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Plextor M5 Pro 128GB with Xtreme Firmware SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:01 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Plextor

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info

Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html

Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

 

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

 

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Moving over to 4K scaling queue depth, this time in MB/s, we see a repeat of what the previous page showed. The M5 Pro with firmware 1.2 splits the 840 Pro and Vector at lower QD.

 

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Write IOPS are down compared to the other two tier 1 class drives, but IOPS is only part of the reason why we buy SSDs.

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