- SATA III
PRETTY GOOD SSD FOR THE PRICE! 12/17/2011
This review is from: Plextor M3 Series PX-256M3 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
extended battery life upto 12 hours use on high performance mobile setting using intel GPU- disk never turned off(advanced settings). on average around 340- 360 write speeds - 472-500 read speads battery use. 372-428 write speeds - 500-515 read speads on ac power. included NTI echo software works great for cloning original DELL back-up partition. actually clones the whole drive and will self- adjust to smaller size drives automatically. example 320GB hard drive - 256GB ssd. I used a old Nexstar external usb hard drive enclosure case to make the clone. I was surprised it worked because it would only read 120GB or less hard drives, but it read this 256 ssd. transfer speed is only sata1 but it copied in less than 30 minutes via usb using the included NTI Echo software. * you have to be connected online while entering the keycode to use this software. I did box & save the factory HDD and stored it as a back up to my system.
None.. it is what it is and more depending on applications and/or hardware.
I installed this ssd in my Dell Vostro 3350(6 months old). I5 2410M 6GB ram ATI 6490M Gpu. I have tested this drive for 2 weeks prior to this review. above stated read/write speeds are what I acheived while testing and now using. while not as blazing fast as a corsair GT,this is pretty fast while giving good battery use, this is what i was looking for extended battery life with performance for a mobile platform. Don't forget to turn on TRIM and turn off Defrag and turn off hibernation.* I hope this review helps others making a descision for their mobile needs. This is my second ssd the other one is a OCZ Agility2 120GB in my desktop connected to SATA2 Asus P5Q Turbo board.
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