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Plextor M8V 512GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 13, 2018 4:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Plextor

Plextor M8V SATA III SSD

 

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The M8V ships in an attractive silver and black themed box. There is an image of the enclosed drive on the front. The drive's capacity, form factor, warranty, flash array and SATA interface are advertised here.

 

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The rear of the packaging advertises the drive's maximum sequential and random performance.

 

 

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Included with the drive is a printed installation guide.

 

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The top and sides of the enclosure is formed from natural colored sheet aluminum.

 

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The bottom of the drive's enclosure is also formed from sheet aluminum. There is a manufacturers' label that lists the particulars of the SSD.

 

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The enclosure is held together with four small screws.

 

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This side of the PCB houses the drive's SM2258 4-channel controller, a DDR3 DRAM cache package and two of the drive's four 128GB BiCS 3 TSOP flash packages. TSOP flash packages are a bit cheaper than BGA, which accounts for the M8V 512GB' low MSRP.

 

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This side of the PCB houses two of the drive's four 128GB BiCS 3 TSOP flash packages.

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