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Plextor M5 Pro 256GB PX-256M5P Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

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.

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 7, 2012 2:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%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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If you just skipped over the first four pages to get right to the benchmarks then welcome to the Plextor M5 Pro review!

 

546MB/s read speed and 458MB/s write speed are the two maximum's achieved in ATTO. This is a little faster than what Plextor claimed on the specification sheet. These numbers are taking aim at the OCZ Vertex 4 and various Team LSI SandForce products.

 

Let's bring some of those into the mix and see how the SSDs compare side by side.

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