You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.
In order to achieve the highest levels of performance from your next generation SATA 6G drive, you will need a high performance SATA 6G bus to run the drive on. We choose GIGABYTE's P67A-UD5 since it offers more bandwidth than the Marvell SATA 6G implementation found on many X58 motherboards. Another option would be to use a high performance 6Gb/s RAID controller like the LSI 9260-8i.
Plextor was first to market with their new next generation SATA 6G SSD (the Crucial C300 was a previous generation), but they are the last to get a product in our hands. Now that we have the whole gamut of next gen controllers at our disposal, we can compare the PX-M2 to SandForce's SF-2200 and Crucial's m4 products and get a clear representation of where the Plextor drive sits.
ATTO Baseline Performance
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34
ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.
As expected, we found the Plextor PX-M2 performing at very high levels, but a little off from their quoted speeds. Our measurement showed read speeds of very close to 450MB/s and write speed around 315MB/s. With the drive already being brought to a steady state by the previous reviewer, we couldn't measure out of the box speeds which would have been a little higher than what we measured here.
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]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [The Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Plextor PX-M2 Series 256GB]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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
- MSI makes its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X official
- StarCraft remastered announced by Blizzard
- The first sign of Kaby Lake X: the Intel Core i7-7740K
- AMD Ryzen with 12C/24T appears, excites us all so much
- AMD teases Radeon RX Vega is 'just around the corner'
- Gigabyte Aorus z270x Gaming 9 Motherboard Bios Code: bcc0
- New Mobo and my W10 Install?
- Just finished my PC-011 Build
- ASUS M51Vr Notebook. Long story.
- Kong: Skull Island Movie Review
- Elgato Stream Deck brings tactile control to live content creation
- COLORFUL wins innovation award from Intel
- Composer Olivier Deriviere pioneers real-time generated interactive music for GET EVEN
- BIOSTAR launches compact high-speed storage solution with M200 M.2 SSD
- EpicGear launches MORPHA X RGB fully modular gaming mouse