Plextor M5S 256 GB Review: Marvell Inside, With A Twist

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lutel

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Why in your reviews you dont mention anything about FDE and its support in modern mainboards based on chipsets for Ivy Bridge? It is much more crucial feature to some people than small differences in performance.
 

NuclearShadow

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Good I hope the market continues to get flooded with SSD's the recent price drops are no doubt hugely influenced by competition.

[citation][nom]JackNaylorPE[/nom]I'd be more worried about matching Mushkin's price / performance ... and same 3 year warranty.Samsung 230 - $227 ($0.89 / GB)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820147164Mushkin Chronos Deluxe - $180 ($0.75 / GB)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226225[/citation]

Hate to break it to you buddy but the Mushkin link leads to a 128GB for $179.99 That is well above $1 per GB.
 
[citation][nom]NuclearShadow[/nom]Good I hope the market continues to get flooded with SSD's the recent price drops are no doubt hugely influenced by competition. Hate to break it to you buddy but the Mushkin link leads to a 128GB for $179.99 That is well above $1 per GB.[/citation]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237

He gave the wrong link and mistook the Delux for the non-Delux. The above link is the non-Delux 256GB for $179.99. The Delux is another $10 at $190:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226

Still, I'd go with the Vertex 4 256GB at $190 instead of any of these at their prices.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227792&Tpk=Vertex%204%20256GB
 

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A small inexpensive (25 cent) capacitor could provide enough power to complete writing what remained in the dram if it is a major problem.
 

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Specs and warranty comparisons are on the front page. If I had a choice between the M5S or the M3 Pro (and money was no object) I would go for the M3 Pro. The M5 Pro would be my ultimate choice and it’s what I am using now. For me it’s the best drive out there at the monument. (The M5 Pro review will be out soon).

Cheers, Richard
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I remember back when I used to work at a disk drive company (a brand that's technically no longer around), we would "optimize" the FW to recognize when benchmarks were being run and subtly manipulate the drive's prefetch, caching behavior, etc. to make the drive look blazingly fast. Gotta wonder if something like that is going on here.
 
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