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Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Benchmarks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:05 pm
by Ian
Plextor's new 128GB SSD showed up late last week. The full review of the PX-128M1S is still a ways off, but I figured I'd post some benchmark results. These were taken on an HP dc7900 running the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Enterprise.

According to Plextor, the PX-128M1S has maximum read and write speeds of 130MB/s and 80MB/s respectively. Looking at the screenshots below, you can see that its actual performance is very close.

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Looking at these results, its pretty clear that the PX-128M1S is far from speedy. I still have yet to hear from Plextor whether or not it supports TRIM, but I've been running benchmarks for a few hours with no performance degredation. No idea what controller it has either but if its like the Lite-On LA-32M1S its a Marvell 88SS8014-BHP2.

Re: Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Benchmarks

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:08 pm
by Ian
I didn't feel like wrestling with iometer today, but there are some quick random read/write benchmarks with HD Tune.

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Re: Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Benchmarks

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:05 pm
by Ian
According to Plextor, these drives do NOT support TRIM. However, they have some sort of "garbage collection" technique to help restore performance.

Re: Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Benchmarks

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:49 pm
by Ian
I found out today that Plextor has dropped the MSRP of both drives.

64GB Retail $187 (was $225)
128GB Retail $335.00 (was $400)

Re: Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Benchmarks

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:45 pm
by Ian
I've spent the last few days trying to improve the random write performance with Iometer. I don't know what the issue is, but the performance is horrible. Random reads are fine though. I'm going to manually align the partition and see if that fixes it.

Re: Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Benchmarks

PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:45 pm
by Ian
Anyone have any tips to get an SSD back to factory levels of performance? I've tried "clean all" with Diskpart but the write speeds are still stuck at 50MB/s.

Re: Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Benchmarks

PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:15 pm
by Ian
Lite-On is working on some slick utilities for their SSD's. This one can show the number of erase cycles per block.

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Re: Plextor PX-128M1S 128GB SSD Benchmarks

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:17 pm
by Ian
If you haven't seen it already, the full review is online:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/Reviews/plextor- ... drive.html