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Plextor M3 256GB

PX-256M3, SSD, 256 GB, 0 rpm, Serial ATA 600, Marvell 88SS9174, 510 MB/s, 360 MB/s, 2.5 inch
Plextor M3 256GB
Quoted capacity
256 GB
Rotation speed
0 rpm
Read (sequentially)
510 MB/s

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Hardware.Info reviews 2 reviews


52 128 GB & 256 GB SSDs tested and compared

8 February 2013 - 14:58
The SSD market has seen a lot of change in recent months, both with price drops and the introduction of new and faster high-end SSDs. We put 52 current SSDs side-by-side so you can find out what's the best and what's the cheapest.

48 SATA 600 SSDs round-up

26 June 2012 - 05:59
A state-of-the-art fast PC or laptop deserves an SSD. The past few months many new ones have been released, and we've determined that 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB versions are the most popular. Hardware.Info extensively tested 48 recent SSDs in those ca...

Test results


Test results


Plextor M3 256GB specifications

General
  Brand Plextor
  Product name M3 256GB
  Product code PX-256M3
  EAN code 4718390729215
  Tested on Thursday 8 December 2011

Specifications Search for products based on specifications
  Disc type SSD
  Quoted capacity 256 GB
  Rotation speed 0 rpm
  Cache 512 MB
  Interface Serial ATA 600

SSD controller

SSD controller Marvell 88SS9174
  Power connector SATA
  Measured capacity 238.5 GB
  Native Command Queuing Ja

TRIM support

TRIM support Ja
  Flash memory type Multi-level cell
  Flash chip brand Toshiba
  Transistor size flash chips 24 nm
  Warranty 5 year(s)

Performance Search for products based on specifications
  Read (sequentially) 510 MB/s
  Write (sequentially) 360 MB/s
  Read (4k random) 70,000 IOps
  Write (4k random) 65,000 IOps

Physical specifications Search for products based on specifications
  Form factor 2.5 inch
  Height 9.5 mm

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Plextor M3 256GB test results

Benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Windows 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  Firmware during test 1.00

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Minimum 353.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Maximum 393.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Average 390.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Read - Access Time 0.039 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Minimum 279.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Maximum 319.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Average 296.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Benchmark - Write - Access Time 0.048 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 512 B - Operations/s 24,422 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 4 kB - Operations/s 20,700 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 64 kB - Operations/s 6,070 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Read - 1 MB - Operations/s 503 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 512 B - Operations/s 19,440 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 4 kB - Operations/s 17,644 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 64 kB - Operations/s 5,334 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  HDTune - Random Access - Write - 1 MB - Operations/s 378 ops/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 210.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 427.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Read - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 507.7 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 4 kB - Average speed 182.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 64 kB - Average speed 368.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Atto - Write - QD 4 - 1 MB - Average speed 362.8 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Total score 864

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read score 350

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write score 332

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Sequential 466.76 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks 27.29 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 275.71 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Read - Access time 0.057 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Sequential 342.32 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - 4K blocks 55.17 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Wrtte - 4K blocks - 64 Threads 242.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  AS SSD - Write - Access time 0.07 ms

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k reads (QD: 32) 70,958 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  IOMeter - Random 4k writes (QD: 32) 66,625 IOps

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Real world (trace) benchmarks (Intel H67/Z77 SATA600, Win 7 x64) Show charts of test results
  PCMark Vantage - HDD total score 71,533

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Defender 334.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - HDD gaming 315.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Photo Gallery 380.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Vista Startup 403.1 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Movie Maker 266.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Center 407.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Windows Media Player 240.5 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Application Loading 360.0 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark Vantage - Average score (all tests) 338.50 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Storage Total score 5,363

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Defender 5.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Importing pictures 28.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Video editing 23.3 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Windows Media Center 8.2 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Adding music 1.4 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Starting applications 58.6 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  PCMark 7 - Gaming 16.9 MB/s

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.


Test results (Noise / Power consumption) Show charts of test results
  Power consumption Desktop (idle) 1.008 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

  Power consumption Desktop (active) 2.4 W

Test configuration

Intel Core i3 3220 with Intel Z77 mainboard (older disks: Core i5 2500K withIntel H67 mainboard). Windows 7 x64.

Plextor M3 256GB reviews 2 reviews


52 128 GB & 256 GB SSDs tested and compared

8 February 2013 - 14:58
The SSD market has seen a lot of change in recent months, both with price drops and the introduction of new and faster high-end SSDs. We put 52 current SSDs side-by-side so you can find out what's the best and what's the cheapest.

48 SATA 600 SSDs round-up

26 June 2012 - 05:59
A state-of-the-art fast PC or laptop deserves an SSD. The past few months many new ones have been released, and we've determined that 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB versions are the most popular. Hardware.Info extensively tested 48 recent SSDs in those ca...


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