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Plextor PX-M5S 256GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

Plextor skips M4 and jumps straight to the M5 Series. The first product in this new series brings IMFT flash in and with it we should see a lower price.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 23, 2012 2:21 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: Plextor

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: BETA 11

 

So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? First of all, it's a storage benchmark for SSDs and HDDs where you can check and monitor your performance. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests, you can run a full test or just the read or the write test or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K DQ16.

 

Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. The author, Anvil on several international forums has been updating the software steadily and is adding new features every couple of months.

 

The software can be used several different ways and to show different aspects for each drive. We've chosen to use this software to show the performance of a drive with two different data sets. The first is with compressible data and the second data set is incompressible data. Several users have requested this data in our SSD reviews.

 

Compressible Data

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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The Plextor M5S takes a small hit when working with incompressible data, but not the same sledge hammer smash that we find with LSI SandForce based drives.

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