Plextor Elite Reviewer Contest

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  1. Agg

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    Plextor and OCAU have another contest! This time Plextor are looking for five people to receive a Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD and, within two weeks of receiving it, write a short review of it on OCAU. The review doesn't need to be huge, but should include benchmarks showing the effect on your system, as well as some paragraphs detailing your impressions, installation, etc.

    So, to enter, reply to this thread listing:

    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?
    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?

    Given there was some confusion over the previous contest, let me clarify that it'll be me (Agg) choosing the winning entries, based on which ones I think are most suitable, most amusing or which otherwise catch my eye.

    Also, given issues contacting winners of recent contests, you will have 7 days after the winners are announced to claim your prize, otherwise it will be reassigned to someone else. I will post in the thread, PM (if enabled) and email you via your email setting in UserCP.

    Entries will close at the end of this month. Good luck!
     
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  2. toje

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?

    I dont really have much of an opinion, I have never used them.

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?
    If I like it I will talk about how awesome it is and why I think its awesome, I guess that's the idea right? However I will be brutally honest.
    I will also use it to further my plans of world domination, faster I/O can only help.
     
  3. Camm

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?

    Fairly neutral. Haven't seen much of the product in the market, but neither have anyone complained about them (or the one drive I do own, fail or anything).

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?

    I'm vendor neutral (no fanboi'ism here!), with a ragingly quick system that will make that Plextor beg for forgiveness :D. Might even give it a try in the PS3 :D
     
  4. EMupp

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand? Honestly? Never heard of them.


    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD? Coming from a neutral position and will be running it on a mid rangish system, I think I would be a good choice for an honest review that would be relevant to a wide range of consumers.

    E: Also I have a great rack.

    E2: Also my SSD died recently, so I can compare the Plextor to that and the WD Black I'm running on ATM.
     
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  5. n2p4u

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    my impressions of the plextor brand was that they were once a high end brand which retailed at a major markup as opposed to the other brands, they had specialised and premium items, recently though, they seem to have become more mainstream.

    I would be a good choice as i have review experience, i have written reviews for a few things and i have access to a range of hard drives and SSD which i could compare with this item so that people know where such a device stands amongst the giants in the industry
     
  6. Grec

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?

    Honestly, I'm perPlexed by the name - I've never heard of them!

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?

    Well, I've got roughly 2 Tb of Anime I need to et off a friend. So straight away, I can watch the transfer speeds of the device.

    I have another Tb of anime on a 2Tb WD HDD, and another load on a 500Gb external some videos and the suchlike. I'd be interested to see if the speeds match up, and what is faster? What moves faster? Can I format it faster?

    Plus. I'm a dab hand at writing, and would look forward to a challenge! :)
     
  7. X-ZemPt

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    Truthfully I haven't had the pleasure of using Plextor, yet.....give it a few weeks and hopefully I will :D

    I could make great use of this device in my MacBook Pro, which will be an EPIC upgrade and will make an interesting review in terms of performance increases!
    I wonder how much more OCAU browsing I could get done with a Plextor SSD :thumbup:
     
  8. Cask

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?
    My only reaction to the Plextor brand is that they have always been one of the significant recommendations for drives dedicated to audio ripping. I purchased an old drive from a decade ago and it lived up to the hype and still works perfectly today. A quality that cannot be matched.

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?
    I do a lot of writing, and, more specifically, I have gone through multiple SSD's with my sights being set on reliability, quality and speed. I've used multiple leading brands, but have yet to try Plextor's solid state series
     
  9. AUST_DeVinE

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?
    Getting Higher now they are using OCAU to promote their gear.

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?
    because if its any good after i do my review i might have to buy another to run them in raid.
     
  10. XiTatiON

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    I know Plextor from the old days of CDR's they were one of the best units back in that era. And I used them a lot back then.

    I've not touched or tried any of their devices since then however.

    It would be interesting to review/write about them with very little knowledge of what they do and how they compare these days to other brands.
     
  11. ck_psy

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    1. I must admit I am unfamiliar with the Plextor Brand.

    2. I would be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD as I have personally never used an SSD in the past. Thus I have nothing to compare it to. If the performance of the Plextor SSD is 'lacklustre' in comparison to other SSDs, I would have no clue as I am still using a SAMSUNG 400GB 7200rpm HDD which I purchased from my Q6600 system back in 2008. (I now run a i7 950). So the speed of any SSD.., Particularly a Plextor would be night and day between that and my current HDD and I would sing "Plextor's Praises" in a manner of 'seeking'.
     
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  12. suggley

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    Was a big fan of them in the CD-R Burner days, extremely well made and trusted CD-R Burners. Havent seen them much in the last few years, but I would expect the quality of the product to be great.

    I have had a number off SSD's/ Hybrids in recent years and recently bought a Lacie 120GB SSD Rugged that I could also compare it against in a Thunderbolt and USB3 case.
     
  13. Turbine

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?
    Read reviews but never tried (cost/availability in AUS didn't suit at the time)

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?
    I've tried just about all other brands, keen to try them.
     
  14. gazza30

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    1. Never owned a plextor ssd but never heard anything bad sooo :thumbup:

    2. Have a good selection of ssd's it would be nice to do a lil comparison to see what you got Plextor :D
     
  15. kombiman

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    I've known of Plextor for years from their CD/DVD products and have owned Plextor cd drives but never actively sought one of their products. I have no real brand allegiance.

    I am an SSD noob who is very interested in making the change to SSD but has been waiting until the products had improved reliability.

    I would give an overview of:
    • replacing my HDD with the Plextor SSD
    • cloning my drive to the new SSD using their programs and processes which I have already checked over on their website.
    • give before and after boot times, program access times as well as transfer speeds
    • summerise the whole experience and my perspective on the Plextor product..
     
  16. whatdoesthisdo

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?
    Completely unbiased as I have had no contact with this Brand before However I have lots of problems with another well known competitor so would love to compare the two

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?
    I would love to post a youtube review of this product on my channel
     
  17. meDZ

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    1. Only familiar with their optical drives, which have always served me well. I personally associate quality electronics with Japan, and Plextor are no exception. Wish I could speak about their other products but I haven't had any exposure to their SSD line.

    2. I'm familiar with all different types of storage and work in the industry giving me the experience and know-how to properly test this product and offer a fair and honest review.
     
  18. ASASN

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?
    I don't think I've ever had anything Plextor branded but I'm sure as hell impressed as this is there second competition here on OCAU. Very generous of them :thumbup:

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?
    To be honest I wouldn't be, I've never used a SSD before and I would only be able to compare it to 2x 640gb WD Blacks in raid 0 but I can guarantee a no BS review if I did get the chance.
     
  19. MaximusSmurf

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?
    I have only dealt with Plextor in relation to their old school DVD drives that I believe did bit for bit copies.... no idea what this was designed for... :Pirate:
    Have always heard decent things about their SSD's but they never seemed to quite pip the performance crown. Maybe things will change with my earth shattering ground breaking review.

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?
    I read alot of reviews... I know that seems insignificant but I know what kind of information is often provided and what readers expect to see. I am an avid enthusiast, myself and a few other guys in the office are always discussing SSD tech and what model is the current 'golden child'. I also have a couple of systems at home including Windows 7, Windows 8 and an ESXi server that I can use for testing / benchmarking.
     
  20. evilspider

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    1. What are your impressions of the Plextor brand?
    I first purchased a Plextor CD-ROM in 1995 when they were considered the best in the market. Through the years I've bought Plextor CD burners, DVD readers and all were high quality and market leaders. I was surprised to learn (through this comp) that Plextor are now selling SSDs. They will become a benchmark in SSDs if the optical media legacy is anything to go by. Plextor always were a premium brand (i.e. cost a little more) but you always got what you paid for.

    2. Why would you be a good choice to review a Plextor SSD?
    I have a large number of consumer and "server" grade SSDs that I use for speeding up data mining in a Hadoop cluster. I would like to see what punishment I can throw at a Plextor SSD and compare it to the competition. If you have the IOPS, I have the data. Bring it on!:leet:
     

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