Crystal Disk Mark
Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 TP1
The first series of tests I'm showing today come from a desktop system with the Plextor M6 PRO as a secondary drive, like how we review single SSDs. Later in this preview, we'll show the M6 PRO as the boot drive, with and without PlexTurbo installed.
I wanted to start out with CDM so we could get the sequential reads and writes out of the way. 551 on the nose is a solid result for sequential reads and 490 MB/s sequential write is fast, but we'd like to see some more performance in this area.
Plextor will market the M6 PRO for gamers and enthusiasts. The M6 PRO surpassed 40 MB/s in 4K queue depth 1 random reads, a result very few drives can achieve. Let's take a closer look at that random performance.
This is a new chart that I've wanted to use for a long time now. In the chart, there are three groups of results - random read IOPS (bottom), random write IOPS (middle) and at the top is a new data set, mixed IO IOPS (top).
Starting at the bottom, the Plextor M6 PRO nearly reaches the magic 10K read IOPS mark at QD1 that very few drives are able to reach. In the desktop system, the M6 PRO delivers just over 99K read IOPS at QD32. Later in the review with the operating system on the M6 PRO, we actually surpassed the 100K mark, but let's not get too far ahead of ourselves right now.
The middle group is the 4K random write IOPS performance for the M6 PRO. The drive does very well here too.
The top group is a metric we haven't published before here at TweakTown. This is mixed IO IOPS performance. This group of tests starts at QD2 instead of QD1 because each read and write command adds to the queue depth. You can't have a mixed read and write IO at QD1. In this test, we also scale to QD64, even though the SATA III dataset doesn't scale to QD64. This is a metric we can take advantage of in the future with NVMe.
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.1.274
The last test in our preview for the M6 PRO as a secondary drive is Futuremark's PCMark 8. This test took just over an hour to run and in that amount of time the M6 PRO averaged 284.16 MB/s. Even though the Plextor M6 PRO 256GB is still a beta product for reviewers, it's already faster in this test than the Samsung 850 PRO 128GB. The 850 PRO 128GB scored 275.71 MB/s in the Storage Bandwidth Test.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications and Availability]
- Page 2 [Plextor M6 PRO Retail Package]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - M6 PRO All Drive Performance]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Google Daydream to have 11 devices by the end of 2017
- Nokia's flagship will be announced on August 16th
- Nintendo hits $1.37 billion in net sales in Q1 earnings
- Splatoon 2 sells 670,995 copies in 3 days in Japan
- AMD shares rise 8% riding Ryzen and GPU excitement
- Toshiba N300 8TB High-Reliability HDD Review
- Alphacool Eiswand External CPU Liquid Cooler Review
- Team T-Force Night Hawk RGB DDR4-3000 RAM Kit Review
- Phanteks Evolv Shift SFF Chassis Review
- GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review
- Need for Speed Payback takes cars from scrap to stock to supercar in new trailer
- Visbit releases Unity SDK and web VR player for its all-in-one VR streaming service, bringing high quality VR streaming to the masses
- GWENT Gamescom 2017 tournament announced
- Toshiba NVMe SSDs now available with Lenovo's new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers
- Mafia III: Sign of the Times DLC now available