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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

ATTO

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.47

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products.

 

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Sequential read/write transfers max out at 563/360 MB/s. Keep in mind this is our OS volume 75% full.

 

Sequential Write

 

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The sequential write performance of the M6V is easily exceeding Plextor's specification of 335 MB/s. The other drives on our chart are all higher capacity, and all have higher sequential transfer performance.

 

Sequential Read

 

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The M6V outperforms the competition with small transfers up to 2KB. Overall, the OCZ Trion wins, but the M6V is outperforming the rest of the test pool of similarly configured SM2246EN powered SSDs, despite their larger capacities.

 

 

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSD's. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4k QD16.

 

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Scoring

 

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Anvil's scoring gives a good indication of a drive's overall performance. The M6V delivers the best overall score of the drives in our test pool. This is our first indication that 15nm Toshiba flash can deliver the goods.

 

(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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At lower queue depths, the M6V is delivering superior performance. At higher queue depths, the Trion wins out.

 

(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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This is a clear win for the M6V. Plextor's custom firmware and Toshiba 15nm flash win out in this test.

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