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Plextor M6 Pro 256GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 14, 2015 3:20 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%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 the 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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PlexTurbo and other cache software are designed to decrease latency. When you have low latency, your computer feels fast; and when the latency is high, your computer feels sluggish, unresponsive, and slow.

 

Total Access Time - Heavy Load

 

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PlexTurbo does decrease latency, even under heavy loads. It's too bad the base performance without the software cache running doesn't give us better results.

 

Total Access Time - Typical Consumer Load

 

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In the consumer workload latency test, the M6 Pro 256GB performs worse than any other drive on the chart. PlexTurbo does a good job of reducing latency, but there are some places where you don't want to use DRAM to cache data, like in notebooks.

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