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Plextor M6V 256GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 5:47 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Plextor

Plextor M6V 256GB SATA III SSD

 

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The M6V retails in small blue and grey box that has a grid pattern on it. On the upper right corner of the box, there is a small advertisement of the drive's compatibility with PlexTurbo acceleration software.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists the drives performance capabilities at each capacity point. The drives power consumption and DRAM cache capacities are also given.

 

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Inside the box, we find the drive itself protected within a clear plastic tray. Also included is a paper warranty and installation guide.

 

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The front of the drives aluminum enclosure is covered with an attractive blue and grey manufacturer's label.

 

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The back half of the drives aluminum enclosure has another manufacturer's label that lists the drives model number, serial number, shipping firmware and other relevant information.

 

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The drives full-length PCB is attached to the bottom of the drives aluminum enclosure with four screws.

 

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The drives SM2246EN controller, eight flash packages, and DRAM cache package are located on this side of the full-length PCB. Plextor employs a thermal pad to wick heat from the drives controller. We like this feature; it's something we don't always get from an SM2246EN controlled SSD.

 

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This side of the PCB is devoid of major components.

 

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A close-in view of the 4-channel Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller that powers the M6V.

 

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A close-in view of the drives eight, 15nm 128Gb die 32GB TSOP flash packages.

 

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Finally, a close-in view of the drives 256MB SK Hynix DRAM package.

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