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Plextor M5 Pro 256GB PX-256M5P Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - AS SSD

Plextor uses the new Marvell 9287 controller, new Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode Flash and gives us a new understanding of what it means to be fast.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 7, 2012 2:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Plextor

AS SSD Benchmark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.2.3577.40358

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AS determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.

 

In all synthetic tests the test file size is 1GB. AS can also determine the access time of the SSD, the access of which the drive is determined to read through the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke). The write access test is only to be met with a 1 GB big test file. At the end of the tests three values for the read and write as well as the overall performance will be issued. In addition to the calculated values which are shown in MB/s, they are also represented in IO per seconds (IOPS).

 

Note: AS SSD is a great benchmark for many tests, but since Crystal Disk Mark covers a broader range of 4K tests and HD Tune Pro covering sequential speeds, we will only use the Copy Benchmark from AS SSD.

 

- Copy Benchmark

 

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In the copy test the M5 Pro fairs well, but we think the small TRIM issue might have held the M5 Pro back since this test is run towards the end of the testing cycle.

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