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Plextor PX-256M3P

Plextor PX-256M3P
alaScore 88

24 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Plextor PX-256M3P. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Plextor PX-256M3P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Great SSD


fast, effortless, no glitches ever. Nice capacity, runs right at the top of its advertized speeds. Rock solid. I love this SSD, which I use for my program files in combination with two fast Raptors for the doc files. I'm so comfortable with it now that...


Jan, 2013

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Fast drive, lackluster support.


I used to be a Plextor fan, when SCSI cards were commonplace in PC's. Now, I'll likely avoid their brand.

Fast. (When it works)

Stability. I use a Thinkpad T420 with Fedora Linux, and I had problems from the moment I installed this SSD in my laptop. I should've returned it then and there, avoiding the other problem: plextor's RMA Support ; I RMA'd the drive to Plextor in...

Dec, 2012

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Like all the Plextor's products I have ever owned it has a feel, look and performance of quality. This drive is so fast that my 64bit Win7 Pro ranks it at a Windows Experience of 7.9 the highest anything can rate on a Windows machine. It is also...


Sep, 2012

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One of the fastest SSD out there, and at 7mm thick, it will fit in small and light laptops


The longer you hold out, the bigger and cheaper they will be.

Speed - what we all want - I reviewed the charts on Tom's hardware, and the M3 Pro was consistently at or near the top of all the benchmarks I looked at (PC mark, read and write speeds, etc ; Comes with cloning and benchmark software. I was putting it...

You have to put the drive in an external case and use USB to clone a laptop drive (I would just use my desktop and Acronis to clone) ; One of the more expensive drives out there ; Small - but I have a 1.5TB WD Green that I moved my music, documents,...

Sep, 2012

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Best SSD I owned so far.

Steady 530MB/s even after filling it up to about 75%. Looks nice, too bad can't see it inside the case;) The truth is though that I can't really tell a difference in normal boot and usage from the older SSDs that were half as fast! But sweet anyway ; 5...

None, zero

Aug, 2012

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like a whole new computer


I transferred my hdd to this ssd with these steps using the Parted Magic live linux, booted from USB. - Put the ssd in a usb enclosure - Backup HDD with Clonezilla - Shrink HDD partition to small than the SDD - Make a partition of the same size on the...

Amazing speedup after I got this all set up in my laptop. Its like having a new computer. I run Linux, Kubuntu 12.04 and it works wonderfully. Boot is faster, login incredibly faster, many apps run almost instantly. I have ThinkPad t420s, which is a...

A transfer cable would have been nice

Aug, 2012

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Very pleased


If you're looking for a fast, reliable SSD that doesn't come with an insane price tag, this is a winner. Definitely plan on adding a 2nd one of these for RAID0. The extra space and performance boost is extremely tempting. Very satisfied with...

Bechmarks in ATTO Benchmark are very close to advertised speeds, with near full drive and a week of use ; Came with latest firmware pre-installed (1.04) ; Boots into Windows 7 very quickly, and extracting .ZIP/.RAR files is extremely fast. If the files...

capacity (But you know this when you buy it) ; After installing Windows 7 and downloading a handful of games from Steam, the drive is nearly full

Jul, 2012

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You get what you pay for


90% of SSD performance and reliability relates directly to the quality of the firmware on the drive. For each performance tier, All manufacturers pay about the same for the NAND chips and controller. Paying a few extra dollars for the most optimized...

Extremely fast. 7.9 windows rating ; Best garbage collection of any prosumer SSD ; Very reputable manufacturer that has always been a notch above the competition in quality ; On my Asus X79 deluxe it takes longer to get through the bios than it does to...

None whatsoever

May, 2012

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Plextor M3 Pro 256GB


A premium price for a premium product. I used Paragon Hard Disk Management v11 Suite's SSD Migration app to migrate root directory with O/S to new Plextor without any issues and in about 15 minutes total. NTI Performance Analyzer indicates average...

Plextor has beautifully designed, manufactured and packaged this product that just oozes of quality ; It just works as advertised and further enhanced with a 5-year Product Warranty ; So easy to install and setup out of the box

None so far

Apr, 2012