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Plextor PX-M5S 256GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

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

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: AVADirect, GIGABYTE, LSI, Corsair and Noctua.

 

You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.

 

In order to fully utilize SATA III you need a system with native SATA III support. P67, Z68, Z77 and X79 systems are preferred, but AMD has made advances in their newer SATA III systems as well. Older X58 systems with Marvell based SATA III ports do not deliver the same high levels of performance, so we recommend newer systems when available.

 

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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Just as Plextor is as obsessive with the components used in their products, their performance claims are equally conservative. In our testing with the 256GB M5S, we achieved a write speed of just over 400MB/s - a nice boost over the claimed 390MB/s. Read speed was recorded at nearly 540MB/s.

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