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Plextor PX-M2 Series 256GB SATA 6G Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 6, 2011 6:36 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Plextor

The Plextor PX-M2 Series 256GB

 

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Here we get our first look at the Plextor M2 Series drive. Plextor used an aluminum shell with a silk screened logo on the front.

 

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The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the drive. You will also find the capacity size listed. The four bottom mounting locations are positioned where they should be, so you will not have a problem installing the drive in an aftermarket bracket.

 

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The SATA power and data connectors are where they should be as well, so installing the drive in a location built for 2.5" 9mm height drives will not be an issue. This is for the most part the standard 'notebook' drive size.

 

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Last but not least, the side mounting points are where they should be located.

 

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I remember back when we popped the top on the ADATA S501 how surprised we were to see a 1.8" drive inside. The Plextor PX-M2 retained the same 1.8" internals that we found on the LiteON engineering sample. Here we see four of the Toshiba Toggle flash chips, a Nanya 128MB DDR3 chip and the Marvell controller.

 

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On the other side we found the additional four Toshiba NAND flash chips. Each chip on this side was attached to a thermal transfer pad that went to the other side of the aluminum case housing. I think they are in place for stability more so than they are to transfer heat away from the flash.

 

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