Plextor 128GB SSD M2 Review

Introduction

Who knew Plextor made SSDs? Well they do and they’re sitting pretty with a new SATA III drive. It’s part of the M2 range and is known fully as the Plextor PX-128M2S. There’s plenty of shelf life improving features that are all well and good, but you’re here for the performance numbers. So without furtherado, I present to you my findings.

Specifications

Form Factor2.5″ Standard
InterfaceSATA 6.0Gb/s compatible with SATA 3.0Gb/s and SATA 1.5G/s
Capacity256GB
Seq. Read SpeedUp to 480 MB/s (@SATA 6Gb/s)
Seq. Write SpeedUp to 330 MB/s (@SATA 6Gb/s)
Ran. Read Speed15000 IOPS (4KB with QD= 32)
Ran. Write Speed9000 IOPS (4KB with QD= 32)
DRAM Cache128MB DDR3
ControllerMarvell 88SS9174 Flash controller
Power ECC48bit per 2KB
WeightDynamic Wear leveling
S.M.A.R.T.Support
Password ProtectionSupport
Dimensions (W/H/D)Support
TRIM CommandSupport
Flash MemoryMLC type

Features

For the full feature list check out Plextor’s site here.

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