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Plextor 256 GB SATA III Solid State Drive PX-256M5P
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- Exclusive and superior firmware Random read/write up to 94,000/86,000 IOPS Sequential read/write 540/450 MB/s Enterprise-grade Marvell Monet Controller
- TrueSpeed Technology for sustained high performance Supports full AES-256 encryption TrueProtect Technology for highest data protection
- Ironclad 5-year warranty for total piece of mind
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I'd been on the fence with an SSD upgrade because I'd been considering a newer laptop, but a recent upgrade to a new DSLR (Nikon D700 -> D800) meant larger image files and required me to squeeze more horsepower from my laptop.
Another reason for my hesitation in upgrading is my MBP is SATA II (3GB/s) and I knew I wouldn't get the blazing fast read/write speeds these newer SSD SATA III drives are advertising. But I figured any boost would be a huge improvement over my current speeds.
I'd considered a Samsung 840 (consumer) 250GB drive, but Amazon was running a special on this Plextor so I pulled the trigger. If not for the price special and 6GB more storage, I probably would've stuck with the Samsung since I probably wouldn't realize the full advertised speed boost in this Plextor due to the SATA II bus limitations.
The cloning process was very straight forward albeit slow due to having to use the slow USB 2.0 port (SSD in a SATA enclosure). You can do a search on the web for instructions on cloning your original drive (for free) simply using the OSX recovery process for your given version, or your favorite cloning software.
With the SSD installed, read/write speeds hover over 200MB/s which is a little over 3X my old drive (60MB/s). Definitely short of the M5 Pro's advertised speeds (540MB/s read, 460MB/s write), but a nice improvement over my old drive. Working with large image files is definitely more tolerable than before-- very comparable to my workflow with my old camera and HDD.Read more ›
I had 1 very important file that had not been backed up that we attempted to recover. We sent the drive to Drive Savers to recover the data. They said it would cost between $1600 - $4500 to recover the data.
After 3 days of attempts Drives Savers said that no data was recoverable, the drive was a 100% loss.
If you need a reliable drive that last more than 5 months i suggest you try a different device.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Plextor has ZERO support. RMA links are invalid, email goes unanswered, and phone lines are disconnected. By Plextor products at your own risk!Published 10 months ago by Mike80528
After getting it I found that the software that came with it that clones the existing drive to the SSD didn't work with my situation. Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by Donald Strahan
I've been using this drive on a daily basis for seven months now and it works like a champion! No problems what-so-ever. Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by K Sheltone
And I'm not disappointed. Saved 2/3 of the time to boot and my games start 50% faster.
Now I just want another.
It's fast as hell and it hasn't died since I've bought it yet. Now that I have installed it into my laptop, I have used my laptop 3 times over the last two months!Published on July 18, 2013 by William Joiner
An ssd it makes a big difference in any computer. It has been very easy to install it as a replacement of my old hdd drive.
I would recoommend this ssd to anyone.
I have no idea whether the performance is as advertised, but my computer performance as measured by the windows experience index went from 7.6 out of 7.9 to 7.7 out of 7. Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by RockDoctor3d56
Mine showed bad sectors after several months, the support rep on the email said he'd give me RMA but did NOT. They stop answering mails.
Plextor = NO WARRANTY. Read more
REVISED, PLEASE READ BELOW
After testing on different computers in various configurations, we reached a configuration in which the drive can be made to perform as... Read more