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Plextor M3 Pro 256GB (PX-256M3P) Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - Passmark

We've seen the 128GB drive already and we were impressed with its performance - the 256GB model is faster.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 27, 2012 5:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Plextor

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 

 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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The M3 Pro is billed by Plextor as the higher IOPS model, but not specifically as an enterprise SSD. Given that these Pro models are keeping pace with the Team SandForce drives in our enterprise class tests a few of you may start looking at these drives for your light duty web or file servers.

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