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Plextor M9Pe 512GB & 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD Review (Page 3)

By Jon Coulter on Jan 2, 2018 08:00 am CST
Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Plextor

Jon's Consumer PCIe SSD Z270 Intel Review Test System Specifications

We will be running the 512GB M9PeGN on this system.

Jon's Consumer PCIe SSD Intel Z370 Review Test System - Specifications

We will be running the 1TB M9PeY on this system.

We would like to thank ASRock, Crucial, Intel, Corsair, RamCity, IN WIN, and Seasonic for making our test system possible.

Drive Properties

Plextor M9PeGN 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD OS Disk 75% Full

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Note: We will be running this drive on our Z270 test system.

Plextor M9PeY 1TB M.2 with AIC PCIe NVMe SSD OS Disk 75% Full

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Note: We will be running this drive on our Z370 test system.

The majority of our testing is performed with our test drive as our boot volume. Our boot volume is 75% full for all OS Disk "C" drive testing to replicate a typical consumer OS volume implementation. We feel that most of you will be utilizing your SSDs for your boot volume and that presenting you with results from an OS volume is more relevant than presenting you with empty secondary volume results.

System settings: Cstates and Speed stepping are both disabled in our systems BIOS. Windows High-Performance power plan is enabled. Windows write caching is enabled, and Windows buffer flushing is disabled. We are utilizing Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS (Build 14393) for all of our testing except for our MOP (Maxed-Out Performance) benchmarks where we switch to Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. Empty Windows 10 benchmark screenshots will also be shown on our MOP page.

Please note: When comparing our results to those of other review sites, look at page 10 Maxed Out Performance-Windows 10 which is done with the disk empty.

Benchmark screenshots will be shown 512GB model first, followed by the 1TB model.

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Jon Coulter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon Coulter became a computer enthusiast about the time Windows XP launched. Originally Jon was into water cooling and competitively benching ATI video cards with modified drivers. Jon has been building computer systems for himself and others by request for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted his system with an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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