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Plextor M6e 256GB PCIe SSD Review - Breaking the Chains of SATA III - Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time

Plextor M6e 256GB PCIe SSD Review - Breaking the Chains of SATA III
Today Chris gives close inspection to the new Plextor M6e 256GB SSD, a PCI Express based storage product. Read on as we give you the full rundown.
| PCIe in Storage | Posted: Mar 10, 2014 2:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Plextor

AIDA64 Random Access Time

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.60

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

 

 

AIDA64 offers several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few, if not the only, that will measure hard drive random access time in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.

 

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Latency and random performance at QD1 remain close to speeds we see on Marvell's SATA based controllers.

 

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This is an area we're still coming to terms with because, in theory, when you remove the PCH or South Bridge and move the connection directly to the CPU, it would seem that latency should decrease. In every PCIe SSD we've tested, our theory didn't pan out, but we think AHCI is the reason why. Still, latency is very low.

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