, but has a custom firmware with several nice features, including much better garbage collection. Pros: Speed(of course!) Plug and play, it just works. Plextor quality. Looks cool. Not OCZ. Cons: Price.
Summary: The rebate process has some serious issues. The drive seems to work as well as the 330 and sandisk extreme I have. All faster than a HD. But with the rebate process one would have to wonder how support works when you need it.
Summary: I installed this in an Asus x53-rh71 laptop equipped with 4gb of ram, and an intel 2670qm processor. It boots before the windows 7 logo can even come close to looking like a window (7 seconds tops,) and loads programs and transfers data instantaneously. I've had it in my laptop, which I've used daily for the last six months, and this thing has showed absolutely no sign of slowing down.
Summary: I own also Crucial M4, no doubt it's the most reliable, affordable SSD on the market. However, this M3S, although it's not as cheap as M4, but definitely worth the price. TrueSpeed does work, better than its competitor. Five year warranty where others only offer three, I think it is worth every penny for reliability, warranty and performance combined.
Summary: This Drive does not use the dreaded Sandforce controllers, has high quality nand and is pretty much guaranteed not to die on you like some other popular drives on the market. I have had this drive for two months, I am running it on my laptop with Sata II, and the speed is great. So yes even if you dont have Sata III still buy this drive, its backwards compatible. Upgrading from an Spinning Hard Drive so this Solid State Drive will improve performance through the roof.
Summary: Plextor is not a common name when it comes to Solid State Drives. But I have heard of them before in the era of CD Burner technology. So far I have been very satisfied with my purchase. The performance between this product and a regular notebook hard drive is like night and day. My computer boots up very quick consistently in about 20 seconds. When you have to turn on your computer nearly every day, imagine the amount of time saved...it adds up.
Summary: After reading many reviews on various SSD HD's, I picked the Plextor. First time user, I use it as my boot drive. I installed fresh copy of Windows 7 (64 bit) and did several of the "tweaks" suggested for SSD use. After having now for a little over 3 months, I'm still very impressed with performance. Cold boot to log on screen is 15 seconds (old HD, 45 seconds or sometimes longer). Other functions (like video encoding) much faster than old set up.
Summary: You can't go wrong with this SSD. Easy to install and blazingly fast. To successfully run a firmware update you may have to change AHCI to IDE in the BIOS. Just change it back when you're done. An SSD will make the biggest improvement in your system's performance. It is amazing how fast your OS and apps like Photoshop will load with an SSD. My Photoshop now loads in 3 seconds. Whoopee. Hands down the best computer upgrade I have ever made.
Summary: The quality of this drive is evident from the packaging all the way to performance on your rig. Plextor has always made quality products and still do, you can't go wrong with 1 and worth every cent. Boots up windows 7 within 20 seconds on my PC and all applications benifit with this drive.