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Haven't seen a place for Plextor M3 owners, so I figured I'd start one.

Post your AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark screenies and I'll add you to the list....

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Plextor M3 link: http://www.plextoramericas.com/index.php/ssd/px-m3-series

Current firmware is 1.03/1.04. Newest firmware updates to accomodate the new Plextool utility. If you have an earlier drive you should make sure you verify and update if necessary.

Firmware link: http://www.plextoramericas.com/index.php/download?task=viewcategory&catid=149

Guide to updating firmware with YUMMI: http://www.overclock.net/t/1220904/official-plextor-m3-owners-club/110#post_17005521


Workin on some pics, lol...

Members:
jcharlesr75 - 128Gb - 833
Sean Webster - 128Gb - 835
Jocelyn84 - 256Gb - 937
Garfieldthecat - 512Gb - 654
Olderschool - 256Gb(Pro) - ?
PhillyFlyer - 64Gb(Raid0) - 1400
AMD_Freak - 256Gb(Pro)(Raid0) - 1918
cafilubu - 128Gb - 780
4LC4PON3 - 128Gb - 801
TomcatV - 128Gb - 779
996gt2 - 128Gb - 785
IM0001 - 128Gb(Pro)(Raid0) - 1842
blackbalt89 - 128Gb - 874
Zantrill - 128Gb - 783
Groen28 - 128Gb - 719
DooRules - 128Gb(Pro)(Raid0) - 1836
digitill - 128Gb(Raid0) - 1346
Bitaddict - 128Gb - 792
raptorxrx - 128Gb - 792
Surlias - 256Gb - 932
tech99 - 128Gb - 602
SOCOM_HERO - 128Gb - 573
piemasterp - 128Gb - 659
avril4ever - 128Gb(S) - 820

Edited by jcharlesr75 - 9/6/12 at 5:59pm
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Me!

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I'm in smile.gif

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Wow, I have to say this is the best 4k read score I've ever seen. I'll definitely keep an eye on this SSD as my next upgrade from Intel 320.

Edit: OMG, just noticed those crazy low acess times. This is one helluva boot drive! Now I'm officially jealous thumb.gif
Edited by Micko - 2/26/12 at 3:53pm
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If people keep posting results like this im going to return my Crucial M4 and buy a Plextor...
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I have posted in another thread the as-ssd results from my old kingston drive, the 4k results were only just over 1mb/sec. Imagine the noticeable speed increase that this drive produces. I was torn between this and the M4, but all in all im impressed with this drive. I would recommend this drive to anyone. The Pro series is only a little bit faster for the price difference.
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Added, nice score btw. Im interested to see what a 512's score will be if anyone out there has one....
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Added, nice score btw. Im interested to see what a 512's score will be if anyone out there has one....

Thanks! I'm interested in how the 512GB does as well, but I'd love to know how you get those insane 4k reads/writes biggrin.gif

Edit: I bet it's your Z68X-UD5 lol
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I'd like to say it was a secret, lol....but i didnt do anything other than align the drive to 4096 and update my intel drivers.
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Added, nice score btw. Im interested to see what a 512's score will be if anyone out there has one....

I would also like to see that, but i'm afraid 512 gigabyte drives will be somewhat slower. According to Plextor's specification page, 512 GB version has significantly lower both read and write IOPS than its lower capacity cousins. That goes for the upcoming M3 Pro version as well.

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I'd like to say it was a secret, lol....but i didnt do anything other than align the drive to 4096 and update my intel drivers.

Would you be bothered to bench your drive again, but with Minimum processor state in Power Options set to 100%. It is a tweak mostly used by laptop owners, but i found it had a noticable effect on my system. In AS SSD, 4k read score went from 19.5 MB/s to 21.5 MB/s and access time was slightly lower as well. As for the real world performance I noticed the ITunes loading in less than 2 seconds as opposed to 2.5-3 seconds before, and Team Fortress 2 is definitely loading faster so it's not a placebo.

I wonder if you could top 35 MB/s in 4K read that way. Impress us please biggrin.gif
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