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Plextor M5 Pro 256GB SSD with Xtreme 1.02 Firmware Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

Plextor M5 Pro 256GB SSD with Xtreme 1.02 Firmware Review
Plextor announced its new M5 Pro Xtreme SSD at CES 2013, but M5 Pro owners also received a free performance increase thanks to new Xtreme firmware.
| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Plextor

Desktop Test System

 

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Lenovo W530 - Mobile Workstation

 

 

We use two systems for SSD testing. The desktop runs a majority of the tests and the Lenovo W530 runs the notebook power tests as well as the real-world file transfer benchmark.

 

 

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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The M5 Pro with the new Xtreme 1.02 firmware starts out strong, but we don't see much of a difference between 1.02 and the original 1.0 firmware in this test. Some tests aren't going to show a dramatic difference, but others will.

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