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In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Drive

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:36 pm
by Ian
Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of Plextor's new 256GB M5 Pro Series SSD, the PX-256M5P. Powered by Plextor's True Speed technology, this 7mm thick SSD uses high quality components like Marvell's new 88SS9187 controller chip and Toshiba's 19nm Toggle NAND flash to deliver up to 540MB/s read and 450MB/s write speeds as well as a maximum of 86,000 4KB random write IOPS. The M5 Pro also features an enterprise-grade double-data protection system to protect the integrity and confidentiality of your data. This system includes 256-bit AES encryption as well as Plextor's new True Protect technology, which ensures that data is stored and retrieved without error.

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Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Drive

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:52 pm
by Ian
It's finally in stock at Newegg!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820249027

It's not cheap though...

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:54 pm
by Scour
Another great SSD from Plextor, but again to expensive for "felt performance"

Well, maybe the M5S someday gets cheap enough to buy

BTW, wahat can you do with Plextools ? Remember it only for optical media

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:39 am
by Ian
The Pro versions are always expensive. I'd expect the M6S to perform nearly as well and cost a lot less.

Plextool for SSDs: plextor-release-plextool-utility-for-and-pro-ssds-t25635.html

I don't know what Plextor is doing with Plextool. The download link no longer works.

I ordered a second PX-256M5P and will be posting some RAID results one of these days.

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:12 pm
by Scour
Thanks for the link

But who uses Raid for SSD?

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:35 pm
by Ian
People who are crazy and want 1000 MB/s speeds? ;)

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:11 pm
by Scour
Maybe ^^

I know there are maybe some of those guys, but I doubt there are many ;)

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:03 pm
by Scour
Looks like the new CDI can interprete NAND Read/Write

http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=plextorw1rps.jpg

You dont have a M5S for review?

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:11 pm
by Ian
Scour wrote:You dont have a M5S for review?


Nope and after seeing some of the other reviews posted, I'm glad I skipped it in favor of the M5 Pro

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:03 pm
by Scour
It looks like a Crucial M4 with Plextor-FW and a bit higher priced.

But I think it´s ok for it´s price

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:17 pm
by Ian
Yeah, it was Plextor's attempt to break into the entry level market. The problem was that it really wasn't an improvement over the M3 Series.

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:24 pm
by Scour
Yeah, M3 had Toshiba MLC-Toggle 24nm, M5S have Intel 24nm MLC-NAND

But M5S is the cheapest Plextor

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:12 pm
by Ian
In case you guys don't check Facebook, here's what two PX-256M5P's can do in RAID 0.

Plextor PX-256M5P CDM RAID0.png
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IOPS jump to 160,000 at QD32.

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:43 pm
by Scour
I´m not on Facebook;)

Nice, but did u really feel the difference in standard-use of PC?

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:00 pm
by Ian
Scour wrote:Nice, but did u really feel the difference in standard-use of PC?


lol.. no, you won't. Upgrading from a HDD to an SSD is a huge upgrade. Anything beyond that isn't really going to be noticeable for everyday stuff. Now if you're editing a lot of videos or working with a database, you probably would.

Re: In House Review - Plextor PX-256M5P 256GB Solid State Dr

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:30 pm
by Scour
Have a M5S 256GB and still think it´s a good bang for the buck :)

FW-Support is great, but still don´t feel any difference in something ^^

CDI can only show Host Write, not Read; it´s not extreme important, but itwould be nicer for statistics