Plextor M6 Pro 256GB SSD Review (Page 6)

| Feb 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm CST
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Plextor

Sequential Mixed Read / Write Workloads

In this series of tests, we measure mixed workload performance. We start with 100% read, and then add data writes to the mix in 10% increments until we get to 100% writes. We believe this will be the next major area SSD manufacturers will address, after performance consistency.

Sequential Mixed Workload Bandwidth


After introducing this mixed workload test, we've heard that some SSD markets are tuning SSDs to perform better in mixed workload conditions. The M6 Pro 256GB has massive performance loss when just a small amount of data writes are added to the mix.

Sequential 80% Read / 20% Write Bandwidth

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The 80% read with 20% write test represents a typical consumer mix. This test preconditions the drives so we're just looking at steady state performance.

Random Mixed Workload Response Time

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The random mixed IO test is of interest because your computer is always reading and writing little bits of data. Everything is logged in modern Windows, and each update is a small write to the disk. The trend of this review really seems to come out in this test; the M6 Pro 256GB performs really well, but just can't catch the very best on the market.

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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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