Plextor M5 Pro SSD gets tested and a review [Guru3D.com]

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this article we test, benchmark and review the Plextor M5 Pro series SSD. Plextor has developed this product alongside a marvel controller tied to 256GB of NAND flash memory it is amongst the faste...

    Plextor M5 Pro SSD gets tested and a review
     
  2. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    Hilbert, according to the AS SSD screenie your unit has firmware 1.02!

    I bought this unit over a month ago and it came with f/w 1.01 and I just looked for 1.02 on Plextor Digitals site but they only have 1.01!! Is that firmware available or is this a case of special treatment just for the review :)
     
  3. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Pretty quick, but damn expensive.
    I have to choose a new SSD for Christmas, they have well and truly priced themselves out.

    For the 256GB version, I wonder if those 260Euros include UK VAT at 20% ?!
    For £150 inc vat, I can have a Vertex 4 256GB for example.
     
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 Master Guru

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    Hilbert maybe you could help I bought mine over 2 months ago and on their support forum they are very reluctant to answer/help much. My post over there yesterday is still unanswered. Any help I would be greatful for. Thanks

    http://www.plextoramericas.com/index.php/forum/27-ssd/7117-m5p-firmware-102
     

  5. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    Just wondering if the release notes for 1.02 are available as well? Just because 1.02 is 'out there' doesn't mean we actually need it unless it fixes some nasty bug!!
     
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    kpo6969 Master Guru

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    1.0 was initial release
    1.01 was so Plextool could be used
    1.02 was submitted for the review for some reason, not to look bad I imagine
     
  7. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    OCz have just released the Vector, its as quick as the Samsung 840 pro and is a bit cheaper than the Plextor.
    Beyond my budget still, but a step in the right direction.
    If they have an xmas sale...
     
  8. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    Lol, if you kept waiting to see if anything better comes out a few weeks later you'd never buy anything!!

    I'm hamstrung with my M5 Pro because i'm only on SATAII, but it's still quicker than my HDD's. Might upgrade to a 2011 board next year when prices come down a bit.
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Are you saying to never wait?
    I wait as long as I can, makes sense :)
    Its not xmas yet...
     

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