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Plextor M8V 512GB SATA III SSD Review (Page 2)

By Jon Coulter on Feb 13, 2018 10:00 am CST - 0 mins, 57 secs reading time for this page
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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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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