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Plextor M5 Pro 128GB with Xtreme Firmware SSD Review - Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark

Plextor M5 Pro 128GB with Xtreme Firmware SSD Review

Plextor has given its M5 Pro 128GB SSD the Xtreme firmware treatment. We put it up against the 128GB kings from Samsung (840 Pro) and OCZ (Vector) to see how it goes.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:01 pm
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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