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Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SSDs!?

Postby Ian on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:38 am

Plextor released new firmware for its M3 and M3 Pro (M3P) series SSDs this week. The only thing in the change log was:

This firmware revision supports specific command for our new drive utility (Plextool)


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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Ian on Thu May 10, 2012 7:28 pm

Finally some info...

http://registration.goplextor.com/en/go ... roduct.asp

"PlexTool is the new monitoring, firmware updating, and secure formatting tool for Plextor SSDs. It allows you to keep your drive in top condition by monitoring the free capacity, checking the amount of life remaining, and ensuring that you have the updated the drive to the latest firmware.

It also allows you to sign in to your Elite Members Club account, and securely format disks keeping your private data safe. As well as providing other useful functions and information.

It is exclusively available free to VIPs from the Plextor Elite Members Club"
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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Ian on Thu May 10, 2012 7:37 pm

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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Ian on Thu May 10, 2012 7:40 pm

I wish I still had one of Plextor's SSDs so I could fully test this utility. Here's a screenshot though.

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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Ian on Thu May 10, 2012 7:46 pm

Can also be used with the M2P series SSDs with the 1.09 firmware that was just released.

http://www.goplextor.com/asia/index.php ... &catid=129

Also another screenshot I lifted off a Chinese website. :-^

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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Scour on Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:11 pm

no manual TRIM possible?

I still use XP on a PC, so I look for SSDs with the possibility to TRIM with a tool. Intels Toolbox can do that
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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Ian on Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:38 pm

You really don't need TRIM with Plextor's SSDs. True Speed's garbage collection algorithm is awesome.
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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Scour on Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:12 pm

I know it for M3-series but never had a M5 to test it ;)
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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Ian on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:30 am

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Re: Plextor To Release PlexTool Utility for M3 And M3 Pro SS

Postby Scour on Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:00 pm

Nice :)

But I have FW1.03, 1.04 is avaible on Plextor-Page, but Plextools don´t find the update
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