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Plextor M6e Black Edition 512GB PCIe SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | PCIe in Storage | Posted: Jan 30, 2015 9:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Plextor

Total Access Time - All Tests

 

The access time test measures the total latency across all 18 tests. This is one of, if not the most important of all tests we run at this time for consumer SSDs. When your latency is low, your computer feels fast; it's just that simple.

 

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Even though the original M6e has higher throughput in some tests, the latency test shows the M6e has some serious issues under heavy load. The new Black Edition tames the high latency, and with PlexTurbo enabled, does even better.

 

Total Access Time - Heavy Load

 

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Latency, or more specifically, the lack of latency is what makes your computer feel fast. The M6e Black Edition handles heavy workloads better than the original drive, but is still outmatched when compared to the XP941 in 256GB and 512GB capacities.

 

Total Access Time - Typical Consumer Load

 

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The consumer workload tests show us the same outcome. The M6e Black Edition with PlexTurbo enabled does better than the first version, but is still off the mark in comparison to Samsung's solutions.

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