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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




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.





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.




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




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




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.




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





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.




This side of the PCB is devoid of major components.




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




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




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

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