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Plextor M6e 256GB PCIe SSD Review - Breaking the Chains of SATA III

By: Chris Ramseyer | PCIe in Storage | Posted: Mar 10, 2014 2:06 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Plextor

Benchmarks - PCMark 2.0 Advanced Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.0

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Note: PCMark 8 Storage benchmark is ideal for testing the performance of SSDs, HDDs, and hybrid drives. Using traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and a selection of popular games, PCMark 8 Storage highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.

 

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If you have yet to read about our new worst case / recovery test, please feel free to do so. We are oversimplifying a complicated test in this section.

 

At its worst, the Plextor M6e draws us back to the HD Tune Pro test where we ran a sequential test after a light load of random writes. The write performance dropped rapidly and to a very low level. We see that in our newest test.

 

The M6e recovers quickly, but Plextor has always run an aggressive garbage collection scheme.

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