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Plextor Launches the M5 Pro Series Solid State Drive

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage equipment, today announced the M5 Pro Series Solid State Drive, a high-performance professional-grade SSD engineered using the latest Marvell 88SS9187 Monet controller. The M5 Pro provides a unique enterprise-grade double-data protection featuring random read/write speeds of up to 94,000/86,000 IOPS and sequential read/write speeds of up to 540/450 MB/s.

    The M5 Pro has the ability to consistently deliver high read and write speeds for all forms of data and use the multi-core controller to handle extreme high loads. This makes the M5 Pro suitable for use in a heavy workstation, server role, or Raid 0 configuration setting. The M5 Pro also makes use of True Speed Technology to prevent the drastic performance drop seen in some SSDs after intense or long-term usage.

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    In line with the needs of advanced users for highest data integrity and confidentiality, the M5 Pro offers a unique enterprise-grade double-data protection technology. Using the latest 128-bit error correction system built into the latest Marvell controller, the M5 Pro is able to automatically check and correct the accuracy of data being read from the flash memory. This is complemented by a second layer of read protection offered by the robust data hold-out algorithm in Plextor's exclusive firmware, thus allowing the drive to achieve total data accuracy even in the long-term. When data confidentiality is required, the drive uses hardware in the US Government AES-validated Marvell controller to provide secure 256-bit full-drive encryption.

    With the M5 Pro, Plextor has focused on developing and supplying one of the most stable drives on the market. To achieve this, extensive pre-production testing took place using the world's most advanced SSD testing facilities. It was only when the design was able to pass strict enterprise-grade Zero Error standard of 400 units surviving 500 hours of the toughest continuous testing without a single error or failure that the drive was manufactured. To ensure stability and reliability for individual drives, all drives undergo rigorous high-temperature burn-in tests and accelerated usage simulation testing.

    "The M5 Pro is the next step in the evolution of the SSD combining high speed, drive reliability, and data-level protection," said Minnie Lin, Marketing Manager, Plextor. "In recent years, Plextor has been able to develop SSDs that deliver high real-world performance and sustained speed over the long-term. Our SSDs have the lowest annual failure rate in the consumer SSD industry. Now with the M5 Pro, we aim to use Plextor's abilities to offer extreme data protection and give users total confidence in every single aspect of their drive."

    Each M5 Pro SSD is backed by an industry leading five-year warranty and Plextor's extensive international support infrastructure. The Plextor M5 Pro will be available in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB capacities mid-August 2012.
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    that is a sexy looking SSD. I wonder how these will do compared to the Samsung 830s and M3s
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    A Marvell controller that puts out some pretty fast numbers. Finally.
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    Excellent. Plextor was always known for producing incredibly high-quality products back in the day, I expect this SSD to be the same. Now all we need are some benches! :cool:
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    Sounds like a worthy competition for OCZ/Indilinx and Sandforce.
    Well, just Sandforce really, since OCZ/Indilinx is made by Marvell too.
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    This "True Speed Technology" sounds like marketing hype. Any more info on it?
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    OCZ is trash. Sure if you want only speed buy their drives, but for a system drive with an OS on it id rather have a good blend of reliability and performance.
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    It's not marketing hype, I have the Plextor M2P 256GB (apart from the NAND, same internals as the M3,M3 Pro, M5S) and with it 70% full, the performance degradation from very low fill levels is minimal.
    I'm using this SSD as an OS + Steam games drive, and I couldn't be happier, excellent mix of performance and reliability (Plextor claims <0.5% fail rate on them).
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    I want an ssd like this for $.60-$.70 a gb. I will probably end up getting the marvel m4 because it is cheaper and reliable.
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    Crucials M4s aren't that great of drives now with all the new stuff coming.
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    Their speeds are way faster than what I got now. They would be low end ssd hopefully with low end pricing.
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