Plextor M6 Pro 

Released July, 2014
  • 1,024 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 24 MB
6.5 Out of 10

The company's SSD lineup includes several models ranging from value to high-end drives.
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We used the performance data from all our real-life benchmarks to condense the results into a single, relative performance score.
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SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Plextor M6 Pro

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

M6 Pro
6.4
PX-M5P
6.3
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

M6 Pro
6.5
PX-M5P
6.6
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

M6 Pro
7.3
PX-M5P
8.0
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

M6 Pro
6.5
PX-M5P
6.6
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.5

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

M6 Pro
6.5
PX-M5P
6.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Plextor M6 Pro

4K Random Read

M6 Pro
246.22 MB/s
Q300 Pro
341.42 MB/s
Plextor M6S
163.92 MB/s

4K Random Write

M6 Pro
74.14 MB/s
PX-M5P
100.38 MB/s
Q300 Pro
90.61 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

M6 Pro
12.4 s
PX-M5P
7.4 s
Plextor M6S
13.5 s

Avg. Power Consumption

M6 Pro
2.56 Watts
Plextor M6V
1.59 Watts
Plextor M6S
2.09 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

M6 Pro
3.37 ms
PX-M5P
2.49 ms
Q300 Pro
2.76 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

M6 Pro
1.02 ms
Plextor M6S
1.52 ms
Q300 Pro
0.73 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Plextor M6 Pro


8.9
In addition to the performance alone, we also present a performance-per-USD score that will be important if you want to maximize your investment.

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Performance

We added a new enterprise-oriented MySQL benchmark to our suite to test storage performance in professional scenarios.
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Some of them also use free NAND flash area as performance-enhancing "scratchpads.
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Once the overprovisioned (OP) area is full, we see write IOPS drop like a rock until it plateaus.
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Price

The M5 Pro fares better in our price-per-GB graph because it does not require overprovisioning, but it still ends up being too expensive.
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A slight price reduction would certainly help here.
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When looking at price/performance, the drive does fall behind a bit.
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Capacity

Our disk image consumes around 58 GB—we resized the partition to fill all available space on the drive.
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We still notice the odd spikes as the controller finds free space to use.
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As we begin our test, the SSD controller has vast amounts of free space/OP area at its disposal, which causes it to pump out its highest write IOPS.
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Interface

It is compatible with any older SATA standard, but will in such a case work at reduced performance.
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Motherboard:ASUS P8H67-M LX Intel H67Memory:2x 2048 MB Kingston HyperX PC3-12800U DDR3 @ 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24Graphics:Intel IntegratedSoftware:Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1Drivers:SATA: Microsoft AHCIDisplay: Intel 15.21.13 After the initial configuration and installation, we created a disk image that will be used to test every drive.
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Speed

The M5 Pro delivers good performance roughly matching that of typical SandForce-based drives, but the latest high-end models from Toshiba and Samsung end up a few percent faster.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 1,024 GB
Cache 24 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 53 g
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