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Plextor Releases M5 Pro SSD Firmware Delivering 100K IOPS

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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.

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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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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.
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.