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Plextor M6e Black Edition 128GB PCIe SSD Review (Page 3)

By Chris Ramseyer on Feb 9, 2015 09:14 pm CST
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Plextor

Desktop Test System


Lenovo T440 - Notebook Power Testing with DEVSLP and Windows 8.1 Pro

Nearly all of the performance tests run on the desktop system, but we use a Lenovo T440 to run the power tests. The T440 is the latest addition to our client SSD test lab, and allows us to test the notebook battery life offered by a SSD with advanced features like DEVSLP enabled.

Initial Performance Evaluation - 4-Corner and then Some Tests

Sequential Read


Sequential Write


Sequential 80% Read 20% Write


The sequential read test shows QD1 faring better than QD4 and QD10, thanks to the drive's aggressive wear leveling and garbage collection schemes. Aside from that abnormality, the rest of the sequential charts fall in line with our expectations. With sequential data, we had reads over 700 MB/s, and writes under 340 MB/s.

Random Read


Random Write


Random 80% Read 20% Write


The random performance was also in line with our expectations. The M6e Black Edition 128GB gets really close to 10K random read IOPS at QD1, but doesn't manage to break the plane. The performance scales really well as the load increases. On random writes, the difference between QD4 and QD10 is quite small until we get to 4K and 8K loads.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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