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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

Sorry i know this is a bit offtopic but you should see my insane C300 biggrin.gif i hope you guys dont mind thumb.gif

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BTW are the Pro versions available? interested to jump on one 128/256.
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Yea the Pros are out now.
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Hmmm, so it seems that Crucial has a better firmware support than Plextor?

And what is the difference between the non-Pro and Pro versions of the M3?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 3/31/12 at 8:14pm
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pro has newer NAND, other differences depending on the model.
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pro has newer NAND, other differences depending on the model.

LOL what? They both use the exact same Toshiba TH58TEG7D2HBA4C Toggle Nand. Both the M3 and M3P also use the same NT5CB128M16BP 256 DRam cache and the 128GB models each have one of these, while the 256GB/512GB models each have two. When I was making my decision on which to buy, I analyzed tons of Japanese and Chinese review sites and the only difference I could find was the firmware. I've actually been thinking about picking up a 128GB M3 and flashing it with M3P firmware to see what happens. I'll post back if I decide to do this tongue.gif

Edit: <3 Amd_Freak, but the PCB of the M3P even says M3S like ours lol - http://ksana.gotoip3.com/?p=554

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I stand corrected then I might of getting M2-M3 confused, Someone had tried to flash a m3 with m3P FW and failed Ill try and find the thread on other forums, I'm not sure what it would be but it must be something with the original FW not allowing it? here is one but not the one I was thinking of 'There is not a firmware upgrade path for the M3S to a M3P. " http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php/topic/31292-plextor-px-m3p-ssd-review-discussion/ I guess it like trying to cross flash Firmware from 1 company to another using the same controllers and NAND

The M3s vs. M3p is more important at 128GB. It appears that the 128GB version of the M3P uses 32gbit devices than the M3s, which accounts for most of the performance increase. The M3P 128GB hits 350MB/s sequential writes while the 128GB M3S hits about 210MB/s. At 256GB they're practically the same. The 64GB M3S probably uses 32gbit devices. some Toggle NAND comes in 32gbit flavors which means you need more of them to hit a given capacity level. So it costs more, but you get more NAND devices to exploit in parallel.
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So buy now or wait Marvell new controller? ( 88SS9187)

http://www.marvell.com/company/news/pressDetail.do?releaseID=2176

Anyone knows something about this, will it cost to much.... worth to wait or?
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FW 1.01 seems a little slower now I got to gripe to get them to post 1.00FW so I can revert back

FIRMWARE 1.00

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So buy now or wait Marvell new controller? ( 88SS9187)
http://www.marvell.com/company/news/pressDetail.do?releaseID=2176
Anyone knows something about this, will it cost to much.... worth to wait or?

that's a hard call, I'm sure it will cost more since it will be new
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FW 1.01 seems a little slower now I got to gripe to get them to post 1.00FW so I can revert back
FIRMWARE 1.00
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So buy now or wait Marvell new controller? ( 88SS9187)

http://www.marvell.com/company/news/pressDetail.do?releaseID=2176

Anyone knows something about this, will it cost to much.... worth to wait or?
When do you want a SSD? Now or later? lol
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