Plextor M6S 

Released January, 2014
  • 128 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 256 MB
6.3 Out of 10

The company's suggested prices are fairly high, though retail prices shouldn't land so close to $1/GB..
by Christopher-Ryan (Apr, 2014)
The scenarios here might apply better to average client workloads, whereas the new 2013 Bench focuses on worst-case performance that is important for heavy users and professionals.
by Kristian-Vättö (Apr, 2014)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Plextor M6S

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Plextor M6S
5.9
840 EVO
6.6
M6 Pro
6.4
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

Plextor M6S
6.2
840 EVO
6.9
M6 Pro
6.5
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Plextor M6S
7.3
840 EVO
7.9
M6 Pro
7.3
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Plextor M6S
6.4
840 EVO
6.7
M6 Pro
6.5
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.3

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Plextor M6S
6.3
840 EVO
6.9
M6 Pro
6.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Plextor M6S

4K Random Read

Plextor M6S
163.92 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
Plextor M7V
297.83 MB/s

4K Random Write

Plextor M6S
72.24 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s
Plextor M6V
67.08 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Plextor M6S
13.5 s
840 EVO
9.3 s
M6 Pro
12.4 s

Avg. Power Consumption

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

4K Random Read Access Time

Plextor M6S
3.46 ms
840 EVO
2.34 ms
Plextor M6V
3.73 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Plextor M6S
1.52 ms
840 EVO
0.78 ms
Plextor M7V
0.84 ms

In The News From around the web

8
Jun

Computex 2014: Plextor Announces M6 Pro SSD & PlexTurbo Software

by Kristian Vättö |
www.anandtech.com
Of course this test was designed to promote PlexTurbo’s approach and we will have to run our own tests to confirm the results but it looks like Plextor’s approach might be a bit more reliable than Samsung.
Samsung's approach is write-back based, which is more vulnerable to data loss as initially the data is only written to the cache and is not written to the SSD until the data in the cache is about to be modified.
10
Apr

Plextor M6S & M6M (256GB) Review

by Kristian Vättö |
www.anandtech.com
I believe this has to do with IMFT's relatively poor memory area efficiency, which is only 52% for the 20nm 64Gbit die (i.e. 52% of the die is the actual memory part; the rest is peripheral circuits like interconnects and alike).
For small drives the 128Gbit die is too large in capacity and the limited parallelism would lead to slow write speeds as we saw with the M500.
10
Apr

Plextor M6S And M6M SSD Review: Revving Another Marvell Engine

by Christopher Ryan |
www.tomshardware.com
Enthusiasts are far more likely to value a high-capacity SSD, and the Marvell 88SS9189 processor might simply be a better match to that much flash.
There will also be a M6 Pro, and it'll likely boast the same controller found in Crucial's M550.
3
Apr

Plextor Introduces M6S SSD With DEVSLP Device Sleep Mode

by Niels Broekhuijsen |
www.tomshardware.com
This SSD is meant to be a good all-around SSD which the company has targeted to mobile users wishing to upgrade from a hard drive, as it claims it is even more power efficient than its predecessor.
This mode allows the unit to go into sleep mode when inactive, reducing the power consumption drastically when it is not in use.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 128 GB
Cache 256 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 54 g
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