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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

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4k and 4k queue depths with accuracy. Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4. With this version of CDM, we are focused on 4K random performance at QD1 and QD4. Note sequential speeds on this version of CDM are measured at QD1.

 

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Focusing in on 4K QD1 and 4K QD4, we find the M8V serving up excellent performance that is a cut above most of the competing SSDs in our test pool. As a whole, the M8V is delivering excellent performance across the board.

 

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When writing random data at low queue depths, the Plextor M8V delivers above average performance. Taking a quick look at sequential write performance reveals the M8V delivering the highest rate of any of the TLC SSDs in our test pool.

 

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.8.5611.39791

 

AS SSD determines the performance of SSDs. The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. We focus on total score when evaluating AS SSD results.

 

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AS SSD is a demanding test. With AS SSD we are looking for a minimum score of 1000. The M8V passes this test with flying colors, delivering the third-best total score in our test pool. The read score is quite impressive, with only Samsung's 750 EVO delivering a higher score.

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