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Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S)

Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S)
alaScore 94

93 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 93 reviews)

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User Reviews  

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plextor PX-128M5S 128GB M5S Series SATA III 6GB/s 512MB DDR3 2.5 Inch Internal SSDPlextor PX-256M5S 256GB M5S Series SATA III 6GB/s 512MB DDR3 2.5 Inch Internal SSD

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Amazon.com review summary for Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Plextor M5S Series (PX-64M5S,PX-128M5S,PX-256M5S) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Plextor 128GB M5S Series Solid State Drive 2.5 PX-128M5S

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Plextor M5S 256GB SATA III SSD Review

 

In our lab and on the bench for you today we have one of Plextor's newest SSD's the Plextor M5S 256GB SATA 6Gb/s. Plextor isn't exactly known for their low pricing. What Plextor is famous for is high quality products. Plextor rigorously tests their...

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Plextor PX-256M5S review

 

We have previously reviewed the Plextor PX-256M2S, a high-performance SATA 6Gbps SSD when it launched, even if its circa-430MBps speed has now been surpassed by more recent SSDs.

The Plextor PX-256M5S is not widely available at time of review, but we have seen it on sale for under £190 in 256GB capacity. Considering its first-division performance, it should make a compelling choice as a high-performance upgrade for any modern...

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Amazing fast

 

This is my 1st experience w SSD technology. I'm kinda concerned about the technology, not sure how long it will hold up. It's working well in my 3 yr old Lenovo laptap. I'm impressed so far.

Super fast, boots W8 in 5-6 seconds from off

None yet

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Awesome

 

getting above the listed max speeds of the drive =P

works great. super fast

none

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Picked Up The Pace

 

I don't believe in synthetic benchmarks. I need to see some tangible change in my everyday work load. I upgraded to this from a SATA II SSD and yes, I do see a quickening of some of my video editing tasks. Also, the size is just enough that 75% of the...

Speed. Why else would you buy an SSD? Heat? None. Electric usage? My machine is a pretty hefty rig (oc’ed 2600K, 680 SLI, RAID 5) so any reduction in electric usage is just a drop in the bucket

None so far. Real test will be to see how it is running a year or two from now

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Issue detecting in MBP

 

I can speak to the other user who had issues with drives being detected when installed in a MBP. We had the same issue at my College, but it turns out that the flex cables needed to be replaced. It was very odd, but we figured since the drive was...

Solid performance. Works well with MBP unibody

None to date

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no problems whatsoever

 

A lot of older games run really great. Never going back to disk.

Super, no nonsense performance and reliability

Didn't make Diablo 3 run any better

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Fast, Fast, and Fast

 

Blazing fast speeds -- POST took me longer than windows boot up even before I activated the RAID controller for my data drive. This drive runs blazingly fast

Didn't fit a standard SSD mount I had floating around; don't know why the screws didn't line up, but it wasn't worth fighting with. I've applied zip ties to hold the drive in place instead -- it's light and vibration free, so it's not like I need it...

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Terrible drives

 

My coworkers said that plextor is the best, but i dont think i will ever purchase them again. 42% failure rate is not acceptable. I will seek out better alternatives.

When they work, they are really fast

Our company recently purchased 7 of these from insight to upgrade 7 people to SSDs on their Macbook Pros. The first laptop was successful without any issues. The second one, the SSD#2 was noting being detected in the disk utility. I put the drive on a...

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Plextor PX-128M5S

 

I like this drive so far. Not as fast as my 840 pro (from benching only) and much faster than any Intel 330 or any reliable SF drives for that matter.

Not a Sandforce controller ; One of the faster drives for its price range ; Effective TRIM

No software, cables, screws included ; Firmware update is not a push of a button, you have to burn the iso and boot from cd, but once done, firmware update was solid and hassle free

Product Specifications

Configuration

Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable

Connectivity

ATA: No
eSATA: No
Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: No
ISCSI: No
mSATA: No
PCMCIA: No
SCSI: No
Serial ATA: Yes
Ultra ATA: No
USB: No
Wireless LAN: No
WUSB: No

General Features

BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal
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