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Plextor Launches the M5 Pro Series Solid State Drive

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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.

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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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Sounds like a worthy competition for OCZ/Indilinx and Sandforce.
Well, just Sandforce really, since OCZ/Indilinx is made by Marvell too.
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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This "True Speed Technology" sounds like marketing hype. Any more info on it?
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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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.
Crucials M4s aren't that great of drives now with all the new stuff coming.
 
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Crucials M4s aren't that great of drives now with all the new stuff coming.
Their speeds are way faster than what I got now. They would be low end ssd hopefully with low end pricing.