Plextor M6 Pro 256GB SSD
Plextor pulled out all of the stops with the M6 Pro products. As you can see here, even the retail box is flashy.
The retail package shows us a lot of information about the product, including specifications, features, warranty, a support number, and a list of everything included in the package.
The presentation is very nice. The inner box opens, and you see the SSD in a foam holder with the texture of crushed velvet.
Most SSDs no longer ship with a desktop adapter bracket or a SATA cable. Plextor includes the adapter bracket and cable, along with the software disk and three papers that provide warranty terms, support numbers, and installation instructions.
The SATA cable Plextor ships along with the M6 Pro is very nice. It's much thinner than a normal SATA cable, like the ones you get with new motherboards. The software disk includes NTI Echo 3, NTI Backup Now EZ 3, and NTI Quick State Guides.
Plextor is a Japanese brand, and they love champagne brushed aluminum. This finish started appearing on high-end home audio gear in the '80s. Even today, limited edition A/V gear still ships in this finish; it looks very good.
The model and serial numbers are listed on the back of the drive with the notations of the drive capacity and firmware version shipped with the drive.
The M6 Pro series products all use a 7mm z-height case design, so this SSD will fit in a newer notebook or Ultrabook that requires the slim design.
Inside, we found a Marvell 88SS9187 multi-core controller paired with Nanya DRAM and Toshiba A19 MLC flash.
The 88SS9187 controller has been around for a few generations now. Companies like Plextor need to develop the firmware used on the drives in-house.
The M6 Pro ships with two DDR3 packages, each with 256GB of capacity. That means this model has 512GB of buffer area for table data.
The MLC flash is Toshiba's second generation 19nm. Toshiba calls the flash "A19."
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- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
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- Page 7 [PCMark 8 Consistency Test]
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