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edit n/m its in your guide

yes lol, i even have how to run disk clean up in my guide XD
post #112 of 470
I secure erased my SSD, I had people ask about benchmarks before OS benchmarks. So I ran some before and after benchmarks.


Before are before OS / After is after OS and tweaks

Before
plextorreadtestafter.png

After
plextorpro256gbaida64re.png

Before queue depth 10
plextorproseriesattoqud.png

before queue depth 4
plextorproseriesattoqud.png

After Queue depth 4
plextorattoafter.png

After Queue depth 10
plextorattoafterqd10.png

before
plextorpro256gbcrystald.png

after
plextorcrystaldiskmarka.png

before
plextorpro256gbasssd.png

After
plextorpro256gbasssdaft.png
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The M3 really pawns the M4 in any way, I hate it frown.gif
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Last time I checked, the Plextor M3P 128GB could be found for $239 CDN. The M4 128GB can be found for as low as $139 CDN. The M4, for it's price/performance ratio, is still a huge success...$100 bucks difference!!! I just bought a Corsair Performance Pro 128Gb (basically a Plextor M2P clone) for $179 after MIR...not bad! But the Crucial was really tempting...I doubt that My PP128 will feel really more powerful that an M4 to be honest...but hey, we're on OCN....the house of overkill
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I decided to run another test since its been a couple of days that my new SSD and install has settled & I am very impressed with the results :)

 

This is the before shot on the first day I got my SSD & tested it

 

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Here is the SSD performance today. days after I got it all setup. Runs fantastic

 

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Hi Guys, just found this thread ... I recently purchased the M3 128GB for a new build ... I've been a fan of Sean's SSD thread for awhile now, but sometimes he's pretty busy. I'm in a holding pattern right now to get a few things clarified? So if someone experienced wouldn't mind taking a look at my post #2854 for input ... it would be greatly appreciated smile.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/2850
 
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It doesn't matter which port you use to update, just remember to get the most out of your drive you need to use the intel sata3 ports. As far as the drivers go I can tell you from my experience that the newest drivers provide the fastest speeds, but the drive will still be fast. I'm glad you're enjoying your drive, these things are wicked fast performers. Other people in the thread have updated their boot drives with no problems. I haven't done this personally, but I would with no reservations as long as you have an image of the drive beforehand.

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the 1.01FW update for the Pro series was to fix Improve drive compatibility with SAS cards, Enhance background GC efficiency
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It doesn't matter which port you use to update,

Thanks for the info ... However I ended up not pre-formatting/initializing or doing the Firmware update for the PX-128M3 v1.01, and just did a clean new/virgin build/install THEN the Firmware update :O ... lol

I'm posting the following, hoping others may find it useful? Agreeing totally with "AMD Freak" that the Plextor website/support is "AMATEUR" at best, it must be hurting their sales with the average consumer/user! Anyone need a job?!

Sooo I thought I'd break my old "Flashing" habits of real old school "floppys" ... and more recently CD's ... and try the YUMI flashdrive method :O (going green?). This is embarrassingly totally new for me! :O ... Setting up the YUMI USB flashdrive updater (.iso) was fairly intuitive ... Sean would be appalled, but go here for their attempt @a step by step?
http://www.plextoramericas.com/index.php/forum/27-ssd/5466-firmware-flashing-tool
YUMI@ www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

Set USB 1st boot option and Here's where it got interesting as I couldn't find any step/by/step procedures once you boot from the USB/YUMI flashdrive? frown.gif

@1st YUMI window scroll to 2nd choice [Directly Bootable ISO's ...] hit ENTER
@2nd window highlight [Boot PX-128M3_FW_!_02_Updater.iso] hit ENTER
@3rd widow there's a "prompt" (blinking cursor) with a "countdown timer" :O I Was having Gears of War/Halo flashbacks tongue.gif) ... what do I type? ... nothing!

The other choices are hit ENTER and it will boot to the CD/DVD drive ... ***?...
Last choice is do nothing and it will boot to the HDD (SSD?) after "X" seconds .... ???
I hit ENTER ... and it worked (see screenshot updated from v1.01-->1.02)

BUT I didn't know it at the time because ... and some may find this confusing, the procedure ended with my secondary Western Digital HDD listed as ....

"Device not matched"
A:\> prompt

But if you look above you'll see "Flash Done" but no Plextor listed? But wait the fun is not over, at this point I didn't know if the firmware flash worked or not ... so I type "exit" to go check AND nothing ... "reboot" ... nothing, command not recognized? *** ... I figured I'd borked everything and would have to do a "hard restart" ... last resort I tried "Ctrl/Alt/Delete" ... WoW it worked, boy I felt lucky ... maybe i should've typed "finish"?

Who knows, How does the average "Joe" figure these things out without OCN? smile.gif
Hope someone finds this useful smile.gif

PS ... If Sean or anyone else wants to clean this up for a "sticky", I think alot of peeps would benefit as the Plextor site is a Disgrace IMO.

Everthing looks 'Kosher" to me ... kind of wished I'd done a benchie previous to v1.02 ... but se'La-vie, these things are the @#$%

Edit: No overclocks/No c-states disabled, everything stock ... ASRock Z77/E6-2600K-16GB(1600 2x8)

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Edited by TomcatV - 4/17/12 at 3:51pm
 
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Is the PRO version allowed here wink.gif

I picked up 2 128G'ers so I will post up some #'s later tonight maybe. (Pending tire change and overall wakeness, up till 2AM last night with my X-Fi ugg.)
     
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