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Is the Plextor M5pro a good choice?


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Really thinking about purchasing a SSD.

Running Lightroom 5 can bog down my Velociraptor quite a bit especially with a huge catalog.

My research is pointing me to the Plextor M5pro Extreme. Decent performance combined with a 5 year warranty sounds pretty good to me.

Anyone can share is/her experience with this drive.
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Buff Hamster

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Either M5P or 840 Pro will do you fine. I personally prefer the 840 Pro because it's a bit faster and cheaper.