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  • jcdommo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • extide - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • Samus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    ditto ;) Reply
  • jkostans - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    ! Reply
  • Phryxus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    YES Reply
  • jbarron - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    entered Reply
  • Gdiguy2 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Commented! Reply
  • Walkertron - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. I've had a Plextor CD player for a while now; hasn't failed me yet. Reply
  • computergeek485 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entered Reply
  • mhersher - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entered. Reply
  • h82run - Monday, April 22, 2013 - link

    Can't beat an SSD for your boot drive! Reply
  • MikeMago - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Love my job, since I've been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online.(Click Home information)
    http://goo.gl/HmsIh
    Reply
  • Gailim - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    if this guy wins it would be hilarious Reply
  • nhilyna - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have a CD burner made by Plextor. They make quality stuff. Reply
  • JPForums - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Agreed. I particularly like PlexTools/PlexUtilities. Really separates the good burners from the bad. I've had a chance to play around with a Plextor M3 Pro in a client computer and came away pleasantly surprised. I've been thinking it might be worth considering the M5 Pro for deployments. This would be a perfect excuse to run one through the paces. Reply
  • designerfx - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    plextor has been around forever. seconding that plextools has been pretty useful for that same forever. Reply
  • rastor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Agree, Plextor provides great support for their hardware. Reply
  • 2171 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would highly appreciate this
    Reply
  • Ram21 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I to have a CD burner from them, I have known Plextor for a long time. Reply
  • alphacat44 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My first CD burner was a Plextor and it chugged along for 6 years before I ended up replacing the whole rig. While I know Plextor makes a well built burner I can't say I have any experience with their SSD's. Reply
  • jikdoc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    been building computers with plextor products for 10 years Reply
  • *kjm - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Still running a SCSI drive of thiers:) Reply
  • vnangia - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yep, first experience was with a Plextor CD writer drive about a decade ago. Was still working when we got rid of the computer a few months ago ... can't say the same about the HP DVD ROM we put in to the machine. Reply
  • zyky - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor burners were definitely the benchmark for quality once upon a time, until lite-on exploded on the scene with low cost high quality fast burners supporting all the features you needed like 1to1 copies and utilities like kprobe and rpc1 firmwares for DVDs. But the Plextor brand is generally still remembered fondly for that era to many enthusiasts. Alas, you almost never see modern burn quality tests these days. Reply
  • clarkebell - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yup - have the BD-ROM/DVD-RW combo - one of the quietest drives I've owned. Reply
  • GrumpyOldBear - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have through the years bought a few both for personal use as well as work. Reply
  • Alexvrb - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have an old PX-740A still chugging along. Absolutely bulletproof, fast, and accurate. Highly compatible with media, and they released updated firmware for quite a long while to make the most out of any discs you threw at it. The extremely low error rate creamed the el cheapo DVD burners most of my friends owned. Reply
  • AeroJoe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Could not have said this better myself. Reply
  • Towermax - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor has always been known for high quality products--I've had two of their CD burners. Glad to see them in the SSD business. Reply
  • MaximillianSterling - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love one of these Reply
  • daneren2005 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment to you sir! Reply
  • Engineer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    <---Pick me...pick me....

    Entry comment! :)
    Reply
  • jrcaptain - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    i'm in Reply
  • Geoffrey123 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Yes please. Reply
  • Geoffrey123 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Although I don't own either one, from the review it looks like they have a very competitive product and this is their first time into this field. I have been on the verge of upgrading my boot drive to SSD for speed/power savings and am trying to make a decision on which one. Plextor is right up there. Reply
  • bobbozzo - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    yes Reply
  • sqrbox - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Time for an upgrade. Please. Reply
  • Pandamonium - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    entry comment. Reply
  • michiganave - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Good luck! Reply
  • sabot00 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Nice! Reply
  • yornike - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    wow you just have to post here that is easy enough Reply
  • tiquio - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes please! Reply
  • tiquio - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Oops. Went to the comments so fast that I forgot to read the directions.
    Plextor wants to know what you know about Plextor and/or what your experience has been with Plextor products: I've never used a plextor product but I've read about them at Anandtech and they seem to be a solid company. Their newest product recently reviewed by AT seems like a good option for an SSD. I would consider Plextor for future purchases.
    Reply
  • Broadwell - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Needs moar SSDs! Reply
  • F1Fish - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My 60g are too small, had to replace it. Now my system is so slooooow.
    Please ship.
    Reply
  • meelahi - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Alright, time to win a cache drive! Reply
  • NuttyLemonz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love to win one. Reply
  • racerx_is_alive - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My SSD is way too small, ready for a bigger one. Reply
  • claysm - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I love SSD's! Reply
  • chenxiaolong - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd like one! Reply
  • Flashfir - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    yessir Reply
  • nanogram3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    winner winner chicken dinner Reply
  • Thrakazog - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Still looking for that first SSD. Reply
  • retrac1324 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love to win! Reply
  • beatsforthemind - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would be a great way to upgrade my PC! Reply
  • mailnike - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    seagate tooo... sweepstakes... giveaway... :) Reply
  • Flux0r - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • Thinning - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have no experience with Plextor products. Reply
  • iamsh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i need the ssd and read great reviews on m5 Reply
  • powerspec88 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Right after I just bought a SSD, wouldn't mind one for my laptop! Reply
  • nefa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    my preciousss... Reply
  • dadbeh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm in too Reply
  • nismotigerwvu - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've only had overwhelmingly positive experiences with Plextor, dating back to the early days of CD burners. I know they always have placed an emphasis on reliability and have no reason to believe this has changed. Reply
  • Flessan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    All your SSD's are belong to me! Reply
  • Tukk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experience with Plextor goes back to their terrific optical drives. When I was a system builder, I suggested them to anyone who didn't mind spending a couple of bucks to get a premium quality drive. They were good enough that I'd be confident using one of their SSD's any old time. Reply
  • Customize_Your_Sleep - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm still on hdd so I will try my luck! Reply
  • BAHill1975 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My first experience with Plextor was the 3X CD-R drive way way way back in the day. Plextor was considered one of the best when it came to SCSI CD Drives. Today I believe they offer high quality products, but have lost some of their competitive edge with regards to performance and price/performance ratio. Reply
  • 10nisman94 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    128gigs is nothing to sneeze at Reply
  • Reven - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    No experience with Plextor products. I generally know of them as a high quality value brand. I.E lower middle class. That being said, they seem to be on the rise with the M3/M5. Reply
  • Red Dawn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor SCSI Optical drives in the past and would like to try out one of their SSDs Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Was the goto brand for optical drives a decade ago. The company largely faded from my awareness when music/games became downloadable content. Reply
  • scfxrz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awsome! Reply
  • Xhavalor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link


    The first interaction with Plextor I had was a portable CD player my family owned. If we went out, for me it was always one disk per trip. Often times most of the day on the road was filled with one voice, or one composer.

    Other than that, the only knowledge I have of Plextor is that it is a Japanese company (seeing their logo in Japan more than any other nation led me to this conclusion). As such, I can assume the quality of their products is top notch.
    Reply
  • IntoxicatedPuma - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could really use another SSD....or two....or three :) Reply
  • twistedgamez - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    ship it overseas if we pay postage? Reply
  • TwiSparkle - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never purchased a Plextor product so I can not comment on my experience with them. On the other hand I also don't know much about them. This is not the first time I have seen the name but until I read this post I didn't know they made SSDs. Reply
  • F120 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember them making CD/DVD drives and those have worked pretty well. I know they make SSDs now but haven't seen a lot of people using them Reply
  • DarkRogue - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I only really remember Plextor for their older optical drive products.
    Interesting to see them branching out.
    Reply
  • mike55 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm in! Reply
  • DaveLessnau - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Back in the mists of time, I always bought Plextor CD/DVD burners. I was sad when they stopped making their own drives and just started re-badging other company's drives. It looks like they're making a name for themselves in SSDs now. Reply
  • cowardlylion - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would rather enjoy this. Reply
  • basbrian - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember the first Plextor drives I saw were internal and external SCSI CDR drives. They were the drives to buy if you had the money, because they rarely produced a coaster, compared to all other drives. When I finally had the money in 2000, I integrated a 12x Plextor SCSI CDR into my main computer. As expected, I never had any burning issues. I would still have that drive in my primary computer if I had not replaced it with a Plextor SATA drive. I am glad to see Plextor enter the SSD market, a place where their consistent quality will be of great value. I think they should remind some newer integrators of their long track record. Reply
  • duyvu294 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want one ! Reply
  • octoberasian - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thank you. Reply
  • Grinson - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yess... my little pretties. Reply
  • thesavvymage - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Here's what I know about these drives: theyre amazingly fast, and they have a great warranty. What else do you need? Reply
  • colinstu - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use one Reply
  • Jiggz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The brand Plextor always remind me of the best IDE CD/DVD Writer I ever had. Unfortunately, I have yet to experience their SSD's due to high prices. Reply
  • UrielDagron - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I havent used anything from plextor. Reply
  • randomlinh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My knowledge of Plextor goes back to the days of the Imation rebranded 8x(or 4x?) CD-R SCSI kit. I worked at Best Buy and stashed one to buy as soon as I could. For the most part, Plextor's brand remained up there for me (loved that drive), but in the past decade, it feels as if it fell off the face of the earth. Reply
  • deject - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that Plextor has been around for years. They used to make the absolute best CD Burners in the business. I personally could never afford Plextor drives in the past, but a friend had one and it was much better at producing usable CDs than the cheap burner we had. Reply
  • v12dock - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Need I/O performance. Reply
  • flexium - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have an M3 for about a year. It's been running okay but cannot upgrade firmware successfully. Don't know if it is plextor fault or not. Plextor's website needs upgrades if they want to step it up and show itself as a mature tech company. Reply
  • ilho - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is great! SSDs are really cool Reply
  • ilho - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have not heard of plextor in fact. that is because I have not used it. however, my co-worker uses it and tells me that it is really helpful. i hope that plextor will do well. Reply
  • TrustedOak - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Nice looking drive! Reply
  • cogitator - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    sweet. Here is to hoping for the best. Reply
  • zeosrule - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My rig wants one! Reply
  • jonesnco - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    /me raises hand

    Ooh! Ooh! Mr Kotter!!!
    Reply
  • sequoia464 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Same as most - my first experience was with Plextor's CD/DVD drives, kind of lost track of the name until they started producing SSD's. Currently have a couple of M3's in service - nice drives. Reply
  • GeigerBC - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd never heard of Plextor until I started researching SSDs. While not everyone was reviewing Plextor's SSDs, when they were they got high reviews. I was impressed with the 5 year warranty which is something I wanted. The M5P was my top choice for the next time I buy an SSD till the 840 Pro came along. Reply
  • zanon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My only real memories of Plextor as a brand date back a long time ago. Back in the mid-90s they had a good rep in my circle for high end optical drives, and a number of people swore by them although I seem to recall they were pretty pricey. I think Plextor is still in that market a little, I saw someone with a BD drive by them a while back, but by 2000 I was already transitioning away from optical in general and Plextor entirely fell off the map for me. I hadn't even thought of the brand or really seen them at all in over a decade until Anand started reviewing the SSDs. I don't have a negative impression of their products from the far past but I don't consider that vaguely relevant any longer, it's been too long so Plextor is basically starting from scratch as far as I'm concerned.

    So I guess, despite being something like 25 years old, my impression of the Plextor brand would be "new and unproven." That's both a negative and a positive. They don't have a huge rep to me, but neither are they carrying any particular baggage or bad reputation. As always with such companies it'll take consistent performance over a number of years to cement things one way or another. They're certainly up against some super heavy weights when it comes to SSDs, finding some unserved niches to differentiate themselves with would probably be good, or else they'll need something dramatic in terms of pricing, performance, or some differentiating feature. As an example of the former, currently the PCIe SSD market is pretty immature (nearly non-existent for consumers), and corps like Samsung aren't playing there yet either. There's room there for some interesting products that don't exist right now. Or maybe Plextor will come up with something else special.
    Reply
  • dbishop - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i haven't had a plextor drive before, but definitely interested... Reply
  • Deetoo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entered. Reply
  • JeBuSBrian - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know nothing about Plextor, but I wouldn't mind learning! Reply
  • finalheaven - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    go Plextor! Reply
  • danstek - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Although I've haven't had the opportunity to experience Plextor's drives, I'd love to get a shot if I win. :) Reply
  • lebarle - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes please send me a Plextor SSD.

    I have no experience with any Plextor products and I am not familiar with them beyond the fact that anyone who signs up to give me a free SSD via AnandTech can't be bad!
    Reply
  • silbak04 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is awesome! I would love to have one! Reply
  • Sebec - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Good luck, everyone! Reply
  • Int Protocol - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I am not that familiar with the Plextor brand and have never used or owned one. But I'm willing to win one of those nice 128GB M5 Pro SSDs to find out :) Reply
  • sircod - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember my dad got a Plextor CD burner back when they were new and cost hundreds of dollars. I have no idea what Plextor has been doing since then besides making more optical drives. I can't say the Plextor name inspires quality in an SSD, but if it reviews well I would certainly consider it. Reply
  • george1924 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Maybe I bought a CD burner from them before? I'd probably buy an SSD from them if the price was right on amazon. Reply
  • trieut - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is not a comment. Reply
  • srs - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    sign me up! Reply
  • ken88 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor always made great optical drives, but not that familiar with the current product lineup. Reply
  • EchoSource - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome! I've never owned a plextor product before, but this would be a nice way for a first review! Reply
  • edwardamin13 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SSD ftw! Reply
  • Oyster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes please, I'm begging you to pick me. Plextor's profits will double if I get picked. Thanks! Reply
  • wujj123456 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I found out Plextor from an SSD review, and was surprise that it triumph some other top SSDs I've known for quite a long time. Time to get it a try. :-) Reply
  • xxtypersxx - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I first used Plextor back when they made some of the best (and most expensive) CD burners. I've still got a couple machines in the family that could use a nice new SSD! Reply
  • eezip - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I think of Plextor for optical drives, but their SSDs have gotten good reviews. I had a Plextor DVD burner several years ago that was a great drive, but I don't know where it is anymore. Because of the rave M series reviews, that what I think of when considering the "modern" Plextor. Reply
  • junhlee - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never owned a Plextor product but have always recommended them to friends based on reviews I read on Anandtech. My friends have all been loyal fans since their first drive. They love the instant boot times and reliability. Reply
  • Peteman100 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know much about Plextor, to be honest. I know them make DVD drives. But this is a good way to get their name known! Reply
  • Computer Bottleneck - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Contest Entry Reply
  • stringstream - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I was looking forward to using a Plextor drive in my Macbook Pro about a year back, but was sad it wasn't entirely compatible (beach ball issue). Sold it to my friend and he really likes it (he still uses it). It was his first SSD and he's been extremely happy about it. Last I heard he was contemplating buying another one (a more modern version). Reply
  • CZroe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My best impression with Plextor products was around 2000/2001. I purchased an imported VCD on eBay and found that it wouldn't read in my disc drive. I tried every CD/DVD-ROM drive I had access to. The ONLY drive out of over 10 dirves that could read the disc was my friend's 8x4x32 Plextor CD-RW. Years later I traded him my 52x drive so I could have that one around. I've relied on Plextor ever since, purchasing CD and DVD burners. I'm delighted to know that they now make SSDs and hope Plextor proves their worth in this market too (I'll be lining up!). Reply
  • secretmanofagent - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sweet. Reply
  • HisXLNC - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experience with Plextor has been limited to CD/DVD drives and they've ben awesome. Didn't even know they were in the SSD market. Reply
  • thecoolnessrune - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've known about Plextor since they were *the* CD and DVD burners to have. One of my favorite products that I still have yet to avoid is the Plextor Premium 2. I use it as my primary ripping drive for my CD collections (since I am unable to to give up my lossless for lossy!). Ever since then it seems the playing field in the arena have equalized. But the SSD world is hot with a lot of room for growth! I've own OCZ, Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, Crucial, and Sandisk SSDs and would love to see what Plextor has to offer here! Reply
  • jibberegg - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Don't really know a lot about Plextor; I didn't factor them into my previous buying decisions as I've been concentrating on the top performing drives such as Samsung 840 Pro and latest Sandforce based drives. See Plextor as more mainstream for those with a more restricted budget. Reply
  • CuriousMike - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    poke 65535,0 Reply
  • Sunday Afternoon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • kmmatney - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In for one. Plextor is a quality brand, with fast SSDs at a reasonable price. Reply
  • Sleepingforest - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I find this giveaway really cool--good going Anandtech! This is one of the best tech sites/forums around! Reply
  • teiglin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I haven't actually owned a Plextor product since the days when people benchmarked CD drives. Is Plextor even still in the optical drive business? My last handful of DVD drive purchases have been Lite-On and maybe a Samsung, though I do fondly remember my first couple of Plextor CD drives--they were definitely top shelf back then.

    I've heard good things about their SSDs but I haven't bought any (current SSD stable includes an 830, an m4, and an first-gen Sandforce, non-OCZ but I don't remember the manufacturer--G.Skill maybe?). I focus pretty hard on value and per-GB cost when buying SSDs since I don't run any hardcore workloads; I just want my programs and games to load quickly. Plextor hasn't really been there at the top of the cheapness chart unfortunately.
    Reply
  • Dianoda - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I like my chances... er, well, my chances really aren't anything to write home about, but, uh, I'll take them anyways. And I suppose it couldn't hurt to like them while I'm at it. Reply
  • hogg - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've had several Plextor optical drives over the years...they've always preformed very well!

    As far as what I know of them beyond that...not too much, up until now that is. Very interested in checking out SSD's from Plextor.

    Thanks for the chance Anandtech & Plextor!!

    Love,
    Hogg
    Reply
  • Hemlocke - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I actually have never owned or used a Plextor storage device. I only recall their CD/DVD drives. Reply
  • SniperWulf - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Could always use an SSD, count me in Reply
  • pwndcake - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is a comment Reply
  • Chapbass - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Ya thats right! Reply
  • k98kurz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have not yet used a Plextor device, but I have heard very good things about them. My limited knowledge includes random factoids such as them being high performance, high quality drives rivaling and surpassing industry standards like Crucial. They are especially good considering the affordable price-point. I plan to pick one up for my PC in a year or so, though I was also considering looking into a SanDisk SSD (just to be different/unique/my own man, etc). I've mainly heard of them being used in builds for people who want a high-end computer without shelling out money for an i7-3770k, ADATA Extreme, Corsair AX850 PSU, etc.
    This might be a little too much info, but my current build has an FX-4100, 8GB Viper 3 1866 RAM, Sapphire 7770, and 1TB 7200rpm Barracuda. My next planned upgrades are another 7770 (crossfire) and a 128GB SSD, so yeah.
    Reply
  • astroidea - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've originally known Plextor as the company that made super elite expensive cd burners back in the day. Now they seem to make SSDs that have decent reviews.
    Would love to own one!
    Reply
  • TacoGuy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I actually have not had the opportunity to try Plextor but have heard good things. Would be more than happy to give this SSD a shot though :p Reply
  • Oohrah - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesomeness Reply
  • MagickMan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Enter, enterrrrr Reply
  • fulltext - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know Plextor quality well having owned some of their CDRW drives. Would love to have one of their SSDs Reply
  • yahyavi - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Want it. :-) Reply
  • enrobriaffej - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    pick me please! Reply
  • tonyt87 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My x25-m g2 needs replaced :3 Reply
  • user_name - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    First heard of them here on AT. Don't know anyone else with Plextor drives so would love to be able to try one out. Reply
  • rrabulon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know of Plextor as a computer storage component company, and the last Plextor device I had was a DVD re-write drive many years ago. Reply
  • listlessloki - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    never heard of the company until anandtech posted reviews. Reply
  • jhoff80 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would be nice to win. Reply
  • icedredrink - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Need an ssd for the laptop! Reply
  • KnowledgePlox - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry for the contest. Reply
  • TheGrizz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks Reply
  • mmrezaie - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    something Reply
  • enrobriaffej - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Ive never owned a plexor product but i do like the m5's stats. Reply
  • derper1233 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    10/10, do want. Reply
  • MrCommunistGen - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had one of Plextor's DVD-RW drives in my main rig back in the day. It was solid. Outlasted a couple of cheaper models my friends had, and I still have it in my media PC "just in case" Now, thanks to my reading on Anandtech I'm aware they've got a decent SSD business that's churned out some decent drives. Reply
  • Akamaru - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want to know if Plextor is going to compete in the PCIe SSD Market. Reply
  • timurua - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • sobr0801 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love one of these. Reply
  • rooney - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hope pray and maybe I will be lucky! Reply
  • KnowledgePlox - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    By the by, I've never heard of Plextor before. The SSD would go straight into my laptop. Reply
  • Crono - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor CD/DVD drives before, as they are affordable and fairly reliable.
    I did not know they make SSDs, though, that's interesting. I would love to have a 128GB SSD, my current system has an old SATA right now, though I did have a cheap Intel 40GB SSD in the past. Was barely enough space for OS and a few programs.
    Reply
  • code65536 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is not a comment. Reply
  • OutSource - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I suppose it's worth a shot. Reply
  • MadMan007 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    What I know about Plextor: they were the huge during the earlier days of optical media drives. They made arguably the 'best' drives before optical drives became cheap commodities. Nowadays I know they make SSDs, but came late to that market, and that's about it. I'm not sure they have anything that stands out really big in the SSD market like they did during the optical drive era even if they have custom firmware, etc but that's sort of the nature of SSDs.

    My experience is limited to optical drives 8-10+ years ago in machines owned by school or work. I do remember them working well and being able to read all sorts of media unlike other drives that could be finicky.
    Reply
  • Kill16by9TN - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is a familiar name for quality, mostly SCSI, CD/DVD-burners back in those early optical drive days, later also including optical SATA and USB drives, including BlueRay.
    Lately they are also offering NAS and Flash-based storage products.
    Reply
  • GTRagnarok - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use an SSD. Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The exterior finish is nice Reply
  • seanfporter - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    "Winning Comment" Reply
  • PinmasterJay - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    yes please Reply
  • OutSource - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have no first-hand experience with any of Plextor's products. I have heard good things about their drives from people whose opinions I respect though. Reply
  • Kanalua - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would very much appreciate this SSD. Please? Yes, please. Reply
  • Razorbak86 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sweet! Thanks, Anand!!! :D Reply
  • efeman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome. In! I personally haven't used Plextor products, but I've definitely seen their name rising in the ranks of SSDs recently. More competition is always great. Reply
  • pfilibuster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to use Plextor devices, mostly optical drives and their media. Seemed good, but they feel old fashioned. maybe it's the name. Reply
  • The Fabulous J - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sure, please! Reply
  • sbush - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks! Reply
  • Gibson12345 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember them best from the olden days, when Plextor made top-notch CD burners. Reply
  • Bebsman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Here's my winning comment. Reply
  • hak8or - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I myself have heard of the Plextor SSD's only through Anandtech's review. The latest review said that they are actually quite good, but a few days afterwards I forgot about them since they do not appear to be popular on Newegg's or Amazon's site for SSD's. I do not have any actual experiences with Plextor SSD's or any other SSD's for the matter, but I am interested in purchasing an SSD for myself within the next few months.

    Good to see more entries into the consumer SSD landscape! Not much fun if there are only Intel, Samsung, and any other handful of companies.
    Reply
  • tecnocat - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is an SSD company. Reply
  • fboone1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want me an SSD! Reply
  • ForgetCassettes - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to have one of these! Reply
  • xonotic - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that Plextor has a line of diskdrives. Ive never had the chance to play with one though. Reply
  • dantsai - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • diamondsw - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My last experience with Plextor was with CD burners, if that gives an idea of how long its been. It's good to see they've managed to pivot to new industries as time has worn on.

    (I've entered contests with worse odds, and I could use an SSD for my home server. :-)
    Reply
  • Least Interesting Man - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    What I know about Plextor is that I see their name come up a lot when I'm looking for optical drives. They do seem to get pretty good user reviews, and they are on my list of good manufacturers to get optical drives from, but I don't believe I've yet used a product of theirs. Reply
  • lothinator - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Personally, the only thing I know about Plextor is that they once were considered some of the best optical media drives that you could buy. I never had the pleasure of owning one, however, as they were premium priced. Reply
  • Spydermag68 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor DVD drives in my computer for years. I would like a chance to win the SSD for a new build. Reply
  • DanielWinslow - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Want! Reply
  • joshg253 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know Plextor makes SSDs now (duh), but in the past I only knew them as making CD/DVD burners.

    This will be a nice upgrade from the 80GB 3G Intel SSD in my laptop.
    Reply
  • makerofthegames - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    "Plextor wants to know what you know about Plextor and/or what your experience has been with Plextor products"

    Well, I do not yet own any Plextor products. In fact, I only really heard of them fairly recently, when I saw some of their more recent products on this very site (the oldest I can recall is the M5 firmware update article, but I probably skimmed the initial reviews).

    My opinion of them, thus far, is mainly derived from Anandtech reviews. They come off as a bit of a niche player, as I don't see them mentioned much anywhere else. So they're not a high-volume player, but still a high-quality one. You pay a lot, especially for a consumer SSD, but the level of quality is commensurate. If I were to upgrade from my laptop's current SSD (a 128GB Crucial M4), Plextor (in particular, the M5 Pro) would definitely be under my consideration, alongside Intel's and Samsung's latest and greatest.

    That's basically what I know and feel about Plextor right now. Seems like the engineers did their part; now marketing just needs to get the word out. Which this little giveaway seems to be doing, so I would not be surprised if they become a bigger player in coming years.
    Reply
  • tzhu07 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I only recognize Plextor by name, and have never purchased a Plextor product. I do not view Plextor as one of the heavy hitters in the SSD market, but if I win the product, I plan on putting it through some synthetic and real world tests against my Samsung 830 drive. Reply
  • pikatung - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pretty much nothing Reply
  • apathesis - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    One M5 Pro, please. Reply
  • apathesis - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    fail for not reading directions.
    I thought Plextor was a niche optical drive company. Glad to see they're branching out from the inevitable death of that business.
    Reply
  • kly1222 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My first Plextor product was a SCSI cd-rw drive. I've always associated the brand with high quality and excellent customer support. Reply
  • maqua - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    They got me into making an account. Reply
  • Geofram - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'll take it! Reply
  • Geofram - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My only experience with Plextor has been with their CD-ROM drives. I remember back in the day you bought Plextor if you wanted a CD drive that could copy things well. Reply
  • JS77 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that their pro lines of SSDs are competitive and anyone, including me, would love to have one. Reply
  • sivmac239 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Boom shaka laka! Reply
  • thedevilkaiser - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    One of these days, I will win one of these. Reply
  • low5100 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    pick me! Reply
  • ruggia - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Anand rocks! Reply
  • hypopraxia - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor - Never heard of them (I initially read it as Lexar and thought USB flash memory drive)
    M3 = BMW sports car.

    Consider me entered.
    Reply
  • alexandru.serghie - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Cooomeeeeent :) Reply
  • matt3D - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks Plextor and AnandTech! Reply
  • omgitsLong - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • alexrh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    And, so, I enter. Reply
  • MarkLuvsCS - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SSDs are awesome Reply
  • SigmundEXactos - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor used to make very good CD-ROM/RW drives (I own several UltraPlex and PlexWriters). Since the race to the bottom of optical drives, Plextor has moved to making SSD drives and trying to make name for themselves in that market. Reply
  • natelw - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes, Please! Reply
  • cullensadler - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Haven't ever used any Plextor SSDs, but I hear good things about them and would love to include their drive as a boot disk in my next build soon. Reply
  • thefivetheory - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to use Plextor CD burners back in the day. Been a while, but they were always pretty damn solid. And fast. I wonder how this SSD stacks up. Reply
  • gammal - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Gimme one of those! Reply
  • SodaAnt - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    You don't actually have to answer the questions, simply leave a comment. Reply
  • genzai - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Actually i have a very strong impression of Plextor, but it is from a long, long time ago when i was first getting in to computers and electronics. I built a monster machine for one of my first builds, and i was very interested in using it as a DAW as well as other media. Plextor was THE heavyweight in quality SCSI CD burners. They were usually a little behind the curve on having the fastest drives, but their drives were the most reliable, had the best features and were highly sought after and regarded. I think my last plextor drive was an early IDE DVD unit, but by that time the industry had already been completely commodity driven for some time, and plextor was selling cheap drives that no longer stood out much from the crowd. Basically I forgot about them completely for many years until the SSD reviews started popping up. Where have they been and what have they been doing these in-between years? Anyway Plextor still has the impression in my mind of premium product at a fairly premium price, but we will see if that holds true for this new resurgent wing of the company.
    g\
    Reply
  • Aikouka - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I recall seeing Plextor products available in the past when building computers, but I've never owned one. The problem was that while they were shown to be quality products in various reviews that I can remember, they were always more expensive. When you're a college kid scraping together some money for new parts, the it-works-well-enough part usually wins.

    Now, I wouldn't mind rectifying that lack of Plextor knowledge with a good SSD. I would either use this as a new system drive or a game drive. I would have to look into it more to be sure.
    Reply
  • Moonjock - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    loved their CD drives would be nice to try their SSD. Reply
  • vailr - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is (or was) a Belgian company, last I was aware. In prior years they offered some of the better quality + also more expensive optical drives. Newegg doesn't seem to carry any of their optical drives currently: only their SSD's. Thanks for the freebies! Reply
  • Dravic - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used plextor drives back in the day with clonecd. Reply
  • mxnerd - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thank you, Andand! I want one. :) Reply
  • lightsout565 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    ENTry Comment Reply
  • dac7nco - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Very Nice! Reply
  • rvagg - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    w00t! Reply
  • vrsnake - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    "Luck be a Lady tonight" Reply
  • SheHateMe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sweet Reply
  • GNUminex - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never heard of or seen listed any plextor SSDs outside of Anandtech's reviews. This includes the last time I purchased an SSD. What I know from Anandtech is that the Plextor drives perform well but since my own computer only has SATA 3Gb/s I was just looking for a cheap drive. Reply
  • KWottrich - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to try one of these! Reply
  • Scarier - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    win win win all i wanna do is win win win. Reply
  • arcanemagus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love one of these drives. Reply
  • docstryder - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Got a Plextor 256 GB in my Latitude. Fast and reliable. Reply
  • tonywush - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Need a SSD to boost my laptop! Reply
  • chris.wy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is really awesome. I always like to try plextor products. However, I onlu bought discounted samsung SSDs so far. Reply
  • funkflush - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love one! Never owned a Plextor (or any ssd). When reading about various drives I ran across the M5 Pro and read about the marvell controller, the drive's reliability, speed, and lifespan. It looks like one of the best around, and with a 5 year warranty. What a surprise to see this giveaway! Reply
  • SilverHair - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks for the opportunity! Reply
  • old-style - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Lucky me! Reply
  • Kenneth2011 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never had the opportunity to use a Plextor Drive, but they are one of the few companies I have seen with SSD's reviewed on Anandtech, that I would actually be willing to purchase at such time as I can afford one. I value quality and longevity over simple price, and the Pro drives are just what I like to see. Reply
  • Baked - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Could use a new boot drive! Reply
  • PieMeson - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Gimme gimme I want one. Reply
  • wsaenotsock - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Reply
  • ChasePack - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    hehe.. this will be interesting Reply
  • nrm590 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    1) I know they make optical drives, did not know they made SSDs.
    2) I have never used one of their products but they should make a slot loaded optical drive.
    I hope I get selected!
    Reply
  • byreddy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SSD's are too good for use. Reply
  • bobasaur - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Put me down for 1! Reply
  • jgarcows - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My entry comment. Reply
  • megakilo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want to win one to upgrade my Macbook hard drive! Reply
  • Solix - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Obligatory comment post Reply
  • zinfamous - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entering my comment here Reply
  • anandr165 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sure could use a bigger SSD! Reply
  • bex000 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment: I have used Plextor drives before and they are fine like most brands I have used before. SSD wise, I would consider it after results on longevity are out in reviews. Reply
  • bex000 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Publicity. The winner of a Promotion agrees to allow AnandTech to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, and biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law.

    In addition the clause above, I will allow AnandTrack to use my shoes, house, time magazine collection, dog for promotional purposes without further compensation.
    Reply
  • looneyone - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor CD / DVD burners since the late 1990's, and I believe I have some really old Plextor swag from one of the last Comdex conventions. My most recent Plextor purchase was a Bluray burner in late 2011, but it died after about 8 months. I felt like the quality of the optical drives just wasn't worth the premium they commanded, so I went with another brand. I'd love to be won back to the Plextor name with a SSD! :) Thanks! Reply
  • Steviec - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Please God, this is the exact SSD I've been saving up for 2 months now. Reply
  • kyuu - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor DVD drives in a couple rigs before. Wouldn't mind trying out one of their SSDs gratis. Count me in. Reply
  • Kevin G - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor's line of SCSI CD burners back in the day. Good stuff. Glad to see them still hanging around.

    Definitely wouldn't turn down an SSD from them.
    Reply
  • haze4peace - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    dat IOPS Reply
  • jowdy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • alive - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Well it is only because of the name of plextor that i enter the contest. If you buy hardware you can always get the best you can afford. I have bought a plextor Dvd-RW back in the days and the quality is legendary. I still have it in use. SO i imagine plextor to have top notch quality also in ssd. So plextor you are mineeeeeeeeeee Reply
  • NimKorko - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have a Plextor DVD-Writer since 2003, and it still works fine. I also would like to have one of their SSDs. :) Reply
  • Subyman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In for one! Reply
  • Subyman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    We need an edit button. Anyway, I've never used a plextor product and do not know much about them. I've built many computers, but never thought to use plextor. Reply
  • epoon2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • Warpy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatech Reply
  • dnd728 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have no personal experience with them, but I recall them making some great burners in the past. Now I read that their SSDs aren't bad either. Reply
  • jiffyjeff - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm feeling lucky! Reply
  • quzer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember back in the 90's Plextor made the best CD burners (and if memory serves they were pricier too). Other than that not much else. I'm not familiar with the quality of their SSDs. Would love to check one out! Reply
  • Sb87 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have no experience with Plextor products, but I'd like to... Reply
  • vikas12 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    never had it before wana try it.. Reply
  • chizits - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Me please Reply
  • pcochran - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor dvd burners since the early 2000's. Have always been reliable and fast. I have followed Plextors progress on SSD from the beginning and have considered purchasing one or more, but have not had the money to move from mechanical drives to SSD. Would love to win one though! Reply
  • hyperdoggy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    woot! Reply
  • whitehat2k9 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I love Plextor SSDs! Already have an M3, and would love to have the M5 Pro! Reply
  • etamin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I like that Plextor has evolved since the days of it's prominence in the optical drive space. I've read the M5 Pro has similar reliability similar to the Crucial M4 (most likely due to the solid Marvell controller), but performs better in most areas thanks to Toshiba's toggle NAND. I'd love to win one :) Reply
  • tgerz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Used to use Plextor drives when I was learning how to build computers. Was the regular part around the house until Western Digital got super popular and cheap. Haven't used them much recently but I am looking for an SSD to set up in my Mac Pro. Reply
  • thdanh90 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've been on the fence for a new SSD and from the reviews I've read about Plextor SSD, I think it's pretty reliable (well being fast is a given for SSD). Reply
  • leonlee - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've heard of Plextor products before but I've never before justified the purchase of a newer generation SSD over an existing previous generation solid state drive. I have no experience with an actual Plextor product but I'm optimistic that they can perform well. Reply
  • redshirtmook - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never used anything from Plextor and know nothing of their product line. Reply
  • Amagus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hello Reply
  • dnyanesh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Never used a Plextor product but have heard a great deal about them here on AnandTech and other sites. I may consider buying it in the future. Reply
  • aylak - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used their cd writer back in old days. Although it Was expensive comparing others., it was fast an would read old cds successfully Reply
  • TheRealLink - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor had been a fantastic CD-R/RW choice in my system back in the old school days. Very rarely ever had failed burns with the drive and it was top-notch at the time. Hoping their SSDs are similar. Reply
  • iZpawn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment! Reply
  • Demochip - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I need an SSD, 7200 rpm HDD's get sluggish. Reply
  • kamemaster01 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor Rocks!! Been using Plextor products over the years and have always been satisfied. Didn't know Plextor was making SSD's.. but am looking forward to buying their new SSD to add to my systems. Reply
  • curse - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Woo! Reply
  • smithdw2026 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Been using Plextor products a long time, thanks for the contest Reply
  • gab4tay - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome! Reply
  • iZpawn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • iZpawn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Doublepost. My bad, thought my first comment was deleted. Reply
  • Chris G - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry, and my first, comment. Reply
  • kyuxan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hi Reply
  • strahd13 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Cool Reply
  • safusu - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know much about their SSDs but I've heard of some CD-related Plextor products. Currently, I'm using a Samsung 840 and didn't even consider Plextor at the time of purchase. If I won an SSD I'd definitely look into benchmarking the drives against each other to see which is a better quality product. Reply
  • Bikram72 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    must have Reply
  • KyllerJones - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Wow, i would love an SSD. Reply
  • ervinshiznit - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sweet! Reply
  • Denbo1991 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I believe that I only knew Plextor as a optical drive manufacturer. Reply
  • Muldoonite - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    nice giveaway! Reply
  • Relaxin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My last Plextor purchase were several SCSI CD-RW drives. I haven't tried seeking out any Plextor products since I couldn't find any SCSI DVD-R/RW drives. Reply
  • Kougar - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never owned a Plextor SSD. I'm aware some models are very performance compeititve, however I was always confused by the models. There's the M3, M3 Pro, the M5, M5S, M5 Pro, M5P Xtreme.... I've never heard of the Xtreme, don't know the controller differences among them, and don't really know how the models differ from each other although they have drastically different performance & prices. When asked for SSD recommendations, this makes it really tough for me to compare Plextor products to other SSDs currently on the market. Reply
  • Romberry - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    What I know about Plextor is mostly leftover impressions from and experience with their optical drives which were always high performing premium class products worth the extra dough if you could afford it. I haven't had any experience with the SSD's, but I hope the Plextor name in the SSD space will continue to carry on the committment to quality that was evident in the optical drive space. Reply
  • 267267123 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I consider Plextor SSDs in the same way I consider all SSDs. I will look for whatever's cheapest, since you won't notice the difference in +-10MB/s sequential. M5 SSDs are always cheapest on Amazon, so I will always pick them first for the price, but the perks don't stop there. I know that they usually have modified firmware (although not as good as Intel's, but they slam a price premium on theirs), Toggle NAND, and have top-of-the-line speeds. Less money, more speed and reliability? Why not? I don't like the way OCZ and Crucial put out "value" drives which cost 10% less but have 50% less performance. I respect Plextor for only delivering the best they can achieve, instead of going for a cash grab in the "low-end" market populated mostly by the gimped Vertex series. TweakTown is doing a 256GB M5 Pro giveaway, sadly I couldn't enter because I refuse to make a Facebook account. I hope I can score one here. Reply
  • rangerdavid - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sweet! Reply
  • RRS67 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks Reply
  • tzar - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Fantastic Giveaway please count in
    thanks
    Reply
  • tattedmex - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Lemme' get it! Reply
  • policy11 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is my entry. There are many like it but this one is mine. Reply
  • crscoles - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    very nice! Reply
  • purrcatian - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The drives could be larger than 128GB, but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth! Reply
  • AckPhbbt - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Crossing my fingers! Reply
  • Drift King - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SSD please... Reply
  • Jden - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Look at all dem Read/write GAINS!!!! Dem Gains! Reply
  • bheung - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor's CD burner drives. Reply
  • jll544 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Whee Reply
  • Strausd - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    To be honest I have heard very little about Plextor. I did know that they made SSDs, but I've only heard that their products are subpar and in many cases aren't that good compared to the competition. Reply
  • Freyzz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i could use an ssd :) Reply
  • Freyzz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    They made great cd burners back in the day :) Reply
  • randomw - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Only experience with Plextor is way back when they made CD-ROM drives. Had a decent reputation back then. Reply
  • DaTanMan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SPEED, SPEED, SPEED! Reply
  • DaTanMan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    No experience with Plextor btw. But the speed is NICE! Reply
  • quasi_accurate - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would like :) Reply
  • MyrddinE - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    C'est ne pas une forum comment. Reply
  • agroszer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would test one ;-) Reply
  • Streetwind - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Another giveaway not available for the huge group of international readers... disappointing. Reply
  • an0n42 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never knowingly owned a Plextor product and my only knowledge of them are middling product reviews. Reply
  • s2kpacifist - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    ssds! Reply
  • MyrddinE - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I am think I have used Plextor optical drives in the past. I do not think I have ever had a Plextor storage device (hard drive, SSD). I have absolutely used Plextor optical media in preference to other media. Oddly, while Plextor's media impressed me enough to seek it out, I never cared much about optical drives or hard drives. I buy flavor-of-the-week, or just get two and mirror. Storage is a commodoty to me... inexpensive enough that I don't care about the quality, I just get two. But burning something twice? That was tedious, so I got the good media. :D Reply
  • jedighost - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I was a big Plextor optical drive fan, until they were manufacturing their own stuff. Had several in the family, great reliability. I hope they are BACK with their SSD line! Reply
  • jake.curl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • mmnno - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Didn't they used to make hard drives back when those were an interesting technology? Maybe an OEM supplier for Apple? I haven't ever owned or considered owning a Plextor product, but I did recommend a M5S to a friend on the basis of its low price. Reply
  • Swoopty - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • Arche.exe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Aren't you supposed to state your previous experience with Plextor? I have absolutely no experience, so I can't really do anything :(. Reply
  • GuyScharf - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love one. Reply
  • testeric - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would really like a new ssd for a laptop I'm trying to refurbish! Reply
  • mmshah - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Need one. Reply
  • Solix - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Like others, jumped the gun before reading carefully.

    I used Plextor optical drives forever before the really became a commodity device (DVD RAM era). I swore by them, but obviously there was a premium. With DVD drives become more or less free and disposable there wasn't sense in investing a lot, but once again I went back to Plextor for BD RE. I find the quality better than my LG or Lite-ON BD drives.
    Reply
  • FrankTheCrazy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use a new hdd Reply
  • Metronomotopoeia - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    All I know about the Plextor brand is that they make disc drives. Had no clue they were in the storage business. Reply
  • aznofazns - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used a Plextor product, but the recent Anandtech reviews praise their SSDs. Eager to compare this to my Intel 520! Reply
  • cobraguy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks Anand! Been a fan of Plextor from days gone by with CD Recorders :) Reply
  • monopodman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't have any experience with current Plextor products, but their quality optical drives were very well regarded few years ago. Reply
  • PolarisOrbit - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know anything about Plextor, nor have any experience with their products.

    Still entering contest!
    Reply
  • TGMGroup - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I first knew Plextor for its CD burners, back when it was important to have a good CD burner to back up all the music and data we had. Then came its DVD drives, one of which I still have in my old PC, but beyond that, I now only know Plextor for its SSDs.

    Generally, my experience with Plextor has been good. The DVD drive I had did not have any issues that I knew of, but I have very little experience with Plextor these days.
    Reply
  • Twirrim - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Only really know Plextor as a manufacturer of general systems components, like DVD drives etc. Never had issues with the components I've had from them. Never really viewed them as providing anything particularly high-end. Reply
  • jeffapohl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    please, please! Reply
  • kaleoa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Didn't know Plextor had gotten into SSDs, though I did own a couple of Plextor CD-R drives back in the day that I was very happy with. Reply
  • Fiebre - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I purchased some of their DVD burners in the past as I read they were reliable.
    In my experience they burned very good quality DVDs that I'm still using after years of abuse. =)
    Reply
  • DBissett - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Already own a Plextor SSD and love it. Sure could use another one!!! Reply
  • mgl888 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Needs to be cheaper! Reply
  • jwcalla - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor optical drives in the past, but don't have any experience with their SSDs. Reply
  • dawp - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    count me in Reply
  • dawp - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes some of the best optical drives and ssd in the business tho they're generally out of my price range. Reply
  • TEckard - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    So I am posting to win Reply
  • bebimbap - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    hopefully i'll get to "test" this out Reply
  • DavidBok - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm game. Reply
  • vectra - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    good Reply
  • magare - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    nice! Reply
  • mik87 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Can't wait for the results! Make my day and choose me :) Reply
  • xaphod - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sure, i'll take one. I remember Plextor being a reasonable brand... Reply
  • rpmccormick - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SSD goodness. Reply
  • tenzingnorgay - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. I've never heard of Plextor. Neither have my fellow sherpas. Reply
  • gloni83 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Give one! :P Reply
  • ratbert1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    please and thank you! Reply
  • uc404s - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never owned a Plextor product. The Plextor brand was entirely foreign to me until AnandTech started reviewing Plextor SSDs. I don't even recall seeing ads for Plextor products on other sites I frequent. Reply
  • Jiggly Puffs - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Show me the love! Reply
  • godlyatheist - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love to compare this against my sammy 830 Reply
  • jabber - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yayyy US centric competitions in a modern worldwide community! How very 20th century!

    Ever heard of international shipping or are we just terrified it will be sent to some poor Iranian/Cuban student?
    Reply
  • colinw - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    DO WANT. Reply
  • Simozene - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome! :) Reply
  • plonk420 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    long live Plextor! Reply
  • jolo8570 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know much other than they make some good ssd's according to their specs. Reply
  • Pozorrogo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Ive never owned something like this in my life! This could possibly be the best thing ever but I wouldnt know because I dont have one! Entered :) Reply
  • NesuD - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I only knew Plextor as an Optical Drive Maker in the past. I do know thy have branched out and started making other peripherals but have no direct experience with any of their more recent products. I did own a Plextor cd writer in the past and thought it was a very good product. Reply
  • thrawn3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experience with Plextor has been through owning one of their CD-Burner drives back in the day. Can't remember the model number since we got it on a sale from a shop that was closing down. The drive was excellent. It easily outlasted the computer it was in but didn't make it into the next build because DVDs were current by then and being limited to CDs wasn't acceptable. Reply
  • Xserces - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Need this ssd :) Reply
  • sleeepy916 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to own a Plextor SSD. Reply
  • sleeepy916 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Although I have never own an Plextor products, I have read that the SSDs are reliable and quick. Reply
  • suselinuxfan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor CD-RW and DVD+RW recorders over the years and have always been impressed with their quality and durability. I would expect Plextor SSDs to have the same qualities. Reply
  • thebrain2u - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In for a win! Reply
  • GT69 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    To me Plextor is a new name in SSD's. I currently used OCZ drives, but would be very interested in evaluating a Plextor. Give me a shot? Reply
  • Terminator02 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    All that I know about Plextor is that they make PC components, I specifically remember CD-ROM drives from them. After reading this post I'm now also aware of their SSD products. I don't have any personal experience with any of their products. Reply
  • lagokc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Wow Plextor, I remember they had the best CD-burners back in the day :) Reply
  • mbishof - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know nothing except what i have read here. Reply
  • trulyuncouth - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know little of plextor's ssd's but believei have used their hard drives in the past. Reply
  • BodoT - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Used to have an excellent Plextor CD Burner in the old days. Having a modern SSD sounds just fine to me :) Reply
  • firehopper - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    this is my entry comment :) Reply
  • irev210 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    What you know about Plextor:
    I know that I used to own a Plextor DVD burner because they had the best reputation in the business for that. I know that they now make very well reviewed SSDs. One of the selling points they had is on their early versions of burners, they used metal gears instead of plastic.

    What your experience has been with Plextor products.
    I haven't used a plextor product since my last DVD drive. So, no recent experience with Plextor.
    Reply
  • max-tech - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Must Have! Reply
  • ericjwdchen - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is an SSD company that has produced very fast drives in the past. I believe they are pretty reliable as well. They are on the expensive side, though. Reply
  • JonnyBlaze - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I always post but never win! lol Reply
  • angrypat - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Speed and reliability, hello Plextor. Reply
  • xeni - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    comment Reply
  • j3pflynn@embarqmail.com - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • worthless - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want to go to there. Reply
  • sep - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hope I win! Reply
  • tjeerdijk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would give a great spec bump to my MPB Reply
  • Jambe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    When Plextor first started making SSDs I recalled the company from their optical drives. I put PX-256M5Ss into a couple's laptops in August (as the only storage in the systems). The drives have been stable ever since through pretty much daily use. Reply
  • paproctor8 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would bring my old machine into the modern era :) Reply
  • BlueReptile - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Long ago, I rocked a Plextor 12x SCSI CD-RW and SCSI 40x external for my ripping/burning needs. I saved for so long, and loved those devices. I currently have a 16x Plextor SATA DVD-RW in my desktop, and figured it'd be the last Plextor product I purchased, just because I no longer build desktops, and I was unaware they made non-optical products. I have never had a problem with a Plextor product, and I would rank Plextor at the top of my list of "trusted brands" easily. Reply
  • dexterkarthik - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    not sure if this is my thousandth entry to giveaways - also not sure if I will win this, but still haven't lost hope :D Reply
  • damien.callan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Happy Monday :) Reply
  • warrenk81 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would like to enter this contest and possibly win an SSD. Thanks for all the good writing! Reply
  • Jebzilla - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    "Plextor wants to know what you know about Plextor and/or what your experience has been with Plextor products."
    I know they are a well established company specializing in non-hd storage media and that every Plextor product I have owned has been high quality.
    Reply
  • roxz72 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Great upgrade to mechanical drive Reply
  • trueg50 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Count me in! Reply
  • Alienlimb - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Fantastic, looking good! Reply
  • Alienlimb - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Only heard of them through this website. Looks like a great choice for SSD. Reply
  • enealDC - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • msmy300z - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sign me up! Reply
  • deadnancy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks, AnandTech. Reply
  • ruukukun - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    First Plextor product was a SATA CD burner... fast, reliable, and almost never burned a coaster. Seems like thier SSDs reflect that same tradition of quality. Reply
  • Dasboogieman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hello Reply
  • enealDC - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Regarding their products, I've owned a Plextor external DVD/CD burner. That's the extent of my experience with them in that regard. Reply
  • sheh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I knew Plextor as a high-end CD-R drive company. Never used one, though. They were just more expensive. If they offered anything extra it wasn't worth the price (I had a Creative, then a Yamaha, then Sony).

    Nowadays, besides SSDs, I'm not sure if they're in the optical drive market, or anything else.

    SSD-wise I'd consider them.
    Reply
  • rsclark3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes quality components and I've used them in the past. The cost has always been a bit higher so I've weighed cost and upgrade schedules over long-term use. SSDs are also 2-3 year parts so would I pay a premium if I'm not going to use it past 3 years? The major issue today is getting SSDs that are more than 1TB at a cost that is less than .50/GB. Reply
  • donutman1324 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • blurp - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Want one. ;-) Reply
  • xxvtcxx - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This'd be an awesome upgrade for my sister's ageing notebook Reply
  • reckert - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would be a great replacement for an aging system drive on my server Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is still the one that broke the reliable CD burner market. Thats the first thing I think of when I hear Plextor. Hope they can also make great SSDs now. Reply
  • oldmanflair - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Here's my comment. Reply
  • aeolist - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • Araemo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pretty good timing, I can has? Reply
  • Araemo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Ok, so, yeah, following instructions:

    Plextor, mainly I remember them as a CD burner company that made some of the best drives during the early days of affordable CD/DVD burners. I had a few of their burners back when there was more of a measurable difference between burners.

    Other than that, and their recent SSDs Anand has reviewed, I really don't know anything about them.
    Reply
  • weagle05 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    395th. Reply
  • fdr2164 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Years ago I purchased a Plextor CD drive. Fast, reliable drive. I did not know Plextor was marketing an SSD drive until I read this Anandtech article. Reply
  • sstouffer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Please! Reply
  • FrozenPie - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    April 20 is my Dbay!
    Hope I win!
    Reply
  • p58mustang - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Woohoo! Reply
  • bl00per - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Need a new hard drive for my computer... Reply
  • IdentityAJB - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Is Plextor a new company or have they been around?

    Googling/Anandteching...
    Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have a Plextor DVD/CD burner (PX708a/SW) that I paid $99.99 for in 2004. It still works fine (has been used in 3 computer builds over the years). I don't know much else about the company, but the reviews back then described this unit as being one of the best available in performance and Plextor was praised as a company that made high quality products. I am quite satisfied with it.

    Rumor has been that in the last few years Plextor drives haven't been as good as they were because they started contracting other manufacturers to make them, and the quality just wasn't there. I can't really speak to the truth of that, but I think it's something Plextor would want to know, as they might have a bit of an uphill battle in convincing customers their quality is back and their SSDs are as reliable as other brands (or more so if such is the case). That being said, I don't recall reading anything like that in recent Anandtech articles about Plextor SSDs, so I'm thinking it's just rumor. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Plextor product as long as it is performance and price competitive (I do tend to buy a top performer and am generally willing to pay a bit of a premium to get it, though I have to believe there is good reason for the extra cost).
    Reply
  • Brian23 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want one! Reply
  • liviui - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have a Plextor M5M mSATA in my thinkpad. Works great. Reply
  • Silenus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Melenkurion Skyweir! Reply
  • celestialgrave - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've always thought of Plextor as a optical drive company, pricier than the competition but great quality. I have a plextor cd-burner I bought in 1999 for my first computer I built and it still works to this day. Would love to have a Plextor product in my newest rig. Reply
  • Anonononomous - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could always use another drive. Reply
  • brshoemak - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In for "won" Reply
  • caindie - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    If I win this random drawing, I'd like to use the plextor ssd on my asus K53e laptop.

    This is a 15.6 inch chassis with room for only one drive, but which also has a built in dvd drive.

    As I understand it, I can replace the dvd drive with the plextor ssd by putting the ssd in a carrier that replaces the the dvd drive.

    There is a size question. If the ssd is too thick, it won't fit in the carrier.

    Anyone have experience doing this with their notebook? Any recommendations for carrier manufacturers etc would be appreciated.

    Good luck.
    Reply
  • FITCamaro - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entering. Need a new SSD for my gaming rig. Reply
  • FITCamaro - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    And Plextor's DVD drives have always been awesome. Back in the days when DVD burning was far more commonplace, their drives were the best. Almost no bad writes meant less wasted discs which at the time were more expensive. Reply
  • hfm - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome, I could use this! Nice giveaway. Reply
  • scbdpa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    First got a Plextor CDR drive well over a decade ago and still have one in a Firewire case somewhere.

    Currently have a M3Pro SSD in an audio recorder from Sound Devices
    Reply
  • dolphumous - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Nice drive. Reply
  • Neden - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This sounds fantastic. Reply
  • dominionhexe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have a M5P Xtreme Series 256GB. It works very well. It did not have any software in the box. The website was hard to maneuver. There were a lot of links to bloatware, but not what I needed. Reply
  • snuuggles - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plexstor was the best-of-the-best cd drives back in the 90s. I really have no idea what they've been selling recently (ie for the past 10 years), but I guess I assumed they started in the enterprise area and that's where they stayed. I guess they will always have a patina of quality to me... Reply
  • sbatwater - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Am looking for an SSD. Would love this one. Reply
  • skytech76 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Nice, I want one! Reply
  • Namira Fang - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm in! Reply
  • Icabus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CD Burner back in the day and it worked great, would love to give their SSD a try. Reply
  • Lunyone - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In it to win it! Reply
  • Hruodgar - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would surely like a SSD, and ALL the reviews on Plextors are good. Reply
  • gspence2000 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My first Plextor product was a cd-rom drive back in the mid-90s. Plextor made one of the fastest drives at the time. I remember when the disc spun up it sounded like a rocket getting ready for takeoff. Reply
  • rwsportsfit - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Definitely could use a good SSD for the new rig I'm building. Reply
  • HoagieMon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    oh yes Reply
  • bbosley - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have been using Plextor CD & DVD drives for years. They are the best IMO. Glad to see the tradition continues in SSDs! Reply
  • zfl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I haven't bought a Plextor product in a few years but I only remember good things for the most part. Reply
  • Fossus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would be my first experience with a Plextor product, somehow. Fingers crossed! Reply
  • gcha0814 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have always enjoyed Plextor cd/dvd/blu-ray drives. Great relaiability. Looking forward to trying out an SSD! Reply
  • Si1veR - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The last Plextor product I used was a CD burner back in the day and had no problems with it. I wouldn't mind trying out their SSD product line. Reply
  • slackhouse - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    would love to win....win....win... Reply
  • dgingeri - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Looks like a nice drive. :) Reply
  • Ranger5 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes please! Reply
  • zjakkmd - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment and thank you AnandTech/Plextor! Reply
  • impinth_llq - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Now, Let me try! Entry!!! Reply
  • d2thez28 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Bueller Reply
  • cooter - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want one! Reply
  • cscott_it - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Tossing my hat into the ring on this one.

    I've had pretty good experience with Plextor stuff in the past. In fact, I still have an older Plextor USB DVD-RW that runs like a champ.
    Reply
  • ollie1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Love SSDs! Reply
  • quickndeadly - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I like their drive hopefully get to see a terabyte from them soon. The sequential read and writes are excellent; similar to my Crucial M4. Shows up as 119GB before Windows 7 installation. Reply
  • StealthGhost - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes SSDs (obviously), disk drives (cd, blueray I believe) and I think NAS? I have never used one of their products, not for any particular reason. Reply
  • nudoru - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used Plextor CD/DVD drives for years (remember they caddy?!) when I built my own desktops. Loved them - never an issue. Reply
  • bladerunner1961 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that Plextor made wickedly good cd burners. I had one about 10 years ago, and it didn't make very many coasters. Give me a ssd and I will let you know about it as well. Reply
  • alertjean - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I am in Reply
  • bznotins - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Never owned any Plextor products. Always knew them as a top-notch optical drive manufacturer, but I know they're branching-out into other drive types as well. Reply
  • DataPath - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've been meaning to start researching SSDs. This would make great research! Reply
  • gprice9 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Please enter me for the contest. I have previously used Plextor CD burners -- great quality. Reply
  • n0x1ous - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had heard of them from the Optical Drive days. Had not considered them for an SSD until reading positive reviews of their drives and particularly firmware here on Anandtech. So at this point, I would put them right behind Samsung and Intel in my SSD pecking order Reply
  • gigasnee - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experience with Plextor has been disc drives for the systems I've built, long ago. As I'm just getting back to the PC side of things, would like to build a new machine with this SSD. Reply
  • Papaspud - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'll take one? Reply
  • dabe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used Plextor drives back when SCSI ruled the world. Good stuff, but very expensive. Reply
  • brother#2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've always known Plextor for their optical drives. When I built my first home computer and it came to a recordable/rewritable DVD drive, my first and only thought was, "well...Plextor, duh." Years later, and that drive would still be a champ, if I hadn't replaced my broken motherboard with one that does not have a PATA connector. Reply
  • bakinnan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Everything I know about Plextor is their CD/DVD/Blu-ray drives. I have used them for years and they are usually really reliable. Reply
  • flawl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I need this one. Reply
  • Bolas - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    All I know about Plexor is what I've read on Anandtech. I occasionally see their stuff on Newegg as well, but no real familiarity with the brand. Reply
  • kod4krome - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor primarily for their CD drives. I had a couple back when getting above 2x read speed required a CD caddy. In general I associate the Plextor name with high performance and reliability but also with a price that reflects this. Reply
  • snowdog61 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Remember Plextor from way back (Win 98 days) as a great CD drive manufacturer. Reply
  • WurmEater - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • WurmEater - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I haven't heard of plextor before. Reply
  • varnish - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • webmastir - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome. Thanks Anandtech! Reply
  • dcohen32 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    posted comment Reply
  • cjcoats - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd love to have one. Better yet, the 512GB model... Reply
  • mcveigh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    wowsers! Reply
  • pugsly - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pretty please.... although I never win anything. Reply
  • mikedice - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have an old Plextor ConvertX Digital Video Converter (PX-M402U) and it WAS great. I can't get it to work with any OS newer than Windows XP. Reply
  • davegraham - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i want one. Reply
  • Whiskey Mike - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Last Plextor gear used was SCSI. It still works. Reply
  • Exterous - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Who doesn't need another SSD? Reply
  • PreacherEddie - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I only know what I read here in reviews. Reply
  • Thrashernb - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hope I win :) Reply
  • brandonicus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Bam! Reply
  • brandonicus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The whole idea of entering to win something WITHOUT using Facebook is awesome, stay classy anandtech. Reply
  • garzaj - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    When building a computer I would always look for plextor cd drives. always good and reliable. Reply
  • mthird - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember using a 4x Plextor CD-R back in the mid-90's. The blank went into a caddy and the software was so finicky back then that we had a dedicated PC running MS-DOS 6.x that would create a toaster if you breathed on it wrong. The good ole days! Reply
  • DarkKnight_Y2K - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm a system builder and I remember Plextor for their high quality optical drives.

    I'm not that knowledgeable about their SSD line but I wouldn't mind starting to learn with a 128GB M5. :-)
    Reply
  • SkullOne - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a CD burner many years ago made by Plextor. Loved it. Only replaced it because I needed something that would burn faster (Plextor was only a 4x lol). Would love to get my hands on an SSD though because if their SSD quality is anything like that CD Burner i'm set for a while. ;) Reply
  • DrSeanX - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used a Plextor Ultraplex cd-rom drive back in the day, but I've been out of loop w/tech the last few years between medical school and then working in Haiti. I've been considering the jump to an M3 for my work/editing laptop given my limited access to electricity! Reply
  • gonks - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAYS PLEASE!!! Reply
  • tribunal88 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Tagged! Reply
  • timetowiseup - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Consider me entered! Reply
  • jtruty - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This SSD looks awesome. Reply
  • D Beers - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd love to get one of these SSHD's to get to know the new Plextor. I have had lots of great experiences with their CD/DVD drives, but nothing since. Reply
  • rhorrocks - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor products back in the CD-R days because they were one of the best. Have not purchased their products lately. Reply
  • Rockinacoustic - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I think it looks sharp. Reply
  • aetherspoon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entering. Reply
  • jtd871 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks for the opportunity, AT & Plextor. Reply
  • vanteo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I knew that Plextor made optical media drives and I owned one of their DVD burners for awhile. It started failing, though, so I had to throw it out after a few years. From Anandtech I learned that they are also in the SSD space and that their drives are a solid option. I would be open to purchasing from Plextor if the price is right. Reply
  • Illyan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    w00t Reply
  • andy_ilm - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor produces quality stuff Reply
  • Ortanon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The only Plextor product I've ever used was someone else's DVD burner several years ago. It was nice, but I've never bought one myself because other manufacturers' burners were always cheaper. Reply
  • karthikp - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    have the external bluray drive.. never had an issue.. Reply
  • donebu - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes great ssds and optical drives. Reply
  • ski - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love one of these!! Reply
  • dali71 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I was a big fan of Plextor optical drives, so I'd love to give one of their SSDs a chance. Reply
  • kellydavis84302 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I haven't tried any Plextor products, because they aren't well known to me. But I am a loyal customer to companies that earn my trust. Reply
  • victorhlopez - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Nice drives. Wish there were more deals and higher availability on these. Reply
  • Uritziel - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Want. Reply
  • MichaelD - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes some of the best BluRay and DVD burners on the market. Would be very interested to see how their SSDs stack up against the rest of the market. Reply
  • LordConrad - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor optical drives are great, they have never given me any issues. Looking forward to trying one of their SSD drives. Reply
  • m00dawg - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know their optical drives were among the best back in that day, though I never had much first-hand experience with them. Reply
  • Horsepower - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Reply
  • hpzSZo95 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    What I know about Plextor: I first heard about Plextor in the mid 90's when they were known for creating high quality and high performance CD ROM drives. I did not consider using their products back then as I could not afford them. I later learned about Plextor SSD's when I was shopping for one in March 2012. It was a tough choice but I decided to go with the Samsung 830 because at the time it was available at the same cost as the Plextor but more review sites had positive experiences with it while the Plextor seemed to be less known.
    My experience with Plextor products: none, I have never owned one, but would consider purchasing in the future.
    Reply
  • Cloud200 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SSD that isn't sandforce . . . yup, I want it :P Reply
  • santiagoanders - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    gimme gimme Reply
  • KarakNor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have some experience with their burners, used them as replacements in some robotic duplicators. Far more reliable than the stock drives. Don't know much about them beyond this, but the brand has a good reputation in my eyes. Reply
  • jmorey - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I use to have a Plextor drive but have not had one for a while. I've not tried one recently. Reply
  • brunodmjr - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Gimme gimme gimme your love, Anandtech and Plextor :)) Reply
  • jeff29414 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Perfect timing - been waiting for an SSD and my hard drive is getting full - hope I get 1.... Reply
  • superunknown98 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I fondly remember SCSI plextor CD burners, expensive but quality. I have also heard many good things about their SSD line now. I would have no objections to buying one or recommending one to a friend. Reply
  • AKFlyerFan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'll certainly take a freebie ssd, Anand... Reply
  • AKFlyerFan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    As for Plextor and their products. I've used several of their optical drives in the past, and have been quite pleased with them. Reply
  • josehebron - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm in! Reply
  • tfollowell - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • topnotch - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    yes Reply
  • Vepsa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I am in need of a SSD, my HDD is dying and I don't want to replace it with another HDD. Reply
  • jkyle - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    All your ssd are belong to me Reply
  • blrg891 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I believe I have a hard drive enclosure and a removable media drive by Plextor (CDROM or DVDROM). As far as the company's image, it seems to me like they are more so an OEM supplier. I would imagine that I am more apt to find their product in some Dell/HP/Asus machine than stocked on an electronic retailer's shelf. That being said, I don't think they have a bad image, just relatively unknown.

    I am more than willing to accept any gear which they offer me for feedback.
    Reply
  • ionis - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know anything about Plextor, but if I win an SSD of theirs I will! Reply
  • Gee Free - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I started rebuilding PCs after I bought the first family PC from Radio Shack during the last Ice Age. It only had a 5.25 floppy drive. I learned about external CD drives and bought the best - a Plextor. I've put Plextors in all my builds since. When I have fried boards trying to overclock, or taken hammers to hard drives in disgust, or wondered why the dumb video card produced weird lines and patterns on the CRT before realizing the CRT just went bad; and even thought I still don't know what I'm doing I know my Plextor won't quit. Reply
  • gamoniac - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Nice work, Anand Tech. Reply
  • chips_and_salsa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • Shaangor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd like a new SSD! Reply
  • typical_it_guy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Drive_Count += 1 /*Please add one to drive count*/ Reply
  • canontk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor used to make good burners, maybe their SSDs will be good too. Reply
  • jsv35 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love my first SSD! Reply
  • Cloakstar - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The earliest claim to fame I am aware of for Plextor was that they were the gold standard for CD burners. In later generations, Plextor's optical drives were conservatively rated, regularly outperforming the numbers, in contrast to their inflated competition. They make solid products today, though with the commoditization of optical drive technology, they now lack that one product to provide the brand with its former aura of awesomeness. (Or, I'm just older and more jaded.) Reply
  • Euchrestalin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Purchased an IDE Plextor DVD burner a long time ago. Best optical drive I ever bought. My more recent Plextor purchase was a sata DVD burner. It did not have the same level of quality that my previous Plextor possessed. Reply
  • ehicks05 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    We've owned cd writers from Plextor and always considered them the upper tier brand. Reply
  • AmateurX - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • Demon-Xanth - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd love to have one to replace the 60GB Agility in my laptop that I don't have a lot of faith in anymore. Reply
  • MULuke - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    They're CD Burners were top notch. Reply
  • antonyt - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know little of Plextor, other than it is a PC component manufacturer. I couldn't even tell you with any confidence which products it makes.

    Except for CD burners. Pretty sure the first CD burner I owned (an external one) was a Plextor. Never had any problems with it, and in fact I think that burner might still be fully functional sitting in my attic somewhere...
    Reply
  • 1337Lurker - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • Lionhearttwb - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Want one Reply
  • hkai1015 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Bought the 256GB M5S during Black Friday last year. It was great overall, but there was always an issue with it where the drive would freeze for nearly half a minute every so often. Tried checking the drive speeds on HDtune, and there were lag spikes where the speed would drop to <1 MB/s. Also, found out that there was a positive value for the 'Ultra DMA CRC Error Count' (something to do with a faulty connector). Just decided to return it. I'm fairly sure my particular drive was just an exception, as I've heard only great things about their products. Reply
  • Creig - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor has always made good quality components. I could definitely used one of these 128GB SSD's for my daughter's computer rebuild that I'm collecting parts for. Reply
  • reidbk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    These sorts of things are why I flock to anandtech.com! Reply
  • bigi - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plexor is goot. Reply
  • roedtogsvart - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entered! Reply
  • PapaSquatJGT - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Good Luck Everyone! Reply
  • Makfawa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    meow now ssd plox Reply
  • CDew - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that Plextor is known for high quality optical drives, and I'm certainly willing to give their SSD a shot considering the low, low price! Reply
  • thornburg - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Free SSD sounds good to me. Reply
  • tgrissom@gmail.com - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Enter Me please Reply
  • GlacierFreeze - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want oneeeeee!! Reply
  • GlacierFreeze - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Never used Plextor but heard they have quality products. Reply
  • wheatevo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I am here to win the SSD. Reply
  • wheatevo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Whoops, just realized I was supposed to tell about my experiences. I actually haven't had any experience with Plextor products aside from their optical drives, which have performed fine. I'm a little unsure about their SSD division, but I'm hopeful. Reply
  • identity - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hook me up Anandtech! Reply
  • WhartoX - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Win Win Win No Matter What Reply
  • GeoBoy(SU - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes great stuff. Sign me up! Reply
  • Pierre55 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor - Great company with consistently solid devices... I have fond memories of their Magneto Optical drive that made my life soooo much easier in the 90's!

    Would love the chance to fly with one of their SSD drives!
    Reply
  • Gunbuster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I sure could use a SSD! Reply
  • Colin1497 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    When I think of Plextor I think of their CD-ROM drives. I realize that's going back 20 years, but that's where I originally knew Plextor from and is what I instantly think of when I see the name. My first CD-ROM was a Plextor drive. Reply
  • tyman4752000 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Win! Reply
  • Jeb Schiefer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My only experience with Plextor has been with their optical drives. Reply
  • max40watt - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Potential for the most commented article on Anandtech perhaps? Reply
  • GDaddy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    could really use one Reply
  • Ratman6161 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I really don't know anything about them. Have never used one of their products. But if I win I willd do a review...so pick me! Reply
  • Sleepynlazy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me! =D Reply
  • spiderrman2099 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would just say, "entry comment" but I feel that an article like this requires an actual comment. I would just like to say that I find Plextor commendable in their efforts. It is not every day that products that are so amazing (and valuable) are handed out in the name of research. Thank you for this opportunity. Reply
  • spiderrman2099 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    By the way, I work for an IT dept. so I could do a LOT of testing with this SSD. Reply
  • Denithor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The only direct experience I have had with a Plextor device is quite a few years ago with a Plextor branded DVD-RW drive. At the time it was the only model with an 8MB cache (when most had 2MB max). I recall it came with some nice burning software and I never had a coaster using it. Eventually went into a customer build when I upgraded my system to a BluRay burner. Reply
  • antef - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    very cool Reply
  • rollacorolla - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know Plextor to be a reputable OEM for memory products. I have not purchased any of their products, but the brand is always in consideration when I am purchasing. Reply
  • Jarthos - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Why yes I would like to win an SSD Reply
  • dtebben - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • Browncow8 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Never used a Plextor product, but willing to try it. Reply
  • jonny13 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've had numerous CD and DVD burners by Plextor, so I like the brand. Their SSD drives appear to be quality as well and fast. Reply
  • kalen3285 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I was just thinking that I needed a new SSD! Reply
  • franklyc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I love Anandtech. Reply
  • THuck - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry active Reply
  • howardluo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I need this awesome ssd Reply
  • Mustang66 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor was my first PC CD-ROM player ever! (well I think they were called Texel back then) Reply
  • Wolfehosue - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment! Reply
  • kemist1117 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Had a plextor cd burner back when they were the cadillac of CD burners. Reply
  • breakbread - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Rolling the dice! Reply
  • mooninite - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor has always been the brand I avoid due to their non-competitively priced products. Why should I pay more for the same product I can get under a different brand for less? It seems like the same holds true with SSDs. They bring nothing unique to the market yet hold a nice, high markup. I'll get a different brand. I won't mind a free SSD though. Reply
  • tonyjrose - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know the Plextor name and associate it with optical drives, though I have no personal experience with their products. I don't have any pre-existing notion about the company, good or bad. Reply
  • Dubax - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My DVD drive is Plextor, and it is the longest lasting component in my system. Everything else (even the case) has been upgraded or replaced, but I've had this baby going for 5 years without problems. It doesn't get used that often, but when it does, it works. Reply
  • reyc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to have one! Reply
  • Hrel - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never purchased a Plextor product. Had to replace a Plextor CD drive once, it was obnoxiously loud then just stopped working entirely. So I don't really have a good impression of them and short of some revolutionary improvement to something ahead of anyone else; I probably won't give the company another shot. I already have several brands who make the same stuff as Plextor that I'm happy with.

    Point being, I'll try out another Plextor product for free, but that's really the only way.
    Reply
  • TrackSmart - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would be a great upgrade for my laptop. Reply
  • nanobreath - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Mine, all mine!...Please? Reply
  • Mbonus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    good upgrade to the kids' laptop Reply
  • 0ldman79 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor has had many optical drives outlive servers at work. They make quality stuff, although not always the cheapest prices. Reply
  • superflux - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I didn't know they made SSDs. This is very nice advertising. Reply
  • reyc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to have one! Reply
  • liquidaim - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    comment... need ssd. Reply
  • thrash_metash - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experience with Plextor has been with CD and DVD drives. I've always viewed them as a higher end product with good performance and great reliability. I'd love to try out one of their SSDs! Reply
  • TheLight - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor most for their burners. They were the top notch CD burners, and pretty much the top DVD ones as well, though the price point set them up as only for work builds. I'm excited to try their other drives. Reply
  • Impulse411 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor has been a "go to" company for CD/DVD burners for me, back in the day. I have yet to jump into the blu-ray bandwagon, so I can't really comment on that. Their HDs are new to me, but I don't doubt their brand name quality. I've had great luck with the Plextor products I've bought in the past. Reply
  • TehSeraphim - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm a fan of both free things and SSD's - how convenient! Reply
  • hshendon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love to win this. Have owned many Plextor products over the years and have always sworn by them. Thanks for the opportunity! Reply
  • slipdisk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've owned several Plextor optical drives which have all served me well over the years. If I won this hard drive, I'd use it as a scratch drive for video editing! Reply
  • GameSetMatch - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Comment with response for the entry!

    I have heard of Plextor's SSDs and come across their name in some reviews (I believe AnandTech has some data on their current line). I have not used their products before and do not know what other products they offer.
    Reply
  • nyonya - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Mostly know Plextor for CD burners back in the day - always thought they were basically the best drives out there. Reply
  • manwdaplan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In for one Reply
  • akugami - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Free SSD...which likely won't be won by me. Reply
  • zhanism - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Winner! Reply
  • nwoghost - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Better odds than the California Powerball I guess... Reply
  • chaudx - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Never considered Plextor for a SSD. The drives were always too expensive or lacked a 5 year warranty that should have gone with the price. Previously purchased Intel 320 for the 5 year warranty / decent price and a Vertex 2 for the amazing price. Reply
  • Stoik - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never used a plextor product but I've read about them at Anandtech and they seem to be a solid company. Their newest product recently reviewed by AT seems like a good option for an SSD. I would consider Plextor for future purchases. Reply
  • videogames101 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Never had a problem with old plextor drives, didn't know they were still around. I'd love an SSD though! Reply
  • sylvaindc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Cool, lets keep our fingers crossed Reply
  • voodoobunny - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember hearing about Plextor in the context of CD and DVD drives a long time ago, and I have heard lots of commentary about their SSDs lately. They don't seem to have anything truly outstanding though (they're not changing the SSD world the way, say, Intel's S3700 drive is going to). They seem to have a good reputation for reliability though.

    I haven't used any Plextor SSDs though.
    Reply
  • cyricc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    nice Reply
  • macmuchmore - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have liked Plextor ever since I had one of their optical drives. Reply
  • Stoner2002 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Back when CD/DVD burners was a very competitive hardware segment, I always would purchase Plextor's products due to the quality of the hardware and the bundled software. Now that the optical market has largly commonitized, I haven't really purchased any of their products lately though I have been interested in their recent SSD developments. Reply
  • matt321 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to buy Plextor CD and DVD burners all the time, they were very high quality. Would look at them when considering an SSD as I hear equally good stuff about them. Reply
  • paigemont - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never used a Plextor product, but I've heard good things and I'd love to make this my first. Reply
  • cobberbearr - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Looks great! Reply
  • rchris - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to view Plextor as a premium brand; not so much after buying a faulty CD writer. But that was long ago. I've been impressed by reviews of Plextor's SSDs. Reply
  • mashmeup - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hadn't heard of them before your review but I was impressed with the benchmark results and would be willing to try them. Reply
  • spartin503 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I love how Plextor's drives look. Reply
  • leviap - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have a PC that could use one Reply
  • PyroHoltz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would be sweet in my HTPC, replacing an archaic 2.5" mechanical HDD. Reply
  • Sm0kes - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor was the absolute king of the optical drive world. I had several SCSI CD/DVD Plexwriter's and they were pretty expensive, but worth every penny. Super fast and rock solid performance.

    When they entered the SSD space, I was intrigued. After several reviews across the web (and on Anandtech) it was clear they were carrying the torch forward. My perception was they were aiming to put out drives that were at the top of the performance pack, while being reliable. This was backed up by their 5 year warranty, which none of the big players offer.
    Reply
  • HopsonN - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    A comment. Reply
  • geniekid - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't have an opinion about Plextor as I have never owned any of their products. Reply
  • Mathman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't own a Plextor product, but I know they are bringing high capacity SSD's to the people. Reply
  • fzdog2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry for free SSD! Reply
  • UNhooked - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Always been impressed by Plextor right from their first CD Writer drive. I remember it being the cream of the crop with Write buffer functionality. Reply
  • liquis - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I love Plextor! Reply
  • obsidian009 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SSD Reply
  • RadiclDreamer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Love the promos Anand. Reply
  • agnat7 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yeah. Plexor is awesome. PlexTools, CD Burners, etc... Primo products. Reply
  • Tegeril - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My only experience with Plextor is in the distant past with optical drives. I can say that experience was positive :)

    Also people here suck for not taking the three seconds it takes to actually provide the feedback requested.
    Reply
  • jamyryals - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CDR years ago. I still have it in fact. At this point, I do not associate the Plextor brand with SSD. I think it's difficult to associate a brand with anything in particular if they are not bringing their own new technology to the product. Reply
  • SilentSin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've always known Plextor as the maker of the most reliable consumer optical drives in the industry, the price was steep but you definitely got what you paid for. My only experience with them was with a 40/12/40A (still works!) and a 16x DVD-ROM drive but would love to see how well their SSDs work. Reply
  • brainsbro13 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I always wanted a Plextor optical drive when building computers a decade or so ago. They had the reputation of reliability and performance. Never had the chance to own one. Perhaps this is my chance for a Plextor product? Reply
  • eljefe62 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I like getting free stuff. Reply
  • eljefe62 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never owned a Plextor product, but my impression is that they have solid offerings that perform well.[ Reply
  • Nicolaus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor CD drives and burners and have been impressed with the quality of the products. Reply
  • racker - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor doesn't have quite the market name compared to the big boys - More focus on that! Reply
  • mike8675309 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The Plextor brand is something I learned of back in the days of Windows for Workgroups, and WinNT3.51. In particular if you wanted the best CD-ROM drive for burning, you wanted plextor. Their drivers just worked where others would not. For a time I also recall that they had great support. Something that wasn't standard at that time period. Reply
  • dlmartin53 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know the name well but have never had any of their products. I look forward to testing the new 128GB M5 Pro. Reply
  • khoisan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    yes please! Reply
  • GotThumbs - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Excellent!

    Thank you for the opportunity.
    Reply
  • evilbunny42@gmail.com - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thank you, mmmm bacon Reply
  • stephenv2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextome Reply
  • fetuse - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love a new hard drive ! :D~! Reply
  • Solidstate89 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've only ever had experience with a Plextor optical drive, but it was good enough quality and from what I've seen of the all of the SSD reviews, they're making quite a name for themselves in the SSD market as well. Reply
  • ubergeek66 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I owned Plextor CD Burner and used it with a Sun SPARCstation. One of the few that I was able to get to work and it worked very well. Was very interested in buying a Plextor SSD for my latest PC build but unfortunately there were none in stock at newegg when I needed to get things rolling. Would be very interested in seeing how it compares to my existing SSD. Reply
  • quicksilver98 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd love to have one of these drives. I used to have one of the 40X CD-RW SCSI drives from them and it was awesome! I think Plextor makes really nice high end consumer PC parts. Reply
  • ismaelgonzales - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • nutz4cycling - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    my impression from past experiences is that Plextor has a good reputation, beyond that I can't really say. Reply
  • domboy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've got a Plextor PX-608CU external USB DVD RW/RAM etc drive. I had an HP external DVD burner before it that lost its ability to read DVDs in a fairly short time. I had always heard good things about Plextor drives, going back to the early days of CD-R burners, so I decided to give one a go. I've had it for several years now, and it has been very reliable. Love the flexibility of having an external drive, as I use it with three different machines. Also, this drive is top-loading (like an old walkman cd player), so it is very compact. Great product! Reply
  • Sunny_Boston - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Never tried a Plextor SSD, so I'm curious to see how they perform. Reply
  • khantusion - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    daddy needs a new ssd.... Reply
  • rpmrush - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm in! Reply
  • keithj - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Their past products were of quality. I like the performance numbers of their current products, but I've been burned by non-Intel SSDs in the past, so I'm not likely to specify any other brands until I've seen a couple of good cycles. Samsung just made the list and I've started deploying the 840s. Plextor could make the list in one more cycle. Reply
  • kfitch42 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I feel the need, the need for SSD! Reply
  • TijAY - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    M5 Pro works better than Intel 520. Nice thing! Reply
  • Owls - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Cool! Pretty decent drive as well Reply
  • slapkey - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome giveaway! Reply
  • ShadowHawk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I once paid a bit more to get a Plextor optical drive due to its reputation for quality. It worked without issue for the life of the machine I'd installed it in. It was perfectly functional long after its features were surpassed by newer tech. Money well spent. Reply
  • daz24 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have considered Plextor products to be generally better and more expensive than their competitors, but have not been disappointed with their quality or durability. I run an optical drive, which has been stellar, and recently installed a M4 Pro as my boot drive. While the firmware update could have been easier, the product appears bulletproof. Reply
  • jstapels - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I wanna win! I wanna win! I wanna win! Reply
  • rcarroll05 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Haven't used a Plextor product before, but would love to use one in a real world situation. Reply
  • DanMTB - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • spidey81 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    yay! free stuff! Reply
  • denismeniz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment :) Reply
  • plext0r - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I first heard about Plextor when I needed a rock-solid SCSI CD-burner. It lasted for years and I considered it my most-reliable CD burner at the time. I have not purchased any Plextor devices in a few years. Reply
  • e_sandrs - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Ive used Plextor both as an optical drive (in their day) and now as my first SSD (M3). I'd sure like another SSD for one of my other machines! :) Reply
  • AudioThomas - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experiences with Plextor are only in the realm of DVD / CD drives. They're nice, but I certainly don't hear enough about this company in the realm of reviews and opinions. Maybe it's marketing, but maybe they need more presence in the SSD space. Reply
  • Mitch Hayenga - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • Brazos - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to buy SCSI CD burners by Plextor. Bulletproof. Reply
  • ds1817 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    NICE! Entry Comment. Reply
  • Bigo1087 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have not heard much about plextor in the ssd market. I would like to see what they have to offer. Reply
  • Quickdraw401 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't really know much about their SSD line, but I have had a few plextor burners in various machines and they have always performed well. Reply
  • ikachu1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • TeacherTim2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor was the gold standard of DVD burners in the day, and still my go-to company for peripherals when possible! Reply
  • gmknobl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I hope I win this drive! Reply
  • mplee73 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    count me in Reply
  • Dblocksma - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've no experience with Plextor, and had not heard much of them either. But I'll gladly enter to get some hands on experience! Reply
  • faster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have been building computers since 1995. During the 2000's Plextor was the top performer for CD/DVD drives and burners. It seemed like they always had the fastest product, and for a while, it seemed like they just kept releasing speed update after speed update until it topped out where it is now. The great thing about the Plextor drives versus the other cheaper ones, is that they lasted a really long time because they were so well made and engineered.

    Nowdays, it seems like CD/DVD burners are a dime a dozen. I usually spend about $20 for an OEM on a new system build. I haven't really bought many Plextor products lately and I do build a lot of systems. I would be very interested in getting my hands on one of these SSD's. I may buy one if I don't win one, bu not less than a 256GB. The prize in this contest is kind of weak. For this market research on this caliber audience, i.e. the ones who buy their products and build systems, they should have coughed up a couple of 512GB drives or at least a 256GB! I hope my honesty doesn't disqualify me from winning. :)
    Reply
  • darthscsi - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I use to use exclusively plextor CD drives for cd ripping, when they still designed them themselves. Comparable drives are few and far between (and not really made by plextor any more). I still have a 14x ultraplex scsi cd drive in operation (as well as newer drives)... Reply
  • Zap - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Years ago I had a Plextor 40X SCSI CDROM and a separate Plextor 12x10x32 SCSI CDRW. I liked the quality and the consistency of the performance, compared to cheap IDE drives of the time. Reply
  • advent89 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sweet Product! Reply
  • hyperlobic - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor for years and years. They've always been good, steady, and capable products that you can depend on. Reply
  • kunhan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    have a plextor burner from 2003, still going strong Reply
  • franxalot - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have never owned a Plextor product, but could be convinced Reply
  • patnor32 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes please! Reply
  • KillerBee2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have only had a Plextor CD drive in the past - see a lot of rave reviews on their SSDs Reply
  • antiocles - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a plextor CD burner back when that was a "thing". It was a fine CD burner, but was replaced with a no-name brand a few years later when CD burners were just normal components. I suppose I've noticed the brand name in some articles since, but honestly didn't really realize they were putting large effort into the SSD space. Maybe some more marketing efforts in that direction would be good... Reply
  • sonofgodfrey - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    It used to be if you wanted a quality CD burner you would get a Plextor SCSI drive. Well, times have changed, here's hoping the new SSDs raise the bar for everyone else like their CD burners did. Reply
  • rustedfaith - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Testing my luck, and hopefully able to resurrect my dead laptop with one of these. Reply
  • christcc2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • Phan4tom - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to try an SSD in my laptop to see the speed improvements. Reply
  • MilwaukeeMike - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sign me up :) Reply
  • Xafrini - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have no experience with Plextor...Yet... ;) Reply
  • slice - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor CD burner I had was excellent Reply
  • MasterofOssus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I haven't used a Plextor SSD, but I've had nothing but good experiences with their DVD drives, including the Lightscribe ones. Reply
  • GalaxyWide - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I suppose I could be persuaded to try a new SSD :) Reply
  • GalaxyWide - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Also, don't know much about Plextor, but they seem to make quality products. Reply
  • richsharman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know much about Plextor, but I could use the SSD. Reply
  • CptCheese - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I hadn't actually heard of Plextor until I saw an AnandTech Review of the M3 SSD. It's always nice to see a good competitor pop out of seemingly nowhere. Reply
  • ira9495 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • Boogaloo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    sure i'll enter >:o been looking for an ssd anyway Reply
  • Alex3917 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • Alex3917 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Oops, just reread the directions. To answer the actual question, I've never actually used Plextor hardware, as I've never actually heard of the brand until now. But now it's definitely on my radar! Reply
  • JLTech - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hardware from Plextor generally has been solid in terms of speed, performance, quality (including reliability) however they are somewhat pricey; but I suppose you get what you pay for! Aside from that, I've heard the Marvell Chipsets are top-notch.. hopefully I'll get the chance to experience for myself... :P Reply
  • eallan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Win it Reply
  • reuz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I sure would like a plextor SSD!
    Long ago I used my dad's plextor CD burner from... late 1990s? and I've heard about their SSDs more recently.
    Reply
  • decidon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've only used Plextors' CD burners in the late 90s and they were extremely reliable then. The drive was being used to archive data for where I worked and the drive actually creating readable CDs every time it was used was worth the premium then. Reply
  • clip78 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Good stuff! Reply
  • rpaske - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Plextor has alway had a name that denoted quality. Their SSD should be as good as their other products.
    rop
    Reply
  • ryguy64 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know much about Plextor. I read the review about these drives and was impressed. Reply
  • jmnewton - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    please to give me Reply
  • rubik546 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to see what this thing can do to with my old laptop. I have never used Plextor drives but if it performs, I would be a loyal customer. Reply
  • Dex1701 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use another SSD! Reply
  • Kakapoia - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never actually used a Plextor product, but will definitely consider them after this promotion. I associate the Plextor brand firmly with storage, but do not see them mentioned as much as the likes of Samsung or OCZ or Intel in the mainstream computing press (when it comes to SSDs). Targeting the enthusiast sector of the marketplace might be a way of generating interest in your products. Reply
  • Wolfpup - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Without cheating and looking up the company, all I can say is the name sounds VERY familiar, but I can't remember anything about them, nor whether I've had any Plextor gear...guess they sell optical drives among other things? Can't remember... Reply
  • mik123 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    me too Reply
  • Reflex - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Alright, lets see what happens... Reply
  • stym - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    It's time to replace that slow spinner of mine. The upgrade is long overdue! Reply
  • BW86 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I love my plextor burner and I'd love to add their ssd to my computer. Reply
  • blazeoptimus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm aware of there optical drive line. I have no opinion on there products - positive or negative (I have limited experience with them) Reply
  • doggghouse - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've known the brand name Plextor for a long time, but I couldn't remember what they made. I've been into PCs since the early 90s so I've heard of a lot of brands. Reply
  • w_km - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've only recently heard of Plextor (within the last year), but anyone offering affordable SSDs in now on my SSD radar as I look to upgrade from a HDD. Reply
  • mrfou - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I only know of Plextor through their optical burner products which were very reputable. Reply
  • iamabigfanofanandtech - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experience with plextor was more in the cd/dvd drive arena. I've always thought their drives were the best imo and sought them out whenever possible. I don't remember them being the cheapest option but usually if I go with other brands I wind up regretting it. Reply
  • cad411 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Please enter me in this contest. Reply
  • fvbounty - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Love Plextor stuff! Reply
  • cad411 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    *giveaway ;) Reply
  • Alandovos - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor being THE manufacturer of CD burners (before they became a commodity). I'd love to sample what they're up to in the SSD space. Reply
  • livewires - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Count me in. Reply
  • dmyster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    cool, would be a nice addition to my addiction of teck. Reply
  • Quixoticism - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never owned a Plextor product. I know that they make SSDs which I hear are good and that's about it. Reply
  • Shizuka0 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    welp I guess I'm in! :3 Reply
  • Skarn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have heard of Plextor's optical drives, although I don't recall working with said drives in the past (the PC manufacturer I worked for 20 years ago didn't use Plextor at the time). I first heard about their SSDs shortly after starting to follow AnandTech about two years ago. Reply
  • Vigneshj - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Could not afford for a 256 GB M5 pro last year as I'm short of savings :( But Glad I bought M5M (msata) and the first thing I'm impressed was additional 30-40 min battery time. Wow!! I wish to get M6 Pro (the next!) in holidays, hope I save enough this time. A light price adjustment would make easier (as a student)...!! Keep up your fantastic work Plextor!! Reply
  • rayek07 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment: I've never owned anything by Plextor. But I'm willing to give it a try! Reply
  • JohnHarker - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Good luck to everyone! Reply
  • bbatod - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entering the giveaway! Reply
  • Smudgeous - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've actually not owned anything Plextor for around 10 years now. Perhaps it's time to end the drought? Reply
  • danjw - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    DVD Burner is made my Plextor, they make solid products! Reply
  • danjw - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    err, My DVD ... Reply
  • madspartus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I <3 Giveaways! Reply
  • goldenatom - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes please! Reply
  • toddco13 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • PJM - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Not famliar with Plextor producs, looking forward to trying them. Reply
  • Vizsla1086 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have used plextor drives for a decade at a minimum Reply
  • Diller - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never owned a Plextor product so now must be the time. Reply
  • Weizilla1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry Reply
  • bmaltz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have an older SSD and it is great Reply
  • bmaltz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor 128GB SSD, that is Reply
  • Drasca - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome! Reply
  • Klober - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've owned Plextor CD and DVD burners for years and they've always been my most reliable burning devices. Definitely top quality products! Reply
  • Reality-Control - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks for the opportunity! Reply
  • corriellan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    oooh boy Reply
  • DLimmer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor DVD RW in my desktop tower. Reply
  • Eris23007 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CD burner 8 or 10 years ago when people still cared about the relative quality of such things. My recollection is that their CD burners worked noticeably better on a number of metrics and their software + drivers were solid. I would consider their SSDs seriously, assuming price parity or superiority to competitive drives from tier 1 suppliers such as Samsung, Micron/Crucial, Intel, etc. Reply
  • bdiddytampa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    sounds good to me, can never have too many SSDs :-D Reply
  • skinebones - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love one of these =) Reply
  • czummo76 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i have used many Plextor optical products through the years and have nothing but positive experiences.. My brother in law was looking for an SSD for his desktop and after reading Anandtech reviews in the SSD section i convinced him to purchase a Plextor M5 256GB several months ago.. i'd have to say he couldn't be happier with the performace of the product... Currently, i am trying to save up for the M5 Pro... Thanks Anand for the awesome and very thorough reviews you provide Reply
  • techattack - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I can't wait to test out Plextor. Reply
  • anonymous_user - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Having an SSD would be so awesome. But winning it would be even better! Reply
  • Moizy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I bought an M5S 128GB drive for a Thinkpad T520 and have been running it for about 8 months now. Nice drive, pretty consistent, but I've gotten the spare area down to 9.5% and can tell a difference. Need to siphon a few more things off of it to the 320GB data drive I have. But a nice drive. Never any hiccups, stuttering, freezing, or BSODs. Reply
  • imrf - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used quite a few Plextor drives over the years, dating back to the Plextor 4x20 SCSI and many drives since them. I've always liked their products and would love to have an SSD made by them, it would make my system that much better again. Reply
  • Thestrider - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    thanks plextor! Reply
  • chapagetti - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes great products. My DVD burner has been through it all. I expect this SSD to do the same for me. Reply
  • AssBall - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My Father burns a lot of CDs, now DVDs. When I build his rigs he always swings for a Plextor optical drive. They have been solid and reliable. I don't have much experience with their solid state drives, but if they are as nice as their optical I' definitely give them a look. Reply
  • RaLX - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Excellent! Reply
  • kezeka - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that they make quality disk drives but until recently I haven't read much about their SSDs. Certainly wouldn't pass up the opportunity to give one a chance and compare it to my crucial m4. Reply
  • The0ne - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Good company. Will definitely support them. Reply
  • Slaw - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    So far 773 comments - not too bad odds is you ask me. Reply
  • insanex1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm glad there is more competition in the SSD market prices are going down. Reply
  • dougwesson - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor has always made quality products, as a PC Tech I recommend them without thinking twice. I still use an external DVD-RW drive for a netbook I have with Linux on it. Reply
  • stuartrue - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have owned several Plextor optical drives. The brand was known for its reliable and high-performance products, and that reputation still holds today. With respect to SSDs, my impression is that the brand means high-end and well-tested, as well as more expensive. But as in the case of the Plextor optical drives, the price premium is well worth it. Reply
  • c4fusion - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want plrease Reply
  • rtfmx9 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor used to be famous for good quality optical drives. They recently switched to SSDs since optical drives became mostly unimportant. I used to own their SCSI CD ROM and it was great while I was still using optical drives. Not anymore - all downloads and image mounting nowadays.

    I wonder how good their SSDs are, competition is fierce, are their drives as reliable as their optical drives used to be?
    Reply
  • styxknight2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would be awesome to have! Enter me please! Reply
  • nwarawa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My first Plextor product was a 8x4x32 CDRW drive. The drive kept going and going and going. I finally gave it away just a couple years ago. I also had their Plextor Premium CDRW, which is still being sold today. Being able to force 1GB of data onto a CD was amusing, even if a little unpractical (the cheap 90min media I used to try it out deteriorated to unreadable within just 48 hours). The things you could do with that drive was amazing. I finally sold it 3 years ago for around $80... yes, for a CDRW. That's how much people valued Plextor's made-in-Japan drives. I still have a Plextor-made DVD-RW (not the current relabeled units) in my main machine today. My current understanding is that Plextor doesn't make their own optical drives anymore, but just relabels units from Liteon or whatever. It would be nice to know, if Plextor wants to be a Value-Added Reseller, what they are doing to add value? They should clear the air. Do they add dampening? Improve on the firmware? Their software is nice, so that's already a given. So far I've just been talking about their optical drives. I'd love to play with their SSDs, where software/firmware is paramount. I love Intel's and Samsung's tools for when setting up a client on an SSD. Reply
  • bigboxes - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor was known as a maker of the highest quality optical drives. Reply
  • Slmblck - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Still have a Plextor cd drive. Works like a charm after years and years. I've also heard great things about their SSDs! Reply
  • Rankor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I already have an M3 and an M5. Both great. Wouldn't mind another (Plextor) ssd! Reply
  • stotticus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is one of the most fun tech manufacturer names to say. Reply
  • WaterVsAnchor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Looks like a nice drive. Would love to win one and play with it! Reply
  • Psychosomatic - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    A single comment Reply
  • Stuka87 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor products have always worked great for me. Would love to have this drive! Reply
  • sartwell - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes quality stuff! Reply
  • jagk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I haven't had any experience with Plextor products. I've been following computer hardware for a while and when I think of hard drives, I usually think of companies like Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi or Crucial. I guess they have to make themselves known in the marketplace. Reply
  • omarccx - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I reaaaaaaaaaally need a new SSD. I want to try OS X on my 4.5GHz i5. Reply
  • northseaman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I am aware of Plextor. My personal use has been of their DVD burners.The higher prices in their products is usually offset by longer productive lifespans.Glad they are getting into SSDs. Reply
  • reberhart - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a CDRW from Plextor. Super reliable. Didn't know they were in the SSD market now. Reply
  • MLitz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Free stuff ftw. Reply
  • plcn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    would love another SSD. Go Plextor! Reply
  • WoWCow - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment! Reply
  • cclements443 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Commenting to enter! Reply
  • harbin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    great disk, would like one. probably will buy within a couple of months. Reply
  • nedjinski - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Glad to see Plextor still in the game, and this SSD looks very nice. Reply
  • InstallGuy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Purchased my first Plextor burner in 1999, a 8/2/20, then purchased our first CD duplicator with 2 of the same drives. Since then I have had well over 10 different Plextor drive models, currently have a PX-850SA & PX-880U, along with 6 duplicating systems utilizing these drives (used in our software production center).
    These drives each handled tens of thousands of discs without issue and all have been rock solid.
    Reply
  • oln - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never been disappointed in a plextor product. Reply
  • svott - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Always liked Plextor products. Reply
  • Josh123 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In it to win! Reply
  • Travk06 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me please! Reply
  • CharonPDX - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    COMMENT!

    Hopefully it doesn't die one month after the warranty expired, like my last Plextor product (a Plextor "Premium" 52x32x52 CD burner.)
    Reply
  • golfpan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment! Reply
  • FoTacTix - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Woot! Their CD burners used to be the best, I wonder how their SSDs are ;) Reply
  • luke8908 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    It would be nice to get my htpc project started with winning an SSD. Reply
  • hotsacoman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    How do I win this????? Reply
  • Baenwort - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've had a positive experience with Plextor CD/DVD drives in the past. Although my current drive is a LG HD-DVD/Blu Ray drive.

    I haven't heard a lot about their SSD line as I'm mostly interested in enterprise class drives as I'm paranoid about data security. I like that they tend to have capacitors to guarantee that incase of power failure there will be a final write cycle to save data.
    Reply
  • heero884 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm game :D Reply
  • bricked - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor's CD/DVD burner are very reliable. Reply
  • DawsonsDada - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thank You! Reply
  • trajik78 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    yay Plextor! Reply
  • bw7495 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My first CD burner was made by Plextor (1998 I think), though I don't have anything of theirs currently in use. Reply
  • aznronin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Gimme Gimme Gimee. Reply
  • PatrickBateman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    would be really nice update to sons aging laptop Reply
  • Aladrius - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have used Plextor burners since 1998, have always been pleased with the quality of their products. I hope the SSDs measure up to that standard. Reply
  • poofyhairguy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thank you for the chance! Reply
  • sucram03 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've known about Plextor since the days where a quality burner mattered. I've been following the reviews of their Pro line of SSDs, which seem to have an excellent build quality and made to outlast the other components of a PC. I'd be excited to get an M5 Pro :) Reply
  • Lothsahn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would go nicely with the "new" Mobo and processor I have... Reply
  • HercDriver - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would make an awesome boot drive. Reply
  • benjamin.mtzgr - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is my submission. I will win. Reply
  • dream.hunter - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • Aisorik - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Wouldn't mind a second SSD, my m4 is pretty blarghed Reply
  • crusanowski - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yay Reply
  • Sekkyo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I miss the good ol' days of Plextor's quality dominance in CD/DVD. Reply
  • cappy9999 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Commenting to get a free SSD ain't so bad, is it? Reply
  • kpb321 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember when their CD drives were the best. Would love one of their ssd's now. Reply
  • robl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I bought several Plextor cd drives. The fastest one was great, but burned out quickly. I'd love to try one of their SSD's! Reply
  • Jeffos - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My taxes would have gone so much faster with this Reply
  • dsha - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    sentry comment Reply
  • ATC9001 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    boom! I ate your grapes! Reply
  • bae0wolf - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Please help me and my computer so that it won't load pictures a la the AOL era Reply
  • blacktaxi2d - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I am posting a reply to this post.

    i will be randomly selected as a winner.
    Reply
  • Figaro56 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • willdeng - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • t_r_nelson - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would be a nice start to a new build I'm planning. Reply
  • nitemareglitch - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember my old school Plextor DVD Burner, ATA style and I loved it. I sure could use a new SSD by them. Reply
  • Chaser - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love to test out a Plextor and compare it against my Corsair Neutron GTX and OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS! Reply
  • kb9fcc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have known of Plextor from back when they made the best CD burners, internal or external. They were pretty much the only game in town when it came to reliable SCSI burners back then. My overall experience with Plextor has been positive. Reply
  • futbol4me - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    awesome Reply
  • Sea Shadow - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I must admit that I don't know too much about them as a company today. In the past I held them in high regarded for their optical media solutions (DVD burners, etc). That reputation has not changed in my mind, but I find that I rarely use my DVD burner. Until today I was unaware that they even made solid state solutions.

    My own experience with them as a company amounts to me owning a couple of their DVD burners.
    Reply
  • dotpex - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Nice Reply
  • Lazlo Panaflex - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Still have a Plextor IDE CD burner in my backup PC. This SSD would be a nice upgrade to my main system. Reply
  • mga1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor. I'm willing to put it to use in a new machine. Haven't used them in years. Reply
  • Zerhyn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I do not own any Plextor products, but I have heard that they make great optical drive products. I was considering them for one of my SSD drives. Only didn't purchase it because a sale popped up for a different brand. Reply
  • agent4678 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    im in Reply
  • Grebuloner - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've had Plextor CD burners in the past, and they lived their life well until they were retired or wore out. Reply
  • mrtoddles11 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • techxx - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment... hoping to get lucky! Reply
  • abhaxus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want one! Reply
  • evonitzer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I still think of Plextor as a CD Burner company, but that's probably because it's the only product I have owned. It was so long ago that I can't really comment on my experience with it, but I came to view disc drives as commodities and didn't think about them much. Plextor's SSD's are looking interesting though. Another drive for me would be just the ticket for the family computer. Thanks! Reply
  • xTRICKYxx - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never owned a plextor device. I will definitely give my feedback with a winning Entry Comment! Reply
  • jtallen123 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm familiar with their CD products. Reply
  • darckhart - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • mfinn999 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • gunks - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Heyyyoo! Reply
  • spe1491 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I was aware of them making optical drives and have been following the reviews on their SSD's, but have no first hand experience with their products. Reply
  • keith.jakober@gmail.com - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love to have this. Reply
  • chucknelson - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My entry:

    (1) I mostly know about Plextor based on their popularity when CD/DVD burners were the big thing. I associated them with premium burners, and I may have actually had enough money to buy one at some point. Their association with SSDs, at least to me, is very new, and really has only come to light because I visit Anandtech.

    (2) Don't have much experience with Plextor products. As I said I may have had a burner from them a long time ago, but I can't remember.
    Reply
  • mobile_expert - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • Evilspam - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Would be my first Plextor peripheral ;) Reply
  • alonn_01@yahoo.com - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have not heard much about plextor in the ssd market. The read/write number looks very good. Reply
  • servocharge - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have used Plextor storage products for all computer builds over the last 12 years from the PX-708A onward to current PX-B310SA with no breakdowns or malfunctions. Their PX-M402U was indispensible for transferring all beta recordings of Miami Vice to DVD. No doubt their SSDs will be outstanding performers. Reply
  • IKeelU - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I regard them as the company that made very high quality optical drives back in the day. I have never owned one of their products since they were too expensive for me. Reply
  • UnifiedForgetfulMemory - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love a new SSD to replace my aging Vertex 2 Reply
  • PSLegacy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Cool Giveaway! GL everybody! Reply
  • govtpiggy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entering Reply
  • dbxpurdue - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor has ruled my home built PCs for a decade! Reply
  • MmmmmBeef - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    nice Reply
  • ezekiel68 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is a name I trust for DVD/Blu-ray disk readers/writers when I build PCs. I'm not as familiar with their SSD products. I believe they also have network attached storage products, but I'm not sure whether they are currently selling them or not. Reply
  • gelat - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry. Plextor rocks. Reply
  • djshortsleeve - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    " reply to this post"

    Plextor (and Anandtech) is the best!!! I tell everyone I know. Especially if I win this!
    Reply
  • coryhud - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I think the thing everyone really cares about is that it looks good...brushed aluminum. Reply
  • m1nila - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor burner was one of the first burners i used Reply
  • Majes - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never owned anything by Plextor and only recently noticed them on websites like this one. I thought that the monitors at work were Plextor but they were Planar monitors instead. Would be interested to try out some merch. Reply
  • PCTC2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm in for an entry. Reply
  • russdarens - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've had optical drives by plextor in many computers over the years. Didn't know they made SSDs.
    Also, the signup process is not very clear when it errors out.
    Reply
  • aznjoka - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My llano notebook has been looking for some more spice in its life. Reply
  • Lanax - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    To be honest Plextor is not a brand I recognize. I've been built five or six computers for personal use over the past 15 years and am not familiar with their products. Reply
  • RenaissanceA - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I owned an old Plextor CD burner that I bought because it was one of the best available at that time. I was very satisfied with it. Until recently I didn't even realize Plextor was still in business because I don't hear about them very much. Reply
  • Narco5 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    First CD burner ever purchased was from Plextor. I have always correlated the Plextor brand with quality. It seems every PC enthusiast thinks Plextor only makes CD/DVD/BluRay drives. Plextor needs to be more proactive in promoting other items they produce. Reply
  • crimson117 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entered! Reply
  • Azethoth - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used many a Plextor CD drive over the years in various PC builds. Reply
  • KrazyBear15 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Get your entry comment...HERE! Reply
  • Amoro - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Definitely interested in trying a Plextor SSD. Reply
  • rwpritchett - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've only had Plextor's optical drives. I hear good things about the M5 SSD's though. Reply
  • wb182 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    It would be advantageous for me to win this. Reply
  • cletus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I never win these but I can't stop trying Reply
  • RU482 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • punkinduster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The information I know about Plextor I have obtained from anandtech.com. A great source for tech info... Reply
  • FragKrag - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    boop boop Reply
  • KC7SWH - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    When CD burners first came out, Plextor was top of the line. Reply
  • jensend - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Honestly, all I knew about Plextor was is that they used to make superior optical drives and some hard drives, and that they'd faded from the market. Anandtech's recent SSD coverage is the only thing I've heard about them in 5+ years. Had to look them up on Wikipedia to learn about why they're still in business. When most folks have the impression your company is a shell of its former self and aren't aware of what you now have to offer, market research seems like a good idea. Reply
  • fragmentedsoul - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I am curious about the quality of Plextor. Entry entry. Reply
  • SAMSAMHA - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    love the plextor ssd Reply
  • Davabled - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pleases enter me into the drawing. Reply
  • Spacecomber - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Early in my computer career, I remember Plextor being the "Cadillacs" of CD burners. If you wanted the best, you went with a Plextor. They were somewhat more expensive, but capable of copying and burning even hard to work with discs. They were solid drives and I probably still have a couple around in some older builds. Unfortunately for Plextor, the optical drive sector seems to have become more a question of who can make the cheapest drive, and the prices are so low, now, you just throw them out when they develop problems. "Bic pens" have won the day. Reply
  • TheAngryPenguin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Snausages?!? Reply
  • BrownSound - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hooray giveaway! Reply
  • acole1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plexor makes good stuff. I'll be able to report how good the drive is if I win. ;-)
    Of Plexor products, I think I've only ever used an optical drive.
    Reply
  • Swordkd - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I always remember Plextor as having some of the best optical burning drives on the market. Reply
  • murraymartini - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use a SSD Reply
  • mischlep - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CD burner way back in the day, kept that thing around for ages, passing it down from build to build until IDE was no longer readily supported on motherboards and I needed to build a new server box. Reply
  • hartleyb - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never used Plextor products not becuase I wouldn't use them, but they are not well advertised. I typically shop at Fry's, or New Wave online, but I have never seen Plextor advertised outside of a few online adds. I would love to try one out and see how their SDD compares to the most advertised competitors like crucial, intel, and Seagate. Reply
  • LinkTiger - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I do not have any of Plextor's products, though I hear good things. Reply
  • Excelsior - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I still remember Plextor being the king of cd burners. Their name is synonymous with quality, in my mind. Reply
  • Cannyone - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have one of their older 128GB SSDs (specifically the PX-128M2S) and while its performance was never stellar its still working fine. Reply
  • snowdyowns - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Well well well it looks like somebodies entry comment done turned in to a Grand Prize Winner. Reply
  • Flipper34 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know much about the solid state stuff they make but the optical stuff has always been good. Would love to try out the SS products. Reply
  • Wheezer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • cstring625 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't think I've had anything from Plextor, but the online reviews seem favorable. Reply
  • snowdyowns - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I wonder how this is going to compare to the Corsair Neutron GTX Reply
  • arctother - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I dimly remember my first CD drive was a Plextor way back when. Worked great. Reply
  • thefizzle656 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that they make or at least made some of the best CD burners around and that their SSDs are supposed to be pretty good. Reply
  • cstring625 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't think I've had anything from Plextor, but the online reviews seem favorable. Reply
  • x1conroe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    looks like fun Reply
  • lance_gilbert - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    good to see additional competition in the ssd marketplace, go plextor! Reply
  • zillybong - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes solid SSDs Reply
  • bmoraca - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment! Reply
  • JDZTech - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor was the first cd-rom drive I ever had and purchased many afterwards. Good stuff anandtech always brings the best new gear news. Reply
  • brownk5 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've user CD burners from Plextor in the past when they were the high end / most reliable of the burner crowd. Now burners are generally all the same. I've heard / read than Plextor had started doing SSDs going after the same "high end / high reliability" market. When I'm next in the market for an SSD, I'll evaluate Plextor versus Crucial, Samsung, Intel, and OCZ. Reply
  • elderhogg - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I hope I win! Reply
  • etdigitalis - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    If Plextor's SSDs hold-up half as well as their optical drives I think they have a winner. Reply
  • BoothTime - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I literally created an account just to enter this. You win, anandtech. Reply
  • ushpuppy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Looking forward to owning this. Reply
  • Apollyon1980 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would like to build a new server and this would speed it up quite a bit. Reply
  • Joe_G - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    OOhhh nice stuff. I hope I win. Reply
  • bubbl07 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • pavlindrom - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    To say the truth, I don't know much about Plextor; I only recognize them as a brand as I have seen them previously on Newegg. I don't but many tech products, but I do have a netbook that begs me to have its hard drive swapped out for an SSD. I agree with it. I would have purchased an SSD if I weren't so young and pennyless, mostly due to my recent exit from a local University, which still places a toll on my wallet that I satisfy using my current employment. If Plextor were willing to supply me with an SSD to put into an HP Mini 311, I would turn thankful. Knowing myself (something that I think I do better than anybody else) I will brag about this cool new thing I got to many people. People will hear about Plextor as a result. I will probably boast to my brother, showing him how a weak computer with a great SSD becomes a usable tool. If an ROI would be done on all these comments, mine should speak itself above the others. Reply
  • moriz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    sup. i herd u liek mudkipz Reply
  • beepboy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My WHS could use this as its boot drive. Reply
  • kanhaiya - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Been using pextor dvd drive at work for a while now. Not had any issues for over 3 years. Reply
  • drewmsmith - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I wasn't aware of the plextor name and am unaware of all products they offer. Reply
  • craftykarma - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • imjustmatthew - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I only know plextor as a brand of optical drives. With all the sketchy SSD makers in the market (there seem to be a million all rebadging junk) I doubt I would buy a plextor SSD rather than something like a Samsung or Intel that I know is going to last. I might buy a plextor SSD if it was cheap for a disposable laptop or desktop that wasn't important to me. Reply
  • kumquatsrus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i have owned a Plextor cd burner, which still works great to this day. Reply
  • crashtestdummy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know they've been around forever as an optical drive manufacturer. I've had a couple of their drives. They've been solid. Reply
  • adrianmaule - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment. If I win I'll put it in my wife's computer...she'll like that. I already have SSDs in my computers. Can't beat having speed. Reply
  • emesis - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • mutatio - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Oddly enough, I've been eyeballing a Plextor SSD as a complement to my Samsung 840 Pro, given it's competitive specs and power usage. Entry comment, indeed. Reply
  • estrello - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    come plextor, come! Reply
  • CyberKender - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experience with Plextor is all 'back in the day', when they were *The* name in CD burners. Never could justify the additional expense for my own systems, but I've used a few Plextor burners at work, and never had a complaint about the drive. Would love to have another go with equipment of that quality for myself. Reply
  • MorpheusMan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    First experience with Plextor was back in the late 1990's. Plextor had a reputation for being the premier manufacturer of CD-R drives, so when I wanted to add a CD-R to my computer, Plextor seemed like the logical choice. I got up early for a Black Friday deal at Comp USA and came home with a brand new Plextor CD-R. Waited until Christmas Day do install the drive. Most of the time the drive worked as expected, though it seemed a little "finicky" at times, refusing to write or even read CD's for no apparent reason.
    This somewhat mixed experience is probably why that was the only Plextor I've ever owned. However, I still perceive Plextor as an innovative high end brand, and have watched their expansion into SSD technology with great interest.
    Reply
  • estrello - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is a quality brand, originally from Belgium. I've owned cd and dvd burners from them, always quality stuff. Reply
  • treecats - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yeah, Plextor makes quality product Reply
  • jaZZguy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor optical drives for a long time. First one I ever owned. I associate Plextor with quality. Reply
  • unrulycow - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've had good success with their CD burners, well made products Reply
  • Sqwrlnutz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes, please. Reply
  • cyiton - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • FlagSker - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor has been a gold standard for disc drives for many years. They have been the goto brand when making any new build. This reputation crosses over to NAS and SSD products. Reply
  • Big Lug - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have the need for speed. Reply
  • chalupa13 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    pick me! pick meee! Reply
  • eece_ret - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • pvrvideoman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hook me up. I need a real performance upgrade, and this fits the bill! Reply
  • dh2020 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    would be great boot drive for my next build Reply
  • JGKunzler - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Reply
  • Gast - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    They made awesome burners back in the day, but I no longer use CD/DVD based media, and their SSD's are something I look at, but I end up choosing another non-sandforce based drive (Samsung, Intel, Crucial). Reply
  • compudog - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love one of these drives! Reply
  • SunLord - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to own a scsi 2x cd burner from plextor i burned around 2-3000 cds with it before I dropped it down a flight of stairs on accident during a rebuild Reply
  • x1conroe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i have heard of plextor, but never used their products.
    brand representation looks good. does not seem like a cheap brand at all.
    seems reliable as well.
    Reply
  • gophertron - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is my entry comment! Reply
  • pulsation - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    It's mine! Reply
  • archmann - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Winner, winner, chicken, dinner Reply
  • Dunner523 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Contest Entry,

    Still have an 10 year old (working) CD burner by Plextor. Good stuff!
    Reply
  • slickdoody - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Howdy Reply
  • rudyv1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is king! Reply
  • konroh77 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Had a couple of CD burners from Plextor back in the day, quality stuff, replaced when i got rid of my SCSI setup. Reply
  • attackcrow - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry! Reply
  • Giffs - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry giveaway comment :)
    Would be really nice to win the SSD
    Reply
  • Hubb1e - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CD burner but since that time I hadn't heard much about them until SSDs. I've heard about the Plextor SSDs and considered them, but I ended up going with Samsung Reply
  • ZoSo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Been using Plextor burners for years and always had good luck with them. Still have the first Plextor I bought in the late 90's, an 8X SCSI CD-R and it still works. I'm definitely curious about their SSDs and if they are as dependable as their burners. Reply
  • jdburton - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have no experience with or knowledge of Plextor products. Reply
  • Cepak - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CD burner many years ago. I'd be happy to try out the SSD in one of my 3 PCs. Reply
  • KeyboardG - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entre entry. Reply
  • flandies - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    yay free stuff! Reply
  • johan851 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yes please! Reply
  • landerf - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I r comment ting Reply
  • highlnder69 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love this as my 1st SSD. Reply
  • Freakie - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In the past I haven't really felt like there was enough info about Plaxtor drives to have a specific want for them. This might have changed recently, but when looking at SSD's before Plextor kind of felt like an off brand, and I therefore wanted an more well-known brand over it. I think Plextor just needs to keep working at making a bigger name for its self in the SSD market.

    I name I would of course help them build by touting the awesome SSD I won :P
    Reply
  • TheXGuy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hope to win Reply
  • Darthsomethingcoolbutevil - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Fingers-crossed!! :) could really use a speed boost to the old laptop. Reply
  • apudapus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I first heard about Plextor as making quality optical drives over a decade ago. Now they're apparently making SSDs. Reply
  • plion - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    always liked their cd burners Reply
  • ncy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    count me in Reply
  • HexiumVII - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    still got SCSI plextor stuffs! Reply
  • vshah - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i remember my awesome plextor burners from back in the day :D Reply
  • joelerch - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I just started seriously thinking about getting an SSD, and plextor makes some good stuff. Count me in! Reply
  • karmacoma - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have to admit, I don't really know anything about Plextor. I've seen the name before, but I'm new to PC building so I'm still just discovering brands. What better way to get acquainted with them than with a free SSD though, right? :D Reply
  • Taenon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have never owned a Plextor product and I'm not quite sure what they sell, but the M5 Pro seems to be built with the same quality parts as other SSDs so I have no reason to believe it wouldn't be competitive. Reply
  • BigLeagueJammer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    What I know about Plextor is that they made excellent CD burners back in the day and right now are putting out some fast SSDs. I've never owned a Plextor product, but I would be open to having one in the future. Reply
  • matt.lindfors - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Contest Entry Comment Reply
  • pattycake0147 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor being a big name in the optical drive business, and that they made good products. Honestly I thought the company disappeared until a product announcement from one of the younger editors on the site talking about never having heard of Plextor before their new SSD line. Glad to see them making headlines recently. Reply
  • MRsnufalufagus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I bought a Plextor CD burner in 2000. The market for CD burners then was very similar to the market for SSD drives today. The available options were dodgy, and even the best brands were coming in with entries that caused more headache than off brands in more robust categories. Plextor had just emerged at that time with a burner that not only dusted the competition in performance, but gave us a reliable enough incarnation of the technology that we could consider it finally to have arrived. It is a blessing if that DNA is passed on to SSD products. Reply
  • recordingpro - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I don't know much about Plextor other than I used to have one of their CD burners. Used it for a long time and it never gave me any fits. Reply
  • Oldguy@6 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have used Plextor opticals and related utilities for many years without a single drive failure. Based on that alone, willing to give Plextor a shot at the nex set of SSD purchases. Reply
  • jkeeton - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have always liked plextor's stuff. I'd like to have a chance to see how this would be. Reply
  • ArtShapiro - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The company's product line has generally been well-received over the years. I'd have no reluctance to try an SSD from Plextor. Reply
  • Elixer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My 3rd optical drive was a Plextor when the sony and toshiba crapped out. Still works to this day. Reply
  • jpeck - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • tonealone - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    ok, here's my comment, where's my Plextor? Reply
  • jpeck - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    i don't know much about plextor. I'm pretty sure there was a good review here recently. Reply
  • StormDuck - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment as well. Reply
  • Drizzt321 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Used to have a Plextor CD-RW back in the day, and they had a great reputation for avoiding buffer-underruns during CD burning. It worked great, as advertised and never had a coaster from it that I can recall. More recently, nothing specific, just that they're around, and the reviews done here at Anandtech about their SSD's which seem pretty good. Reply
  • Aoleus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Another SSD would be nice... Reply
  • kronus1979 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Have had Plextor optical drives in the past....top notch. Have been eyeballing the M5 Pro since it came out. Reply
  • Stoneburner - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I stopped buying plextor when they started rebadging DVD burners. My px-716 was godly though.

    Anyway, I am NOT entering this contest. I don't deserve nice things.
    Reply
  • Bobsy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have only one experience with Plextor and it's a great one. Soon after I purchased my second computer, a boutique-assembled 486-DX2 66 MHz, I decided to "splurge" and add a CD-ROM drive. PC magazines at the time recommended a Plextor 4X model. It was by far the most expensive drive of its category but it was also the best by far. I bought it and have been very happy with it for years. Plextor, for me, represents the nec plus ultra in anything they make. Reply
  • samuraid - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've seen a lot of optical drives made by Plextor as well as some of their SSD offerings.
    In general, it seems like they strive for a higher level of quality; however, I've seen just as many Plextor optical drives fail as other brands, so I'm not sure if the increased cost and reputation is warranted. Maybe I just got a few flukes, though. I'd love to give their SSDs a try. :)
    Reply
  • calculagator - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use one of these to finally upgrade my last computer to an ssd. Hopefully, the Plextor is more like my Samsung than my OCZ. Reply
  • Ryard - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entering! Reply
  • vuduman5 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have really only known them by their CD drives. Reply
  • atgarcia - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I first heard of Plextor about 12+ yrs ago. At the time, Plextor was considered the Cadillac of optical drives. I bought 2 or 3 Plextor drives over the years with great results. Most recently, I began using Plextor SSD storage after the many positive reviews. I currently have a Plextor M3 128GB SSD and a Plextor M5 128GB SSD. Both have performed beyond my expectations. The latter added a considerable performance jump to my aging HP laptop. Reply
  • polymersayb - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've heard the name before but have never used a Plextor product or known anyone who has. Reply
  • narbeh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Great giveaway, thank you AnandTech. Reply
  • klipprand - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    all your plextor belong to me :) Reply
  • LB-ID - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    From about 1995-2006, Plextor was the only brand I would consider for a CD/DVD writer; there was nothing else that had the same levels of performance and stability. I had them from early external units, through the SCSI units that required a caddy, up to their late IDE units. Beyond about 2006 though the market turned those drives into a commodity, where I could get the same performance for a quarter of the price, and my interest waned.

    If Plextor can bring the same level of quality and dependability to their SSDs, I'd be very interested. I've been burned by several low-quality SSDs with substandard support.
    Reply
  • DesertCat - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My very first 4X SCSI CD drive was a Plextor. Loved that drive. I always appreciated their packages because they gave you decent software to go along with the drive. Nice to see Plextor wading into the SSD market. Reply
  • yelped - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have had a couple of Plextor DVD drives over the years. I'm very happy with their quality. Reply
  • Someguyperson - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My laptop is headed towards its fourth birthday now and it's still stuck with a 5400RPM drive. I could really use this drive. Reply
  • FeloniousBoxer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would be awesome! And solve some storage issues for me. :) Reply
  • rushidesai - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Laptop's getting old. Need to replace that x25-m. Reply
  • dschaeffer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor for their quality optical disk drives. Reply
  • Creator1326 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to have an old Plexor CD/DVD writer drive way back in the day. Other than this giveaway SSD I haven't heard much from them in years. Reply
  • spham - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've always known them for having quality burners. My first was a plextor cd-r then a dvd-r. Quality is always great with their hardware. Reply
  • Cool Byte - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor for making some rock solid CD drives. I hope their SSD's are just as good! Reply
  • drsushi - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    ssd me asap Reply
  • cassie6301 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Great company. Would really speed up my Lenovo laptop Reply
  • crimson40 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Loved their burners in years past, they defined the bar that others were to work to. I'm all about spending more for a higher quality product. I have not tried their SSDs at this point. Reply
  • hackztor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry. Reply
  • Jammrock - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Can always use more storage. Reply
  • random betrayal - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have not ever had a plextor made component. I have read many reviews on this and other sites and they seem to be fine in terms of quality, but they are not as featured as other brands. Reply
  • danact - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never owned a Plextor product but they had high quality, expensive optical drives that I coveted. I'm not very familiar with their SSDs or other products. Reply
  • jorberto - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    gimme gimme gimme! Reply
  • Nalerian - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Never had a Plextor branded product, have only heard/seen the name in passing. Would be interested in trying their product out. Reply
  • kbp - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Bought my first Plextor CD burner (1x) back in the early 90's for my freinds computer store so we could stop "flipping floppy's" on Windows installs. Believe there where 13 disks you had to load for windows 95. This made work so much easier. Reply
  • spugm1r3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Seeing as they are hoping for some market research out of this, I'll be perfectly honest; I have never owned a Plextor product. My standard for eligible products in new builds usually follows this pattern, the newest technology from a recognizable name with a good price. Plextor usually fails on the recognzible name aspect. I just don't know enough about their products. But I'm open-minded, and a free sample would go a long way in helping me form an opinion:) Reply
  • deathbyburrito2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have had Plextor CD/DVD drives in the past. Reply
  • NARC4457 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Only 1000 comments so far. Better odds than the lottery! Reply
  • dpe415 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • slickr - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Where are the European contests? I mean anandtech is really crappy with their prizes, only giving them out in the US. Reply
  • Burner27 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would be an awesome drive for the kids' PC! Reply
  • rendgrish - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never owned a Plextor product, but I used to have several external burners that I used at work, and I considered them to be the best on the market (yes, this was 10+ years ago). To be completely honest, I don't see Plextor very much anymore- they are lacking in brand visibility. Reply
  • nfriedly - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I still mainly associate plextor with building the best cd burners around - I had one and it worked like a champ for years. And from what I hear, their SSDs are pretty good too... Reply
  • kazanma - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor used to be known for having the best optical drives, but nowadays I don't hear much about any of their products at all. Reply
  • curlysu148 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never owned a plexor product, but I could really use another ssd for windows! thanks Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I first heard about Plextor through SSD reviews on this very site. Reply
  • zachj - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know of Plextor from the days when their CD-RW drives were excellent products. So maybe back in 2002/2003? I'm sure their products are just as good but I don't remember hearing much from them in the past few years... Reply
  • ausmate - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I never used a SSD before, but would luv to try a Plextor SSD in my LGA775 configured machine. Reply
  • Voldenuit - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have a Plextor M3 128 GB as the boot drive in my desktop and installed a Crucial m4 128 GB mSATA SSD (related drive with same controller but different NAND and firmware) in my wife's laptop. Back when CD/DVD-writers were still relevant, Plextor was always near the top of my personal picks because of their reliability and ease of region unlocking. Reply
  • droorda - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • stahm - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to only buy Plextor CD drives, when they made their own drives. Once they adopted their rebranding program, there wasn't enough value for the additional cost. I always liked the drives they actually produced, though. I would be very curious to see how I like a Plextor SSD compared to the Intel and Corsair ones that I currently have in use...consider me entered in this drawing. Reply
  • aznchum - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor = Quality. I used to have a buddy in high school that used Plextor optical drives exclusively in his builds. Reply
  • hmooblis - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love a SSD by Plextor! Reply
  • trisct - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Had a Plextor CDROM burner back in the day, was high quality but somewhat expensive stuff. Commoditization of CD and DVD burners made them less relevant for a while there. Reply
  • hollovoid7 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Gimme one of those. Reply
  • Tuggster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SDD sweetness!!! Reply
  • rascalion - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • Avalon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My first CD-Writer was a Plextor. I believe it was a 4x CD+R. Drive lasted forever. Reply
  • cyrusfox - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • ABR - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I hadn't realized Plextor made SSDs and have not had any experience with other Plextor products. Reply
  • GTI337 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Bought my first Plextor CD burner back in 1994. Think it was around $350 if I remember correctly. High quality, never burned a coaster unless I screwed something up. Had many Plextor drives after that and still associate the brand with quality. Reply
  • song x - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    that's mine~ Reply
  • denwin1102 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    my father-in-law has a plextor ssd and is quite happy with it. plextor was one of the few options in the running when I was looking for my ssd a few months ago and only lost out due to price. Reply
  • quantumhobbit - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've been aware of Plextor for a while and associated them with removable storage. Of course they seem to have a higher profile, at least in tech journalism, recently with their SSD's. Reply
  • muuher - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Great timing for the hp laptop upgrade Reply
  • cybereql - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    a nice upgrade to my hdd... entry comment Reply
  • SirKronan - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks for the chance to win, AnandTech!! Reply
  • karasaj - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a cd burner from Plextor, great back in the day! I've used a Plextor M3 SSD and recommended it more times than I can count to friends (I'm the resident computer builder in the family/friend circles) and nobody has complained! And I need more storage space :) Reply
  • britjh22 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment, could use a SSD for my laptop! Reply
  • kenwood81 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • vol7ron - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would be perfect for my new build Reply
  • Phynaz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Back in the 90's Plextor the top brand. I remember spending $700 on 2x cd burner.

    Unfortunately when the price dropped out of the bottom of the storage market and Plextor basically started re-badging other companies cheap drives their quality plummeted. I haven't bought a Plextor product in probably seven years due to that.
    Reply
  • ncsaephanh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Woohoo! ENTRY COMMENT! Now, gimme gimme. Reply
  • NealJayu - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm commenting. Hooray! Reply
  • polysick - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entering Reply
  • msahni - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    "The M5 Pro is a 6Gbps SATA drive that uses Marvell's 9174 controller with Plextor's custom firmware."

    Hey wasn't that a Marvel 9187 controller there Sorry I thought thats what you said in your review of the drive...

    Cheers
    Reply
  • msahni - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Also I really don't get the reason for the slow sales (lesser reviews) on newegg and amazon compared to the older controller drives like crucial m4 as well as other marvel controller drives... Crucial, Corsair are coming up with drives with this controller now almost 6 months after plextor has them in the market yet the older drives are still blowing the market away in terms of sales...

    This is the drive that everyone else with non sandforce/samsung controller is catching up to so I think Plextor needs some serious marketing for their sales to pick up.

    Cheers...
    Reply
  • cicatriz63 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome Reply
  • sephiros64 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Here we go! Reply
  • kavanoz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I see you Reply
  • DWolvin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesomesauce! Reply
  • Cravenmor - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In my experience the Plextor CD drives were particularly sought after especially in the early 2000's when Plextools was gaining attention. I had Plextor CD burners during this time, the 16/10/40 comes to mind for lasting many years. Eventually bought Plextor DVD/CD burners which also were high quality and lasted many years (any one recall the easter egg of bypassing "movie playback" mode?). It was commonly said that Plextor assembled their own drives for a while before re-badging pre-assembled drives from other manufacturers in the mid-2000's. In any case, a lot of the competition offered lower prices and Plextor remained the brand at a premium price. Reply
  • tbone311 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry! Reply
  • SpaceRanger - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment :) Reply
  • drewfus0929 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would go great with my OCZ Vertex 4 boot drive. Reply
  • lamlim8 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor was the name brand for CD drives back in the 1990s. Reply
  • Silencei2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Glad to see Plextor is making a come back in one way or another Reply
  • phatswarra - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor was very well known for making high quality CD burners. I bought a Plextor burner in the late 90s, after my old 4x burner died. Plextor drives cost more than others, but produced consistently good cds at max burn speeds. Reply
  • Glocjt - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yay Plextor. Reply
  • twindragon6 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • genannt - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment. Reply
  • GhostClocking3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks AT & Plextor, was looking for a reason to upgrade. Reply
  • SRHelicity - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Me! Reply
  • doiron - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • Spoogie - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    count me in Reply
  • cinzano - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment, let's go plextor! Reply
  • Michael McNamara - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I believe my first CD burner was a Plextor, long long time ago now. Reply
  • Sadieparty - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    GIMMIE :) Reply
  • ddiepo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • zzmxj5 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I love these SSDs Reply
  • soulcarver - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    An SSD is my next upgrade regardless. This would be an added bonus! Reply
  • weemanpow3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm still using a slow 5400rpm HDD. I can't wait to treat my baby with an SSD. Reply
  • ats13 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    used to have a plextor CDR which worked great Reply
  • haxor911 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Looks cool. Gimmie gimmie. Reply
  • microe14 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor as the go-to company for all things optical, CD readers and writers. I remember a time where Plextor was the only reliable maker in the market even for high workstations (Sun workstations). I have owned or supported CD writers from plextor and have found them to be extremely reliable, living up to that reputation. Reply
  • ThatOtherOtherGuy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have only recently heard of Plexor when doing SSD research. I've heard that their M5 series is one of the best choices for SSDs, barring Samsung and OCZ. Reply
  • Idlorj - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used a Plextor optical drive in the past. I bought it for its reliability. Reply
  • armodons - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry for a SSD! Reply
  • jmhsrv - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    looks like a solid little unit Reply
  • Nick2000 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Count me in Reply
  • lmcd - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    SSD meh please

    Seriously, this'll help my lappy big-time.
    Reply
  • lmcd - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Personal experience is low but I've recommended their SSDs a fair bit actually. I've had a hand-me-down DVD drive, and recommended their bluray drives. Reply
  • Slash3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Heyoooo! Reply
  • PseudoKnight - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used, but never owned, Plextor disc drives. I don't have a strong impression either way on the quality of their products. I suppose this is because of their limited product line. But this giveaway has certainly made me more aware of the brand, so mission successful. Reply
  • KTony - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have had several Plextor CD/DVD recorders over the years. This comment is for entry. Reply
  • Trefugl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The only product line that comes to mind when I think of Plextor is the m-series of SSDs... and that's thanks to Anandtech. I recall their CD drives now that I've read someone's comment, but unfortunately they are not a brand I typically think of when recommending parts for friends (not for lack of quality, just don't think to). Maybe a free SSD will change that! Reply
  • muufin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment :) Reply
  • ShumOSU - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I think my only experience has been with CD burners, which seemed to be solid and work fine. I haven't heard of them associated with SSDs, but then I haven't been in the SSD market for a little while now so any new models I wouldn't be aware of. Reply
  • Margalus - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I haven't owned a plextor product since my old old CD burner, but would certainly entertain the thought of a new ssd to see if the quality is still there. Reply
  • cspencer408 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • dylan522p - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • xchewy2314 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CD-RW drive. Best drive at the time. Would love to try out their SSD as my Sandisk Extreme 120GB developed errors. Reply
  • ct760ster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Count me in! (y) Reply
  • twkatadin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm in Reply
  • qnetjoe - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    All I know about Plextor is that they made the dvd burner that is still in my pc and it has been rock solid. Reply
  • Ancillas - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that Plextor used to be the cadillac of CD burners. I don't really have any thought on the brand as I've never owned a Plextor product. Reply
  • zuffy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Always been a fan of Plextor products. Would love to own a Plextor SSD. Reply
  • WebViewer - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Good luck to all! Reply
  • gobaers - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I wonder if this comment is being processed on a server that is using a Plextor SSD. Reply
  • joetekubi - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know Plextor makes DVD burners and SSD drives. I've never owned one, but feel that the time is right for some positive change! Reply
  • Prefektion - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Could use a nice SSD. Here's to hoping I get drawn! Reply
  • toms98pc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Perfect item to speed up my system. Reply
  • Solandri - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Bought a Plextor 12x-20x CD-RW drive in the 1990s. It worked well and was solidly constructed. Heck it's still in my closet and probably still works. But it was rather expensive, and I was disappointed with how quickly "regular" cheaper CD-RW drives surpassed it in speed and value.

    Because of my experience with the quality, I've kept my eye out for good deals on Plextor equipment. But so far the high price has always driven me to alternatives. Maybe if I were building a business system which needed to last 5-10 years I might pay the extra. But my personal systems get upgraded every 2-3 years, and the additional cost hasn't been worth it.
    Reply
  • Emperorpiehead - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've never had a plextor component before but I will be using one(plextor M5S) for a $600 home/office computer Reply
  • gattacaDNA - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor is one of the few SSD suppliers to even try to get the user + admin passwords correct.. Hopefully they have / will. Reply
  • hardhat2 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The only product that I have owned from Plextor was a cd burner. It lasted over 8 years, much better than any of the Samsung or LG burners I have used since. However, since then I haven't really heard anything about Plextor. I know their SSDs are good quality, but I went with a different brand because of a great deal and relative lack of knowledge about Plextor SSDs last time.. Reply
  • gloinsir - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    gimme da schpeed! Reply
  • jchurchi - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Super-brillant comment right here. Reply
  • thezy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • crazzyeddie - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I really really need an SSD! Reply
  • burwij - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In it to win it.

    I don't have much experience with Plextor beyond CD/DVD burning products, but everything has been positive.
    Reply
  • Deleshious - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I do not know much about the company. I used an internal cd-rw drive from them a long time ago. Reply
  • gogumadork - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Let's see how good their SSDs are! Reply
  • kreedaz - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know that Plextor makes optical drives.
    I have never personally owned a Plextor product, but my wife had an external drive before I married her and she said she was very happy with it. I also know the internal optical drives are highly thought of at Maximum PC.
    Reply
  • AlmightyPants - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Free! Reply
  • mrcaffeinex - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have considered getting a Plextor SSD, but a free trial is even better. Reply
  • lordwolf2004 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Can't go wrong with free! Reply
  • Egg - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love one. Reply
  • kjohnson28 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Nice Giveaway Thanks for the chance to win Reply
  • henweigh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Successful. :) Reply
  • bradley - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes the only SSD I truly trust, especially the M3 -- which rocks. Thanks. Reply
  • ptaylor10220 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My last Plextor was a CD burner - Worked great - I'd love to have one of these SSDs. Reply
  • Sarge_T - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Zomg at all these comments! Reply
  • lightningbaron - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes reliable products. Haven't had a CD burner (SCSI) or DVD burner (SATA) failed on me. Thy made some of the best drives during its time. My most recent was a M5 Pro (256GB) SSD, great drive (my first SSD drive that is not based on Sandforce and Intel NAND). Reply
  • cdoubleu - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would like to win. Reply
  • Octopaganini - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Me wants. Reply
  • CTrak - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Awesome chance, thank you.........I'm in! Reply
  • ebelin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Last time I heard of Plextor was in the era of CD-burners, circa '94. Plextor was regarded by co-workers fairly well back than and I got one of the burners myself. I have not heard of them recently.

    My experience owning a Plextor CD-burner was uneventful - it did the job just fine but this was over 15 years ago. Hardly relevant data today.
    Reply
  • HammerStrike - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Didn't know plextor made an ssd. Reply
  • phuzi0n - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor had really solid CD/DVD drives but it has been a while since I heard their name. Reply
  • buzzardt - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor Drives for years and have found them to be Top Quality. Reply
  • pmc8853 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Posting for entry Reply
  • raen7 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor! I know they make great disc burners and SSDs, and my experience with one of their DVD burners was excellent. Reply
  • alfredska - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My comments are valuable. Reply
  • ImDonly1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I mostly know plextor for the CD-RW burners they used to make. They were top notch and supported more of the advanced features compared to other brands.

    Hopefully their SSDs are as good.
    Reply
  • arthur449 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Word of mouth is that Plextor made some of the finest SCSI CD-ROMs and CD writers available. (I helped a friend daisy-chain one of their 6-disc changers before I knew much about the brand.) Another of my friends described their drives' reliability by saying, "you could set it on fire and kick it down the stairs and it'd still finish the disc successfully." Sadly, in the face of armies of 'cheap' and 'works, good enough' optical drives, they've recently been rebadging and charging a significant markup for their brand name.

    As far as personal experience goes, I still have an external USB2.0/Firewire Plextor DVD-RW drive from 2003. I used it to digitize a family member's overtly huge collection of music CDs, so he wouldn't have to haul and store 80+lbs of plastic and jewel cases. Despite the thousands of discs it read, it's still going strong.

    Beyond optical media, I'm very aware of their attempts to become a big player in the highly competitive SSD market. Their M5P-series is on my short list of recommendations (Samsung 840 Pro, Corsair Neutron) when coworkers, friends, or family ask me about good SSDs with long warranties.
    Reply
  • Dxcad - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want one! Reply
  • itspirrip - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm really indeed of this to build my gaming pc, please help a gamer out. this is my entry comment. i hope i win.. really need it! Reply
  • Race_Bannon - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry! Reply
  • Markallen1988 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • dk127832 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick Me! Pick Me! Reply
  • tiny0077 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Woo Hoo Reply
  • renosablast - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    criteria satisfied? Reply
  • etryter3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    entry Reply
  • sjankech - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    plz let me win. swtor loads so slow for me Reply
  • bosjty - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I feel like I have heard "plextor" but I cannot remember what they make. I'm a tech enthusiast having been in the hardware/software industry since 1987. I've built my own PC recently (intel core i5 sandy bridge) and I've been an early adopter (that has been burned twice) with SSDs. My first three were OCZ and two failed on my very early on. I now have two Intel 520s in my home and work PC. SSD is the future, but for prosumers who don't have huge redundant raid arrays reliability is key. when these things fail they are a brick and all your data is gone. Welcome to Plextor. Reply
  • IVIauricius - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've read AT reviews of Plextor SSDs. Haven't purchased anything from them yet. Reply
  • MacGyverSG1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I loved Plextor back in the day when they made their CD/DVD drives. It started out in early 2001 when I bought the PX-40TSUWi (40x Ultra Wide SCSI) CD-ROM. I had just built a new computer using a Seagate Cheetah 15K Ultra Wide SCSI HDD for my boot drive. Then a little later that year I bought the PX-W2410TA (24x CD-RW Drive) to replace my Acer 24X CD-RW Drive that died. The PX-W2410TA was a great drive to create perfect copies of copy protected CDs using Blindwrite. A big reason why I bought the drive, plus the Plextor quality. Then it wasn't until early 2005 that I bought the PX-716SA to replace the PX-W2410TA. Not long after I bought the BenQ DD DW1640 (great drive by the way), but still used the Plextor drive. Once I read that Lite-On would be making the Plextor drives I started looking elsewhere. Then Plextor came back into my life during late 2012. I bought the PX-256M3P for my new Ivybridge build. I liked the idea that Plextor wrote their own custom firmware and used the very stable Marvell controller chip. A 5-year warranty was icing on the cake. The SSD drive has run flawlessly. I can't wait for what Plextor has in store for us next.

    If I was to win the PX-128M5P I would give it to my brother who has just started to build a new computer (with my advice and guidance). He only needs a few more parts and a Plextor SSD would be a great addition.

    BTW, all of my Plextor drives still work and I have burned thousands of CDs and DVDs.
    Reply
  • hawkmoon523 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I sure would love to win a quality SSD! Reply
  • mcouillard - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Beep: entry comment Reply
  • tonyswu - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sweet, maybe I can finally upgrade my PowerBook G3 from 1999 lol Reply
  • Gochupanda - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    thanks for the giveaway Reply
  • esoptericdactyl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know nothing about them, have never heard of them. Reply
  • LuluTheMonk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    In! Reply
  • xweb - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    com ment o Reply
  • colsanders - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor CD/DVD-RW's for many years. I'm excited to see how their SSD's will be. Reply
  • pmienke - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Be rely nice to win one Reply
  • adgarud - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor DVD-R's. Reply
  • seanp789 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I love me some SSD Reply
  • Charlie_98 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I remember using Plextor CD drives in my old dispatch computer. I really wanted a Plextor M5P for my desktop but bought a competing brand because at the time it was on sale. I still think the M5P is a very solid drive (excuse the pun.) Reply
  • conflictserum - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Le entry comment Reply
  • msbytes - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use one of these. Reply
  • platten - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment :) Reply
  • ivanchek - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Thanks for this great giveaway.
    Please count me in.
    Reply
  • owbert - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Fingers crossed. Reply
  • redfoot12 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I recommended a Plextor CD burner for my brother when I built his machine over 10 years ago. Reply
  • YaBaBom - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Testing the "I win an SSD system" Reply
  • kowalabearhugs - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I promise to do something. Reply
  • bgold2007 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Donuts. Yum.

    Plextor Burners. Yummm...

    Plextor M5 Solid State Drives. Yuuummmmmm!
    Reply
  • n2qcn - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • nwaro438 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Well, I now know that plextor makes SSDs'. Never owned a product...yet. Reply
  • akay47z - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Yey Reply
  • gldnduck - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entering for SSD! Reply
  • Hoku - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My experience with both internal and external Plextor DVD burners has been excellent. Reply
  • PlextorPro - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have been using Plextor burners/drives since 2005 in the computers I have built. it would be interesting to own a Plextor SSD!! Reply
  • flavorflav - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    wanted to try m3 when on closeout, couldn't find one. like to try m5. have an old cd drive (ide!) still working on old machine! Reply
  • hapkiman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. It will be mine. Reply
  • Fujikoma - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I purchased a rather pricey Plextor dvd burner that died in less than a year. It was cheaper to puchase a different one, than pay for the shipping and repair. I'm curious if what I bought was a one-off. Reply
  • TSkyline5 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would love the chance to try one of these. Reply
  • papabear34 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    below to enter Reply
  • mkhadi1 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've heard of plextor from waaay back when they made cd/dvd players but I don't actually remember if I owned anything plextor. Their SSDs seemed to be better than OCZ Vertex series and if the price was right, I'd have actually bought it but I ended up getting the samsung 830 because it was cheaper on sale. Reply
  • agrobinson - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • agrobinson - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Started using Plextor SCSI CD drives 15 years ago and have always felt they were top of the line devices. Reply
  • bsp2020 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want to win! Reply
  • custom33 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    My knowledge on Plextor is that they are a company that is relatively new to the market under whom ssds are made. Their ssds are similar to crucial ssds in terms of speed and price and have favorable reviews. Reply
  • Atomic Roooster - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I want a Plextor SSD! Reply
  • adwit19 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to win the contest!!!! Reply
  • iDarwin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • unhuman - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Entry! Reply
  • androk - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor always has top quality products. Reply
  • TheWhrl - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've only ever owned one Plextor product. It was a CD-ROM from a lonnnng time ago and it lasted me over the period of a couple builds. It was pretty damned good. Reply
  • zshift - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    pick me! Reply
  • taracatac - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I really need this! Reply
  • Aigoo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    in it to win it, but I doubt I'm actually going to win! Reply
  • c4e - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to have a really old school Plextor CD burner back in the '90s.. 4x, i believe. Back in the day when you feared walking around the house while the burner operated, lest you vibrated the floor and caused a bad cd burn and lost a $1-$2 CD-R as the result Reply
  • davidroyalpaine - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could really use this... Reply
  • epobirs - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This would do very nicely for the HTPC I plan to build soon. Already have the case. Just waiting to see what Haswell mini-ITX will offer. Reply
  • jep - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    the winning comment Reply
  • shermanx - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    is storage still the bottleneck? I am using the very old Intel 80G and it seems fine to me. Reply
  • Nfarce - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would sure love to have this as the OS drive in my new laptop Reply
  • Bob Bril - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    waiting to win:) Reply
  • d-shade - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I never had a plextor product I always knew they they were the pricier DVD drives when I used to get dvd drives. A few of my friends had them and swore on their quality but I always just went with cheaper stuff. I was just looking around for an ssd for my laptop so this would be a win win for me! Reply
  • dsargent - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Me want! You give? Reply
  • martajd - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I won a plextor dvd drive, and that is it! Reply
  • tester42 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have had 2 Plextor DVD burners and one is still working great. Quality has been above average. Reply
  • Comdrpopnfresh - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know almost nothing about Plextor. Pretty sure I had a cd/dvd burner that was Plextor brand, and possibly bought a Plextor flash drive for a family member. Reply
  • Phantom9309 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd love to win this! Reply
  • EWP - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've owned both a Plextor SCSI CD Burner and an IDE DVD Burner and was very happy with both. Reply
  • Aelus7 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Back when Plextor was TEXEL, and in the year I was born my dad got a rig that used a TEXEL CD-ROM optical drive; I learned how to use a PC when they had floppy drives, and the first rig I learnt on (that we had as a family) had a floppy drive made by Plextor. The products have served us well and I've watched the company develop its SSD lineup over the years and know the M2 was the first SATA 3 drive released which is a pretty cool achievement. It's safe to say an M5 would be very well used and appreciated : P Reply
  • scottish_usa - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've had Plextor CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives before, good kit. Reply
  • nickersonm - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'm using an M5 pro at the moment - my general feeling about Plextor's SSDs is that they're a blend between high quality and performance: not very expensive, yet pretty good (although not the best). Reply
  • rembo666 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'll take one! Reply
  • johnp888 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor cdrw's and dvdrw's have been highly regarded. Always lusted after those. Recently have seen ssd reviews on anandtech. They seem very good. Hopefully I get to try one to see for myself Reply
  • gerf - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I used to have plextor optical drives, and they were great. Now, an extra free SSD would be awesome for some testing at work, to convince my bosses that upgrading to SSDs is worthwhile... Reply
  • RickJ5 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I'd love to win a Plextor M5 Pro! Reply
  • rdatoc - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Plextor had an excellent reputation for their burners back in the day and it's good to see that they've continued that tradition with their SSDs Reply
  • Dchadick - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Sweet. I want! Reply
  • greywood - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've used Plextor CD and DVD burners in several systems - all were very reliable. Reply
  • asuglax - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use it Reply
  • Badkarma - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use a SSD. Reply
  • to359632 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LAWD JESUS GIMME A PLEXTA! Reply
  • JanisBunny - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would like to win this!! Reply
  • squads77 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Always heard Plextor's products are good quality. Would be nice to verify that myself... Reply
  • DCRussian - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Would be awesome to get this Reply
  • ishmoo21 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • fralexandr - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    <3 plextor Reply
  • jcsnappy - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hello, I'm a moderate technologist who has heard of Plextor products, but I have never purchased any because I am unfamiliar with the brand and their general quality. However, I would certainly be willing to give Plextor a chance and would love to supercharge my computer with a new SSD! Thanks. Reply
  • ImperfectLink - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Blip... Reply
  • SolarBlue - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I've always had a soft spot for Plextor hardware, ever since my old trusty Plextor 48x CDRW drive! My trusty 128GB M2S SSD has served me well for a couple years now. It would be nice to get an upgrade! Reply
  • timesicle - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    wishful comment~ Reply
  • Stanand - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have no experience using Plextor products, but Plextor is the only brand I know that has an excellent reputation for reliable optical drives. Before today, I didn't know they made SSDs. However, based on their reputation for reliability, Plextor is one of the first brands I'd consider if I was buying an SSD (along with Intel and Samsung). Reply
  • whiteonline - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Pitiful entry attempt...but successful. Reply
  • psfc_yojimbo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Here's to my chance at testing out a new Plextor! Reply
  • winniDpoo - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I have heard lots of good thing about Plextor SSDs, hope i can try it too. :) Reply
  • reF0rm - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    This is my announcement for entry, do not ignore. Reply
  • boidsonly - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I know it:
    1) got rave reviews (MPC, CNET, etc.)
    2) would look great in my PC!!
    Reply
  • skylake - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I first heard about Plextor through an Anandtech review of the Plextor M3. From that review, I gained a bit of respect for the performance of the drive. Later that year, Plextor and Newegg had a deal I noticed on SlickDeals, for the 256 GB M3. It had an instant rebate, as well as a $50 gift card offer. The price was unbelievable counting the gift card so I pulled the trigger and upgraded my system. I've been very satisfied with the performance of the drive and would recommend Plextor if not for this caveat. I submitted my rebate and got confirmation that it had been received. I still have not received the $50 gift card. Other than that my experience with Plextor has been great. Reply
  • sholling007 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I could use one of these. Reply
  • nickggully - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    The first CD burner I had that didn't regularly burn coasters was a Plextor, worked really well. I didn't know they were getting into quality SSDs. Neat product, I will look into them in the future. Reply
  • branin - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    I would love to win this. Thanks. Reply
  • tcullum - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Hi - would love to win this. Reply
  • dmguerrero - Monday, April 15, 2013 - link

    Need an SSD, this seems like a good one! Reply
  • chrisprcr - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I could really use a new SSD. Reply
  • Psyt - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    When I think about Plextor, I automatically associate them with highly rated cd and dvd drives. Reply
  • rs1089 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've only heard positive things about Plextor. They have a great reputation because they make high quality products that they stand behind. Very excited for this giveaway. Reply
  • lukmeg - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • Lycros - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Already have the M5S, but the pro would be better :P Reply
  • egtx7 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Looks like a great SSD Reply
  • myuuchan - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    1301th? Reply
  • Scabies - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Pretty sure I had a Plextor CD/DVD burner back in the day... ended up out-living the rest of the system and made it through subsequent rig upgrades. I'd say that's a good word for the brand name. Reply
  • verytony - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    comment Reply
  • rdcbcd1982 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    :) Smiles for possible victory :) Reply
  • cshaun7 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor used to do DVD writers and they were pretty good. Can't remember if I ever had one, to far back. Reply
  • Grodahn - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    my entry comment Reply
  • peteritism - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    #winning Reply
  • scarhead - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    The M5 sounds like an exciting drive! Reply
  • punjabiplaya - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    single comment Reply
  • Grandpa - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    A good fast hard drive is always useful. I'd love to try and RAID 0 these. Reply
  • DeftonesGirly - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Sweet! Thanks for the giveaway! Reply
  • flashbacck - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    yarg! Reply
  • el Sharlito - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    roar! Reply
  • Speedypenguin - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • jacob0401 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    in for the win Reply
  • DarkNeutron - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    An entry comment, this is. Reply
  • hansmuff - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Please send it to me thx :) Reply
  • scy1192 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Would certainly be nice to win. Reply
  • kevin.beister - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I bought two Plextor BD-ROMs about 3 years ago. One stopped reading disks after about a year. The other is still doing it's job. Reply
  • e. - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    When someone mention Plextor, CD/DVD burners come to my mind. I've been following them in the SSD market, but still couldn't try tone. Reply
  • PyreoftheLiving - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Misread the headline as Maxtor, which in my experience made the best hard drives. I have one that's outlasted two back-to-back Seagate drives, and to think they're the ones that bought Maxtor. Reply
  • LuPiS1068 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Yes Please! Reply
  • chalex - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Thank you anandtech Reply
  • cobra32 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor is the good stuff Reply
  • at00 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    This is Xtreme! Reply
  • ar38070 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    you make great optical drives Reply
  • Vi0cT - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    The First time I heard/read about Plextor was in a book from Bob Katz (Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science) and he recommended their CD burners for Professional Audio work, so I went with Plextor for CD/DVD/BD burners/writers ever since. When I knew they were making SSD was curious to try one since their burners were 1st tier. However never had the chance/money to try one :P Reply
  • Yrusoad - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    My DVD drives have always been Plextor, no reason really, I've just always gone with them. Never had an issue. Reply
  • ooiman92 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I needs a new OS drive, HDD so slow. kthx Reply
  • godl!ke - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    suerte! Reply
  • diastatic.power - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Mmmm. M5. Reply
  • davealan42 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I would love an SSD HD. thanks for the opportunity! Reply
  • Mr_Becks - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I know Plextor makes SSDs and I don't have any experience with their products. Yet. Reply
  • JamesWoods - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    COMMENTED! :D Reply
  • jfiosi - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I remember Plextor optical drives as being innovative, a bit expensive, and highly reliable. I owned a few way back when. Didn't know that they are back full-scale. There is always room for high quality, high-performing, affordable items. And who doesn't love competition! Go Plextor! Reply
  • benjos - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    competition is good Reply
  • majincob - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I recognize the name Plextor but don't recall if I've ever purchased any of their products. Brand impression-wise I don't have any positive or negative associations with it. Reply
  • datalre - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    thanks for the contest, plextor is a good maker. Reply
  • PW_TX - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor gives away great SSD drives! :-) Reply
  • reese695 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I need some SSD speed! Reply
  • abcslayer - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    let's try to see if I am lucky. Reply
  • todlerix - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor Plextor Plextor. Reply
  • rashmeister - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CD-RW drive back in the day. It was well-known as being the best in terms of lowest error rate. Now, I have a great impression of their SSD drives thanks mainly to Anandtech's reviews. I love how reliable and bug-free they are! If Plextor's SSDs had similar power consumption compared to Samsung's drives, I would buy them in a heartbeat. Reply
  • ravish - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    pick me! Reply
  • evongugg - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Good luck! Reply
  • Apolladan - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    pls gief ssd Reply
  • sdtheflyest - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    What I know of Plextor is that they make supposedly quality products, especially Burners. I've not bought anything from them though, as the price is usually too steep for my tastes. Reply
  • Garaith - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Would like to compare to the OCZ Agility 3 128GB that I am currently using. Reply
  • nicoky - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Need an SSD, this seems like a good one! Reply
  • Splotto - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • ljtatej - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Looks like a decent ssd. Wouldn't mind it for a new build. Reply
  • Stami - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    760SA ;-) Reply
  • 1putt - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I would never use any other burner but Plextor until sadly Plextor fell prey to the dirt cheap coaster creators. I have not purchased any products since the revival as a re-branded product. It will be interesting to see if the old sexy plexy can rise out of the ashes again. Quality is important to some and Price is important to some. Which way will the new plextor go? Reply
  • jepsr - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I would like to own one!!! Reply
  • sic4672 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    want please, thanks so much ^_^ Reply
  • zangza - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Thank you AnandTech and Plextor for this amazing opportunity, I would love to be able to have this SSD and leave my mechanical drives behind. Reply
  • mjh215 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Thanks and good luck everyone! Reply
  • germslopz - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Ive never owned any Plextor products. I know of the company but just never bought anything. Im hoping to win this so i can experience it for myself ;) Reply
  • catharsis54 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Would be great to try in my laptop Reply
  • FusionX7 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    As an owner of the M5S i really like to have this one:) Reply
  • martinpm68 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    It's been a long time since I've had anything from Plextor but I'd be interested in trying it! Reply
  • dank69 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Single Comment Reply
  • JaYp146 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment! Reply
  • fc528e - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    mmmm babay Reply
  • olimazi - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    the Plex 128 would fit nicely into my finely tuned system. Reply
  • CaedenV - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Hope I win! Could use a good SSD for the laptop! Reply
  • digitalsolo - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Sign me up for this one! Love to win a Plextor drive, I've been running their optical stuff for many, many years, great products. Reply
  • Fenrir3050 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Building a new PC - this would be a perfect addition... Reply
  • BigLan - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Good luck, everyone (but I really hope you all lose so I'll win!) Reply
  • jer0009 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Pleaxot makes great products. I hope I wim Reply
  • forgrim - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've had Plextor CD drives and burners since the late 90's and it was my first experience when I built my first computer. Reply
  • cknobman - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Sweet. Reply
  • Cardio - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I have a smaller older Plexor and it has been flawless....surely would like another! Always loved their Optical products and the SSD's appear to be the same highest quality! Reply
  • jpmills - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I like the 5 year warranty. Reply
  • RandomUsername3245 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I primarily associate the name Plextor with cd / dvd writers. I have used Plextor drives in the past, but it has been many years since I've actually cared about the brand of cd or dvd drive that I buy. Since Plextor has good performing SSDs with a good warranty, I'll definitely keep them in mind for future purchases. Reply
  • jkuo13 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've never personally bought Plextor gear, but it has a good reputation with my friends. Reply
  • treyswild - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry for Storage
    Plextor M5 Pro (128GB) SSD Giveaway
    Reply
  • wcgrnway - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Free stuff is cool, and Plextor makes better than average stuff so win / win. Reply
  • nKwoel - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Nice to join this giveaway Reply
  • MidianSpawned - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I first bought a Plextor CD Burner back in 2000 when I was living in the UK. I don't remember the model number, but I do recall paying nearly £200 for it at a time when the competition was priced around the £120 mark. What was unique about the Plexwriter was that it worked very well with CDRWin at the time for making those "archival" copies of ones PS1 games. The plexwriter overcame things like illegal TOC issues, and I always had good success with overburn settings. Burnproof was a boon. In the UK at least, Plextor always represented the height of optical disk creation technology. Ahh those halcyon days when an Athlon 1GHz slot processor was the boss. :) Reply
  • xXxKillerxXx - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • idiotsavant1 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Great giveaway! Reply
  • adamsc525 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Whats better than a SSD? A free SSD ;) Reply
  • SQr - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • irongnome - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor is as far as I know, one of the best CD/DVD drive manufacturers. Not for speed or features, but for being rock solid in performance. I have one in an old pentium III desktop that still works. Makes me wonder if their SSD will be able to live up to this kind of expectation of reliability. Reply
  • maxwave - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Stuff for free, always good. Reply
  • OctaneZ - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Oh, Yes Please! Reply
  • PabloGuillermo - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Definitely could use this guy. Entry Comment. Reply
  • sleepeeg3 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Want Plextor M5 Pro SSD. Will use and appreciate! Reply
  • Homebrewedhero - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • sligett - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor used to the be high-end CD/DVD drive vendor. They are my preferred SSD vendor. Reply
  • netholio - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Quality and user experience has always been what Plextor is about - I'd love to win! Reply
  • fgyn - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes very fast and reliable drives. Reply
  • cyjunk - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Have a Plextor DVD drive. Would love to have a SSD. Reply
  • Strife21 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I know plextor has always made great optical drives but I hear they are doing a good job moving into the ssd market. Reply
  • MSTech13 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I can has SSD? Reply
  • WJames - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • atticus14 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    my kingdom for an SSD Reply
  • bskott - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've already got a Plextor SSD, and it's been great. I could use a new one, though! Reply
  • placebo139 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    One of the first CD burners I've ever purchased was a Plextor. It's now sitting in a drawer but still works after 12 years. Reply
  • Zenoru - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I haven't owned a Plextor product, but have heard their SSDs are some of the most reliable. Reply
  • originalnetadmin - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've heard aboup Plextor before in AT reviews and I think I had a Plextor DVD-RW drive at one point. I've heard, again in customer reviews, that Plextor SSDs are extremely reliable. Other than that I don't have too much information. Reply
  • bgraves - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Enter me Reply
  • frelledstl - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Would speed up puter nicely. Reply
  • emajnthis - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I remember having a really old computer with a plextor CD Drive in it and it worked without fail until the day i donated the computer. I honestly haven't owned a Plextor branded product since unless they're reselling under different brand names. Reply
  • Stranman - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    My 5400 rpm drive isn't cutting the musturd. Reply
  • artoodetoo - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I fondly remember my Plextor burner... Reply
  • some_guy - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    what you know about Plextor and/or what your experience has been with Plextor products:

    I have never bought a Plexor product as far as I recall. I usually by whatever SSD is considered the most reliable by reviews on the web.
    Reply
  • andres - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Comment. Reply
  • the goat - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Stuff and whatnot. Reply
  • PawnX - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    For me they have always been known for hi quality cd/dvd/burners.I"m not to familiar with them outside of that market however. Reply
  • beachbum68 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Let's hope I win! Reply
  • GprophetB - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    GLHF! Plextor making a comeback? Looks like it. Reply
  • carun - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Looks like a nice SSD Reply
  • stig401 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I want one Reply
  • ithirdeye - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Upgrade me! Reply
  • somebrains - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Daddy needs a new SSD. Reply
  • bhoboo - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I had been using Plexter burners for years. They are top notch products. Reply
  • jrgilm24 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I am familiar with Plextor CD and DVD burners. You payed a little more but got what you paid for. I would hope Plextor continues making products that are just above all the rest. Reply
  • kleinwl - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Me too! Goooo!!! Reply
  • calicob - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    wonderful. Reply
  • cowzzwoc - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    eventually ill win one of these!! Reply
  • vlouie - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Recently purchased a Plextor M5 128GB for Newegg for my Macbook. Works great so far. 12 second bootup and 3 second shut down. Reply
  • stsh0502 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Pick ME! Reply
  • wsr86197 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    The only thing I knew about Plextor prior to finding about them making SSDs were CD burners and that they were great cd burners Reply
  • FerrousStorm - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    An entry comment. Am not familiar with Plextor, but the specs look good. Have a computer or two that could use a drive upgrade. Reply
  • doubleminus - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment!! I love Plextor - looks like a great drive. Reply
  • hax0rkeith - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    i sure could use another SSD. Reply
  • millercommamatt - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    As far as I'm concerned, Plextor has an excellent, if not dated, reputation for best-of-class optical drives. I'd love to see if the same if true of their SSDs. Reply
  • pts211 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment! Reply
  • CheBuzz - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Could use a new SSD. Reply
  • vidhead50 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor is the best in optical drives, I expect nothing less from their SSD drives! Reply
  • halestock - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    ENTERING Reply
  • jhongenator - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    No experience with plextor. I've heard of the company so that is good from a branding perspective, but have no other impression than that. Reply
  • zanderk - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Have always heard good things about Plex but haven't used one of their products Reply
  • BobaFett - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I don't recall ever purchasing a plextor HDD/SSD, but I have used plextor optical drives. It's not a name that pops in my head when searching for hardware but that can change with a little bit of marketing. He who shouts the loudest, moves the most product. Reply
  • rjkarl - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Comment made Reply
  • Netguru20 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've had several CD drives from Plextor and they have always outlived the system they were in! Reply
  • lexor1704 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    SSD for me please :) Reply
  • kstan12 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    i need this drive. Reply
  • MumblinBerk - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Used a few Plextor optical drives for builds back in the 90's. They were always considered top-of-the-line back then, for performance and quality. I ran across this article as I'm in the market for an SSD at the moment, and didn't know Plextor made one. Will look at the research numbers.

    -Berk
    Reply
  • yuriylsh - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Maybe this time?... :) Reply
  • I am as mad as hell - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Come to daddy Reply
  • jmu - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Wohoo!! Reply
  • wantCCD - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I would like to try it in my mac mini Reply
  • thornh45 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Had Plextor optical Drives years ago, Great products. Currently own one the M5 Pro SSD's 256 GB, have had it abpout 4 months now, was a great upgrade for my desktop. Reply
  • rshappard - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    This is the last piece of the puzzle that I need. Boost my Winsat score! Reply
  • PeaceMahn - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    My only experience with plextor was a CD or DVD drive I had in a tower I built a few years ago. Seemed to work fine. Other than that I've never encountered plextor-branded stuff. Reply
  • martyrant - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've always loved their optical drives, they've always been quality and generally never made coasters. Would love to see how their SSDs handle :) Reply
  • miahshodan - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor for CD writers a long time ago, and they were considered the best. But haven't heard much from them lately. I didn't realize they made anything other than optical drives. Reply
  • codicus - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Comment Submitted Reply
  • rdugar - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Hope the SSD are as good as the Optical Drives! Reply
  • BlankPC_IV - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • mishuk3 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • Nemokrad - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • kevp - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    All I know of Plextor is that they used to be the envy of the block in optical drives. I know nothing else about the company. Reply
  • phalstaph - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I want a ssd, please pick me. Reply
  • Gatepc - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I'm putting together a new custom rig and this would make a wonderful gift to me. Also its my birthday today? So pick me lol :) Reply
  • gknoy - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Thank you for your in depth and high quality reviews. Things like this are like icing on the cake. Reply
  • atwells - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    me want :) Reply
  • Firebat5 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Have had an M2Pro installed in a Dell workstation for a couple of years. Have not had any issues with it. I picked it over other the Vertex 2 Pro at the time because I thought that given Plextor's experience with firmware in optical drives, their SSD firmware would be reliable(had a previous experience with a Vertex 2 Pro that bricked). It was the right purchase. Reply
  • jrtroo - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    awesome. Reply
  • LanceDavis - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I know Anandtech Tech speaks highly of Plextor and I have yet to experience the companies products or policies! Reply
  • makhschaf - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I want to win Reply
  • spartango - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Would love one... Reply
  • Ragnaroknroll - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I haven't used Plextor products before, but I haven't had a ssd yet, a 128Gb ssd would be nice as a replacement drive in my laptop since its mechanical drive is getting a bit old. Reply
  • Gastoncapo - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    oh yes please :) Reply
  • JerTech - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I don't know anything about Plextor.
    I have not used any Plextor products that I know of.
    Reply
  • Paca - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    My Plextor optical drive is still going strong and Plextor SSDs are fantastic! Reply
  • goldfish42 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I need a SSD! Reply
  • smartguytech - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I am fond of learning IT and test softwares and hardwares. I would like to test this SSD as well because I don't have SSD yet. Reply
  • esspeeambox - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I know Plextor mainly as a manufacturer of optical drives, not SSDs. Used to have a Plextor DVD drive on my old computer, it outlasted the computer. Would have re-used except for the IDE interface becoming obsolete.

    Optical drives are largely a commodity - I look for a decent price from a reputable manufacturer. Have had a couple non-Plextor optical drives go bad, easily fixed by purchasing another one.

    SSDs (or HDDs) are a different matter entirely. Manufacturer's reputation and online reviews for reliability are my #1 factor. I will pay more more for a HDD/SSD if it has a demonstrated track record of reliability. If an SSD goes bad, that's much harder to recover from than an optical drive. There are some brands I wouldn't use if they were free; a spike in 1-star reviews is a deal breaker. Plextor has a good reputation so I'd be willing to give them a try.
    Reply
  • DSperlak - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've heard of Plextor's SSDs, haven't owned one though. Not sure what else they make to be honest. Reply
  • sprpwr5 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor for the win! Reply
  • littlebitstrouds - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Comment Reply
  • noisemekanik - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Do want. Reply
  • Muadib - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • hsu8888 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    my cdrw is awesome. Reply
  • jp1 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Enter a long time Plextor owner Reply
  • killerDroid - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I want one Reply
  • austin133788 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • gwolfman - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Please enter me in the contest. As for Plextor, I haven't used one of your product since DVD burners were new, but I know you make highly competitive SSDs because of sites like AnandTech, and I hope this giveaway ends my long spout with no Plextor products. Reply
  • ChickenFur - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I would like this please. I would use it most faithfully. Reply
  • arcith - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I would like to be entered! Reply
  • btroy - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • MrPerlishells - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I comment here for an entry into Plextor SSD giveaway. That is all. Carry on. Reply
  • voodeux - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor drives are solid. I've had no problems with them in my builds. Reply
  • animal4547 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Hace heard good things about Plextor SSDs, wouldn't mind trying one out Reply
  • animal4547 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    edit: hace should be have (lol) Reply
  • sushi650 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    For me? Reply
  • DeschutesCore - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I still own a PX-716A

    When I ran a shop in the early 2000's, we went through hundreds of these units as they just plain worked. RMA's were never a problem, firmware was never an issue.

    Nothing but good things to say about them.

    Now, I just need to replace this OCZ Vertex 2...
    Reply
  • wertyuio - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    entry Reply
  • eviltechie - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've owned CD burners, DVD burners from Plextor and they never disappointed me. Back then, CD and DVD writes were all about using the right strategy for the right media. Oh the drive itself mattered too of course. Plextor was always had the leading edge in firmware development giving itself the leadership position in performance and reliability.

    Same thing here with the SSDs since its joint-venture with LiteOn. Having owned the M3S 128GB for over a year now, it is apparent that the same strategy of good components and firmware development has brought them to a very competitive scene, beating out most of the competitors in performance and reliability. Even though they are a late entrant (relatively so) to the SSD market, they have caught up fairly quick.

    The R&D approach of starting with reliable hardware and tuning its firmware and layout to create better performance gives hope that yes, consumer SSDs can performance well and not compromise on reliability.

    With Samsung 840 Pro prices gradually falling, it will be quite interesting to see how the new Plextor M5 Pro stacks up against the popular Korean competitor.

    Hint: I have high hopes for Plextor.
    Reply
  • uninja - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    My experience with Plextor is/was my first cd-burner. Worked great. Reply
  • Taristin - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Free is for me! (My entry comment) Reply
  • fisher19 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. The first CD burner I had was a Plextor. It lasted several years. They make great products. Reply
  • AidenNareal - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    A friend of mine recently purchased a Plextor SSD, and i can tell the difference. It loads apps way faster than his HDD previous. Reply
  • roncat - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I have had quite a few Plextor CD and DVD burners through the years. Still have a 716 in use. They might be a bit more expensive up front, but they just run and run, so they are always the best value in the long run. If their SSDs are anything like their other products, they should be bulletproof. Reply
  • mburke93 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor cdrom drives where some of the best you could get for your computer. Reply
  • bossmann1313 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I do not have any experience with Plextor, but have considered buying a ssd from them given their good reputation. Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to everyone! Reply
  • compunut - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    My first experience with Plextor was with a 4x CD drive that used caddies. I have always been impressed with the quality I got with Plextor products (that CD drive performed better than later 16x drives that I had). Reply
  • velatra - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry comment here :-) Reply
  • kkwst2 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Can never have too many SSD's. Reply
  • stnemmoc - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    First comment! I've never owned Plextor but it sound like a quality drive. Reply
  • MrbLOB9000 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I haven't used a Plextor product is probably 10 years. They always had a rep for making quality stuff but it was always at least twice (sometimes three times) as expensive as Lite-On. While definitely better, the price didn't warrant what seemed like only marginal gains.

    I had no idea they were making SSDs and when I saw this article was like, "Oh, cool, bet those are nice drives."
    Reply
  • Cjkdog - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Love the site. Reply
  • bwooster0 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I hope i win Reply
  • drummer914 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor Win Reply
  • mattpenning - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor: Quality since the days of CD-ROM Reply
  • BadThad - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Plextor, they bring back memories of making the #1 CDROM drives in the market. I never minded paying a little more for them and they should pursue that trend. I little extra green for higher performance is something I don't mind. Reply
  • josh-j - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Could really use one. Reply
  • bot4 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    entered Reply
  • shawnshamrock - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    entering to win super cool device Reply
  • araczynski - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    i only know of them via their spinning dvd/cd drives. they have a good reputation in that department, but that's all i know of them. i suspect if they put in the same effort into SSD's that they put into DVD drives they should have a pretty good product. i have a backup plextor SATA DVD burner on my shelf, but my ancient IDE one just doesn't want to die on me :) Reply
  • fepcoder - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Enter me please Reply
  • ThaBaldYeti - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Fingers Crossed! Reply
  • jimmybgood9 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've won! I've won! Reply
  • ddisalvo - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    nice Reply
  • thetoro0 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I've bought two plextor drives in the past, the current one in my desktop and another for a friends build. Never had any problems with them and they always performed to expectations. I would like to see how there hard drives perform myself. Reply
  • sickNtired - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I need this drive! Reply
  • davmx - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    I'll take one! :P Reply
  • truereckless - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I really know nothing about Plextor and have had no experience with their products. I didn't even know they made SSDs until reading this post. Reply
  • LimePC - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I would love an SSD. Plextor makes awesome optical drives, so I would assume the same care would be taken in making their SSDs. Reply
  • Mr. Bub - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I don't know much at all about Plextor, but that SSD is looking very nice. Reply
  • gmiller1357 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Hey, cool contest, count this as my entry comment, thanks! Reply
  • pruett365 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Plextor has always been known as a top tier manufacturer for CD/DVD/BD burners. You just know that you can't go wrong with Plextor. Reply
  • bubba7 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I could use an SSD. Reply
  • warcraft1974 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I want one Reply
  • danielmorris - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    i could really use an ssd Reply
  • Riven98 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I've heard of Plextor CD/DVD drives but have never owned one. Willing to give one of their SSDs a chance. ;-) Reply
  • NecessaryEvil426 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I'm in Reply
  • Tortoise - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • Hamez - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    In! Reply
  • Aluvus - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I used to have a Plextor CD burner, a few years ago. It was consistently fast and reliable. Reply
  • JETninja - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Thank you Plextor! Reply
  • Merxxz - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I know of Plextor as makers of dvd drives back in the day. Reply
  • tman7800 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Love SSD Reply
  • HarleyBBorn - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Please count me in. Reply
  • eLiu - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Pick me! Reply
  • Ananke - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I want one, I particularly didn't buy SanDisk today,just to have a need of one more SSD :) Reply
  • DoctorDraco - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Giveaway: entered. Reply
  • Pawan Chitrapu - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment.

    Hope I win, because I have a computer which is very slow. I can't afford any new HDD or any other upgrades. So Hope I win this SSD so that I can upgrade my HDD and make my slow computer some what faster. And I am just a student, so I will be using my computer a lot of research for my subjects. If I win, I will be damn Happy.
    Reply
  • skiz6151 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Gimme!! Reply
  • Xtrem91 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    GIMME Reply
  • Xtrem91 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Anyways, never had a Plextor product; at least I don't think so... Reply
  • snoozbar - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Plextor has always meant cd and dvd burners to me. At a place I worked about ten years ago, Plextor was all we used for when building new desktops. Reply
  • variety - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Got my first Plextor product back in the cd rw days. A friend of mine convinced me that the tiny premium compared to other products were worth it. He was right. Never had a problem with a Plextor product. Thanks for the care and dedication! Reply
  • Brandonandon - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I have no experience with Plextor, but I'm certainly willing to give them a shot. ;) Haven't really heard anything about them, positive or negative. Currently running a Crucial M4 256. Reply
  • SanX - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    No experience with these drives Reply
  • jaky1971 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    i like it Reply
  • kickstnd - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I love SSDs and have one on my Win7 boot drive, but am still running a mechanical drive for my Win8 boot drive. I would love to try the Plextor SSD to see what performance difference it would make. Reply
  • zangza - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Thank you AnandTech and Plextor for the amazing opportunity Reply
  • brutigo - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I actually came here to check the benchmarks of the M5P, and saw that there was a giveaway for the 128 GB models. Talk about coincidence! Reply
  • BoloMKXXVIII - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I have used Plextor drives (optical) for years. They are uber reliable. They are rarely the cheapest but not that much more and definitely worth it for the reliablity. I have a 64 GB M3 SSD in one of my old laptops. It will allow me to continue to use it for another couple of years because of the speed increase. I am actually in the market for another SSD right now and was looking at the 128 GB M5. Please make my day! Reply
  • reubear - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. I love Plextor! Reply
  • bespoke11 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    pick me! Reply
  • stotty5 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Awesome giveaway Reply
  • tech01x - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • campbbri - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor CD player a long time ago. I didn't know they were still around. To be honest when I heard about their SSD's I confused them with Maxtor, the hard drive maker, but I'm glad Plextor is still around and I'd love a high endurance SSD. Reply
  • windozer - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I know for quite some time that Plextor has been into optical media related products and I've owned a Plextor dvd drive. I haven't owned their SSD HDD though. Reply
  • Boodahz - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Good luck everyone! Reply
  • casteve - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    nice stuff. Reply
  • kenthaman - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Hey Guys, I've used Plextor DVD burners in the past and loved them! They provided the most consistent results and accepted the largest array of discs. I've used drives by several vendors and always come back to Plextor. I have yet to use one of Plextors SSDs, but the reviews here suggest that they are very solid performers, no pun intended :). I would love a chance to run one of these as the OS drive in my media hub/web server.

    Keep up the great work!
    Ken
    Reply
  • iamnotawizard - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    A Plextor to replace my aging Maxtor? Reply
  • Soupturkey - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes some great stuff. Never tried their drives though. Would be nice to review them. Reply
  • gwelte91 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • rms - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Hope it's me! thx Reply
  • dolsen - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Did not know that Plextor was into SSD's.
    Good luck to them.
    Reply
  • jardows2 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Haven't dealt with Plextor for a long time, but they are always reputed to be high quality. I'd love a chance to see if they still maintain those standards! Reply
  • dwightdegroff - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I know that Plextor makes PC peripherals, but that's about it.
    I don't have any first-hand experience with Plextor products.
    Reply
  • coutch - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Plextor has been around for quite a while, one of my first CD writer a very long time ago was a Plextor, and it has served me well ! Reply
  • eanazag - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    All SSDs should now come as 7mm, 2.5 inch drives with a spacer for the 9.5mm. Reply
  • eanazag - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Hint, hint Intel. Throw some shorter screws in your kit. Reply
  • Jedi940 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Pick ME! Reply
  • arid1 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Reply
  • emmjr - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Hope I win it Reply
  • adamcz28 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entered. Reply
  • darven - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I know Plextor brand mainly because of the excellent CD burners they made back then. I didn't have one myself, because those burners were too expensive for me, bu the brand still rings a bell in my head. Reply
  • phillip.hall - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Hello! I would LOOOVE to have this SSD. I've been with a Kingston v100+ since 2009. Thanks for your consideration! Reply
  • dochood - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    One for me, please. Reply
  • WarMace - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Hi Reply
  • johndl1234 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I'v used some Plexor CD rom burners. I'd love to have this, I'm planning a new build. Reply
  • Powervano - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    entry comment :) Reply
  • jasbrar - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    want it Reply
  • chanchan - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I had a Plextor DVD burner. Good product. Reply
  • msahni - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Hi there,
    Now that we have a review of the Plextor drives especially the mSATA I think it should help on the sales picking up...

    Way to go PLEXTOR.....
    Cheers...
    Reply
  • idlepulse - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Thanks Anandtech and Plextor! Reply
  • Kyuusei - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    To me, Plextor means CD Drives. To date, all my CD/DVD drives have been Plextor and since I've no need for a Bluray drive I haven't purchased a Plextor product in years, so relevance is a little lacking these days. Aside from that, positive experiences with good, fast and reliable products. Reply
  • aTonyAtlaw - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I honestly forgot plextor existed sometime around the mid-2000s. I knew they made good quality disc burning drives, but until recently I had no idea they even produced SSDs or any form of flash memory.

    From what I've read lately, though, their SSDs seem to be pretty top notch.
    Reply
  • Psychosylph - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Used quite a few Plextor burners back in the day. Great reliability. Love to try out an SSD and see how they're doing with those. Reply
  • toufaduo - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • IndyJaws - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    To me, the Plextor name has always been synonymous with high quality. I was a regular purchaser of their CD drives in the past - they were a bit more expensive but typically worth it. Reply
  • ishcabittle - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I haven't heard too much about plexor, I am a Mac guy, though, so I don't often shop in PC circuits. Reply
  • igot1forya - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Sup Anand? Love your site! Entry comment! Reply
  • jarod - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I just entered......Plextor is a very reliable product. Thanks. Reply
  • douglaswilliams - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I don't know any specific Plextor SSD factoids off the top of my head because there are so many SSDs to read reviews about - there is no way to remember specific numbers (read/write speeds, IOPS, etc). But, the reviews I have read in the past has left a positive general sentiment in my mind. Meaning, if I am looking for an SSD and I search for and sort SSDs on Amazon (or New Egg) and Plextor has one of the best GB/$ I wouldn't hesitate to purchase them over Intel, Micron or Samsung.

    I have never owned a Plextor device.
    Reply
  • nwrainmaker - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes quality equipment Reply
  • jlrowe - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • akaplan - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Thank you for the contest. Reply
  • ELHefeweizen - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Back when CD/DVD burners were relevant, I wanted but could not afford a Plextor Burner. They were supposed to be "the best" in that space.

    I have never owned a Plextor product, but in my mind they are still a name associated with quality.
    Reply
  • datarush - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I like shiny parts! Reply
  • GatoRat - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Hey, maybe it will pay off to give Anandtech another chance after its makeover! Reply
  • spamreader1 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry Reply
  • zeke009 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Plextor wants to know what you know about Plextor:
    I know their optical drives are awesome and they are working on SSD devices now.

    What your experience has been with Plextor products:
    I never had one of those optical drives fail on me, so it's been a good experience to date.

    Consider me entered!
    Reply
  • Asmodian - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Looks like a nice drive! Entry please :) Reply
  • Concillian - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Post. Reply
  • jeffkz - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Don't know much. Reply
  • culman10 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    wooop woop! Reply
  • C.C. - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Fingers Crossed!! Reply
  • geeeman - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Time for an upgrade! Reply
  • Jay77 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Please spare me the hassle of deciding which SSD to buy. Reply
  • andrewsph2 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • Orbs - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Sweet! Love these AnandTech contests and after years and years, still get a lot out of reading the articles on this site. Reply
  • dkrishfi - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Wonder how it compares to Samsung 840 pro - specs seem about the same. Reply
  • matt.lengenfelder - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I only purchased plextor DVD burners for years and they never let me down. Reply
  • rramstad - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Actually, I have extensive experience with Plextor, in particular, the excellent SCSI optical drives that were the best of the best 15 years or so ago. My experiences with Plextor have been great.

    I find these new SSD quite intriguing, and would like to check them out for myself, would love to participate in the drawing, and I hope I win!
    Reply
  • Severius84 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    And..... entered. Reply
  • amorde - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Sweet. Reply
  • cchris29 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I'm in! Reply
  • Scrote - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry ditto! Reply
  • rseiler - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • junkie24 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Would love to replace the dead hard drive in my laptop with this speed demon. Reply
  • Kamab - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Big Money! Reply
  • ndunsmore - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    First experience with Plextor was buying their optical drives in the early 90's - they made the best. Reply
  • deroP - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Plextor makes great drives and I expect these will be too. Reply
  • MidBoss - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Though I haven't owned one, I've always associated Plextor with excellent CD/DVD drives. I would love to give one of their SSDs a try. Reply
  • darkcrom - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Would love to have a SSD :D don't have one yet. Reply
  • darkcrom - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Would love to have a SSD :D don't have one yet. Reply
  • garrydm - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Plextor has been producing cutting edge computer products for years. I have a DVD drive that has performed flawlessly for at least 3 years. Reply
  • hasherati - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I've been very happy with Plextor products. I still have an old DVD writter I use as a backup. Whenever I plug it in, it still works and it's about 15 years old. They have a history of reliability and I'd be a repeat customer with other products because of it. Reply
  • DoubleChoclateLove - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I've had friends that bought Plextor and they seem like a reliable product. It'd be awesome to have a chance to run those FAST SSD's ;). Reply
  • vamana - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    honestly hearing the Plextor name first time, wonder they any good. Reply
  • keluna - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Got me to sign up. Always liked Plextor! Reply
  • markrb38 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    entry Reply
  • dre217 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    SHOOP! Reply
  • broxh - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Yay free stuff Reply
  • helloimowen - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I F*** BAD B****** TO STACY LATTISAW. Reply
  • lane42 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    could use one Reply
  • alvaldi - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    woo SSD! Reply
  • notagainwiththis - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    not again... Reply
  • fower - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I have a Plextor CD drive and it's still going after more than 10 years! Reply
  • satoruu - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I want this SSD, too! Nice Reply
  • blunt14468 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    add this to the collection ! Reply
  • GuitarFreak - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Honestly, I've never really heard of Plextor until I read some of the SSD reviews on here. They seem like they offer some pretty good products though. Reply
  • rooney - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    in 4 1. Reply
  • sunbear - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    What I know of Plexor - Company had the reputation for making the best DVD burners on the market
    Experience with Plextor products - none yet, but hoping for a shiny new Plextor ssd
    Reply
  • Thuzahn - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Gimme one free and I'll buy one myself. Reply
  • EasilyOdd - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    hook me up, yo Reply
  • Karnoffel - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • okko321 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    i enter contest Reply
  • CATJ - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    No experience with Plextor but willing to try. Reply
  • anindrew - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I've known Plextor for years as the premium brand for optical drives. I never owned one, but my friends who did always said how great their products are. Seeing them put out SSDs makes me think that they will also be very high quality. Contest entered! Reply
  • athos786 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    If they wanted to know what I know about their company, not much. Seen the name on some optical drives, but that's it. Reply
  • TheRealDrBob2 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I had several of their SCSI CD-R/W units back in the day. Top notch equipment, worth every penny of the premium they demanded. If their SSDs are half as good as their optical drives they'll soon be sharing honors with Intel & Samsung when it comes to reputation for reliability. Reply
  • gillt021 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I haven't used too many Plextor products, but I know the name well enough to consider using them when making my purchases. Sadly, my purchachases usually depend greatly on who has the best sale at TD or Newegg. Entry Comment Reply
  • ghitz - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Yes I really need this for a virtualization build. Reply
  • AquaEmperor - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I only know about Plextor from the SSD reviews on them. Reply
  • BouZouki - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Entry Reply
  • Hibero - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment? Reply
  • cezovski - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment: I know Plextor SSD's true speed works and it has a nice garbage collection of its own from what my friends tell me. I would love to have one of my own. Reply
  • snripper - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I want an SSD! Reply
  • Hermulus - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I don't know anything about Plextor products. However, winning a 128GB M5 Pro and installing it in my notebook, will certainly tell educate me about at least one of the company's products. Reply
  • jamesearljones - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I only know of Plextor SSD's overall reputation, which is generally decent. Reply
  • Kibbles - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Yes please! Reply
  • Ryan82 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    This would go great with my M4 and 840 Pro. SSDs for life! Reply
  • danofromsano - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    MOAR Reply
  • Shmee - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I know that plextor makes some good SSD's. Up there with Crucial and Samsung. Reply
  • chadjm@gmail.com - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I like to win stuff. Reply
  • jaedaliu - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Plextor's always been a great manufacturer for CD / DVD burners. Typically carried a price premium, but almost guaranteed to not make a coaster.

    I know little about the reliability of their current products.
    Reply
  • tydas - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    in for the win Reply
  • mtnman1000 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Comment posted Reply
  • jingibi - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Entry comment. Plextor had some of the best optical drives in the past. Happy to see them transitioning nicely into the SSD space. Reply
  • Player433 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I hope I win. I could use one of these. Reply
  • iguana15 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Plextor is my preferred brand for optical drives - great performance and reliability. I would like to try one of their SSDs. Reply
  • shiznizza - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    in it to win it Reply
  • nguyentx77 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I'll give this a shot. Reply
  • Ken_g6 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I've been aware of the Plextor M3 for some time as a sometimes-cheaper alternative to the Crucial M4, as they use the same controller hardware. For me, Plextor doesn't stand out - Samsung has the fastest SSDs, while Crucial has a record of reliability. Plextor's warranty stands out, for sure, but a warranty does not necessarily imply reliability. Reply
  • gharkay - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Mmm...SSD Reply
  • irsalmashhor - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • BigDog969 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Totally tubular, Dude! Reply
  • Ammohunt - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    count me in Reply
  • criddar - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Speed me up! Reply
  • MuscularMember - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    lawl! Reply
  • Spamh8r - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I've had fantastic luck with Plextor DVD/CD drives over the years, but was unaware that they had gotten into SSDs. I would certainly be up for giving them a try, based on experiences with their other products. Reply
  • Tarvaln - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I am Bender. Please insert Solid State Drive. Reply
  • sosebast - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Never heard of these guys. I was planning to buy a Samsung or Crucial. Reply
  • cychan - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Fingers crossed! Reply
  • marcadam - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    thanks Reply
  • toooskies - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Entry comment: I remember reading about Plextor in Multimedia World back in the day as far and away the best desktop CD reader/writer manufacturer, back when 8x was fast. I lost track of their position for awhile, and haven't heard of them much-- outside of Anandtech's reviews. I've never owned a Plextor product personally. Reply
  • jreverett - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Ive never had any Plextor product, but this would make a great first! Reply
  • EV - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Plextor has made solid optical drives. Reply
  • xclawoverline - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Thank you Plextor for the giveway Reply
  • horacelau - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Want. Reply
  • sweller - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Please only leave a single comment below to enter. Reply
  • andrewd18 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I would love an SSD. Posting. Reply
  • Kestiel - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment.
    - I remember plextor from making cd drives mostly, I wasn't aware they made SSDs.
    - I still own an old Plextor drive and it still works after all these years after a lot of us! So, I'd be keen to try their SSD and hope it has the same quality and workmanship put into it.
    Reply
  • gtpgirl19 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com
    Reply
  • Celestion - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I really want to buy one of these. However, I would greatly prefer to win it! Reply
  • woofersus - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    In for one! Reply
  • EastbayAnarchy - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Never really heard of plextor besides here on AT but hey I'll take a free ssd. Entered Reply
  • SerialR - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Almost missed this article

    In for entry
    Reply
  • Ryan82 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Looks like I'm gonna win Reply
  • prae04 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    SSD Yessir Reply
  • hagenman - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    This could prove handy :) Reply
  • Mordel - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I'd like one! :) Reply
  • Code.Red - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I've never owned a Plextor product, however I do recall seeing good reviews for them. Thanks! Reply
  • abhijitd - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I never tried any Plextor product before. This might be a good way to try one :-) Reply
  • mnelsonx - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I recall Plextor from their optical disk heyday; the reputation of their products was top-notch, similar to Teac's reputation in the floppy era (giving away something about my age now). Reply
  • huai - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • FileSystem - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Never used Plextor products, i am sure i will use this one next week. Reply
  • Jonod85 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Thanks, Anandtech. Reply
  • Cerb - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Hmmm, an M5 would be nice. Reply
  • gmulert - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I honestly don't think I've ever used a Plextor product. A free SSD would be a nice start, though. :) Reply
  • alpinestars - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I hadn't really heard of Plextor until I started researching SSDs. Of the reviews I've read, Plextor seems to make high quality, reliable SSDs. The M5 Pro is one of the drives that I am considering. I'm still waiting for a good deal, but if I could win one, that would be even better. Reply
  • Anx13 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I used a plextor product for work and was quite happy. Would love to get hands on one for home!!! Reply
  • Sangueffusor - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    I once used a stack of Plextor 16X CD-Rs. I also had their PX-AV100, a lackluster software-based USB TV tuner/capture device. I didn't get much use out of it, but I think I only paid about 20 bucks for it. Reply
  • cobrawolfbear - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    SSD for the win! Reply
  • nedry - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    In my mind, Plextor has always had a reputation for quality products in the high-end space. I'm most familiar with with Plextor optical drives, but I've never owned one. With these specs, they are definitely a contender in the SSD arena. Reply
  • xraydiation - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    comment for entry! ^__^ Reply
  • Bob-o - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    1. I only know the Plextor brand from CD reader/writers.

    2. I have never owned one, I have zero experience with the company.
    Reply
  • TheWill - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    I have heard of Plextor, but never owned or used anything from them. Reply
  • ninjasigma - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment. Reply
  • greeface - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    for many years i've been aware of them as one of the top of the line makers of CD/DVD-RW drives, a brand i've considered a handful of times over the years. I built my father a system using one of their IDE/PATA DVD-RW drives some years ago and it's still in use to this day. Reply
  • jrcub1970 - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    awesome!! Reply
  • wwsg - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    SST SSD--count me in. Reply
  • Broman 55 - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    I love Plextor.. Reply
  • charlielittle - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    Need one! Reply
  • snaxwell - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    Entry Comment Reply
  • md316 - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • md316 - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    Entry comment Reply
  • Spartacus00 - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    Have only ever had Plextor CD or DVD drives, but sounds like a new SSD from Plextor would be great to try out. Reply
  • trump321 - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    Entered too :) Reply
  • dennishf - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    entry comment Reply
  • PoisonWolf - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    I will get this drive. Reply
  • jbwhite99 - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    I've been buying Plextor drives for 14 years - would love to have an SSD Reply
  • rancherlee - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    Honestly I really haven't been following Plextor lately but I have an old burner that still works perfect to this day after burning 500+ disks. Now I'm researching SSD drives and here I am! Reply