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Plextor Releases M5 Pro SSD Firmware Delivering 100K IOPS

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage equipment, announces the release of the 100K Xtreme firmware update for its multi-award winning M5 Pro SSD. This update transforms the current M5 Pro into the M5 Pro Xtreme - the first truly professional SSD capable of delivering random-read speeds up to 100,000 IOPS along with improved maximum random-write speeds of 88,000 IOPS, a 470 MB/S sequential write speed, and an impressive 540 MB/S sequential read.

    The Plextor M5 Pro has already been a success across the globe not only generating significant sales, but picking up large numbers of awards in reviews and the top position in group tests. Engineered to use the latest Marvell 88SS9187 controller and Toshiba's new 19 nm Toggle NAND, Plextor expects further success with the drive's Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme version.

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    The M5 Pro Xtreme retains the features that define it as a true professional SSD; this includes a calculated mean time between failures of 2.4 million hours.

    This level of reliability has been achieved through extensive development, strict quality control, and a stringent pre-production testing requirement of 400 drives passing 500 hours of intensive tests with zero errors.

    The M5 Pro Xtreme is also the first drive to feature Plextor's True Protect unique enterprise-grade double-data protection technology. The first element in True Protect is a multi-layer system to ensure the highest level of data integrity, combining the latest 128-bit error correction built into the Marvell controller with Plextor's exclusive firmware-based Robust Data Hold-out algorithm. True Protect's other element is protection against data theft using 256-bit AES full-drive encryption for maximum confidentiality.

    "When we set out to build the M5 Pro, we wanted to redefine professional standards for mean time between failures and data protection, rather than describe our existing levels as being professional. But what we're finding is that a wide range of users from the enterprise market to hardcore gamers love the M5 Pro. Following the success of the drive we thought that we should reward our many users and add to the holiday joy by asking our firmware team to push the M5 Pro's performance even higher. After all being a true professional doesn't mean your performance shouldn't be at the extreme," commented Minnie Lin, Marketing Manager.

    Existing M5 Pro owners can take advantage of a free firmware update by visiting plextor.com.
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    Thanks for the heads up, just what I've been waiting for, although it doesn't seem to be available for download quite yet...
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    Great! I wonder if this update will boost it in 840pro level! Let it roll and we'll know soon enough!
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    Apparently the firmware won't be out until next week according to Plextor Taiwan's Facebook page
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    Damn. Can't wait. I have an order for both Vector and 840pro and wait whichever comes first but my guess is one of them will come tomorrow. I whould love to see plextor benches first.
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    Let it be. I'm positive that 840pro is a tad better than vector which is a tad better than M5p. I highly recommend this site www.thessdreview.com and once you check it you'll notice that 840pro has the best 4k reads of all.
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    Considering the SSDreview hasn't even tested the M5 Pro, that's a bold statement.
    It's also a terrible review site imho, but each to their own.
    The M5 Pro is faster than the Vector in terms of read performance in most tests, but slower in write performance.
    Admittedly the 840 Pro is most likely the best you can get at the moment, but it's hardly as if the M5 Pro can be considered a poor choice depending on what you'd end up paying for it.
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    840 Pro vs Vector vs M5 Pro ... for most people, that's like deciding whether to go to the grocery store in a Lambo or a Veyron or an Ariel Atom. It's not gonna make a difference (unless it's raining :laugh:). However, improved firmwares are always welcome as long as they stay reliable!
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    True, they didn't. That's what you get when messing with so many sites!:p
    Well it's a good site with only disadvantage you have to open many tabs to compare the drives.
    At least we agree on the point. 840 pro leads the pack while the others are trading blows.

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