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Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe 256GB Review

Rating: 7.0.

Today we look at the Plextor M6e Black Edition. This SSD product supports PCI Express Gen 2 x 2 and potentially delivers more performance than a simple SATA 3 capable Solid State Drive. Rated sequential speeds of the Plextor M6e Black Edition are said to hit 770MB/s. It uses the latest Marvell 88SS9183 controller alongside Toshiba synchronous Toggle NAND flash memory.
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For database heavy application, the M6E Black Edition is said to shine. Plextor claim 100,000+ IOPS performance and for those aiming for maximum workstation performance, it is boot capable. Plextor are offering the drive in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities – with a full five year warranty for peace of mind.

Plextor sent us the mid capacity 256GB unit which is rated to 770 MB/s read, and 580 MB/s write. The 512GB version offers slightly better sequential write performance – at 625MB/s, while the 128GB model pays a rather severe write performance penalty, dropping to 335MB/s.

Plextor M6e Black Edition Features

  • Supports PCI Express Gen 2 x 2. Sequential read/write speeds of the M6e Black Edition to 770/625 MB/s. Random read/ write speeds also broke through the 105K/100K IOPS barrier.
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T. and TRIM commands.
  • Supports bootable device, and supports UEFI and Legacy BIOS boot up.
  • Supports AHCI mode
  • High performance cooling fin design
  • Supports standard SATA external power cable
  • Supports external cable for SSD access lighting cues
  • Comes in 128 / 256 / 512 GB capacities
  • Full 5-year warranty

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  • Neil Andrew Cerullo

    my RAID 5 array of six 3tb drives is actually faster than this, and instead of 240GB, the array is 14TB…