Plextor M3 PX-256M3 

Released February, 2012
  • 256 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 128 MB

It may not be the fastest kid on the block, but it's powerful enough and that price tag makes it a pretty attractive choice too.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2012)
Plextor is also shipping the M3S with its proprietary True Speed technology.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2012)

Reviews Word on the street for the Plextor M3 PX-256M3

The new M3 series uses the same Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 controller as the M2S series – and a load of other drives come to that – but with a twist: Plextor has made a raft of upgrades to the firmware.

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This supposedly provides better sustained drive performance over time and, together with advanced wear levelling and bad block management, keeps the drive running closer to fresh-out-the-box than many of its competitors.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2012)


Eight 32GB 24nm Toshiba Toggle NAND chips give the drive its capacity.
by Tech Radar (Feb, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 256 GB
Cache 128 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Marvell 88SS9174
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 65 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,500,000 hours
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