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Plextor PX-256M6M 256GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review


Plextor PX-256M6M 256GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review

Plextor has come a long way over the last few years. The company has gone from being an also ran to one of the leading innovators in the consumer SSD market. While not as revolutionary as some of Plextor’s previous offerings, the M6M is the mSATA SSD to combine Marvell’s 88SS9188 “Monet Lite” controller with Toshiba’s new Advanced 19nm (A19) Toggle Mode MLC NAND flash. The 88SS9188 has half the NAND flash channels as the 88SS9187 “Monet” controller found in the M5M and M5 Pro. However, thanks to a custom firmware, the M6M is still able to deliver a fast, responsive computing experience. In our sequential read and write tests, the PX-256M6M was able to read at speeds as high as 521 MB/s and write at speeds in excess of 432 MB/s. It also did reasonably well our random write tests, producing more than 62,000 IOPS at low queue depths… at CDRLabs


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