SSD technology offers a remarkable new alternative to the traditional hard drive. Solid State Drives have no moving parts making them extraordinarily resistant to mechanical breakdown, temperature change, and shock. The military and aerospace industries use SSD technology because of its stability and durability even under the most demanding conditions.
Solid State Drives are the new gold standard for performance. They are the drive of choice for power users, serious gamers, system integrators, and other users who demand fault tolerant performance when multiple system resources are in use.
Plextor’s M5 Solid State Drives are available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models. All models are compatible with both notebooks and desktops. And since drives do not require space for storage disks, all models retain the same slim and concise design measuring only 2.5 inches” x .3” x 4”.
Fast Just Got Faster
All of Plextor’s Solid State Drives feature the SATA 6Gb/s interface along with the industry’s most advanced Marvell Controller. Plextor’s SSD seek/read/write speeds now allow reading and transfer of data many times faster than SSDs with SATA II interface.
Rock Solid Stability
With Plextor’s Instant Restore Technology, problems of slower performance often associated with prolonged usage are virtually eliminated. In addition, Plextor supports Windows 7 TRIM out of the box. This advanced garbage collection technique reorganizes data to maximize the number of free cells and keep data transfer rate performance “like new.”
Maximizing SSD Life
Plextor’s 512MB DDR3 cache buffer helps stabilize the SSD—reducing seek/read/write time of flash memory and providing a quicker transfer rate and prolonging the product lifespan. Dynamic Wear Leveling Technology averages out the write cycles on each cell which further increases SSD product lifespan by reducing memory wipe-outs.
- by David_W @Aug 17, 2012
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
512MB DDR3 Cache
Random Read (IOPS 4K): 73,000
Random Write (IOPS 4K): 70,000
SATA Revision 3.0 compliant, suppoorts SATA 6/3/1.5 Gb/s
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The SSD market has transformed rapidly in the last 2 years. Much more competition and massive drop in prices. Intel, Samsung and Crucial were on my shortlist for 200+ GB drives but I decided to pull the trigger on the M5S. Firstly, I have been impressed with Plextor's reputation following the M3 series and their relatively low failure rates. Second, I've personally had good experiences with Marvell controllers while having bad ones with Sandforce and none with Indilinx. Third, the NCIX sale put the M5S at a very competitive range in my short list so I was set on getting the M5S.
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