The new Plextor SATA 6Gb/s SSD, the M3 Pro performance series, provides read/write speeds up to 540/450 MB/s in sequential mode and up to 75,000/69,000 IOPS in random mode. The M3 Pro uses high-grade 24nm toggle flash, and 7mm height suitable for ultra-slim notebooks. It features Plextor’s exclusive firmware with True Speed technology to maintain the M3 Pro’s high performance and read/write speeds at like-new levels throughout the life of the drive.
M3 Pro SSD uses the latest SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III) interface, Marvell’s server-grade controller chip, and Toshiba 24nm Toggle NAND flash. Also supported by the flash is a 1.8V power mode, providing the M3 Pro with extremely low-power consumption making it a very eco-friendly product.
The M3 Pro offers an affordable upgrade solution to transform your existing desktop or laptop into a high efficiency and fast performance device. The M3 Pro is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities.
Plextor's no-compromise customer policy includes a five-year ironclad warranty and the highest standards of customer support.
M3P another home-run by Plextor
Pros: Consistent performance, easy firmware updates, elegant case and handy bracket. The M3 Pro is not the fastest thing that has graced creation, nor is it the cheapest, but it is plenty quick and always delivers when called upon which is the true value driver here (sorry for the business jargon). No strange pauses or stutters, no wild fluctuations in throughput, no crashing, no BSOD, no crossing fingers hoping the computer will boot or come out of sleep okay. No need to spend every waking moment in a cloud of paranoia. I'm getting into my 30s, so less worry is a big deal nowdays, esp since this thing is on my work computer. Plus, a 5-year warranty and the Plextor name.
Cons: Price premium may be difficult to justify to first-time buyers who are not familiar with Plextor / have not used or owned other Plextor SSDs.
Other Thoughts: I have not used the bundled software. I have also not had to send anything in for warranty work or otherwise contact Plextor customer service. That being said, I have a M2S and a M2P SSD and never had an issue with either. I'm glad to see Plextor appearing on more comparison charts and showing up in reviews. This is not a "me, too" product, so it deserves the attention. My M3P is currently on a 3ware 9750 in a mirror with a M2P since April 2012 and works great.
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The wait is over!
Pros: Lightning fast
Cons: Price I guess but you get what you pay for!
Other Thoughts: Upgraded my 3x Vertex 30GB RAID 0 to this single drive. Wanted to get TRIM back plus add a bit of space and reduce boot times by dropping the RAID screen. Complete success! AS SSD scores went from 237/67 R/W to 221/218 R/W and that is still on SATA 2. If you've been waiting to get into SSD or you jumped into a first gen. model, it's time to upgrade. Anyone with SATA 3 should have this drive, it's great!
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2003 server second disk
Pros: Works with Windows 2003 Server as second disk. Excellent performance.
Other Thoughts: Did not use for operating system.
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Pros: Marvell controller. Probably the fast marvel-driven SSD on the market. Amazing IOPS and sequential reads/writes. DDR3 Cache, 5 year warranty. Server grade toshiba flash memory. Very, very nice enclosure. I have yet to find a picture that does it justice.
Cons: Pricey, but I was definitely willing to pay for the performance it it is well worth it.
Other Thoughts: I have two of these in RAID 0 and they beat my patriot pyro (new sandforce) in every possible way. Solid as a rock, and blazing fast. WEI score of 7.9 with 238 gb of useable memory. They worked out of the box with my Dell Precision M6600 and boot times run at 4-5 seconds from post to desktop. Haven't run any ATTO benchmarks, but I am completely pleased with these SSD's. I have a decent amount of experience with sandforce SSD's and can see why the Marvell controllers have such a strong following. Crucial SSD's are similar but significantly slower, and intel is switching over to sandforce. Shame on them.
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