When we got the M9P+ in for testing we had no idea it would prove to be a real-world juggernaut. Afterall, it is using a Marvell controller that has been around for quite some time. We knew that the update to BiCS4 flash would give it a nice boost, but we weren't expecting it to beat everyone where it matters most.
Going forward we will keep a running chart that ranks SSDs in the order of user experience based on PCMark 10 storage testing. We aren't saying that synthetic testing doesn't matter, just that it can be misleading at times as demonstrated by the SSD we reviewed today.
As for Plextor's newest, we couldn't be more pleased with the results it is serving up. As we stated previously, there are a lot of so called "Gaming" SSDs on the market that do not really live up to the hype. The Plextor M9P+ actually does deliver a superior gaming experience, in fact we believe it to be the best flash-based SSD available for gaming. We don't have an exact date when the M9P+ will hit retail channels, but it's worth looking out for.
Plextor's M9P+ SSD is TweakTown approved and highly recommended.
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2020 at 03:17 pm CST
The Bottom Line
Plextor's M9P+ is the best flash-based SSD for gaming we've ever tested.