Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Review

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Our Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: The Plextor M6M 256GB drive we tested offered competitive performance across the board. There wasn't one particular category where the drive led the pack, but in all of the tests we ran, the Plextor M6M 256GB drive put up competitive numbers. It performed best at higher queue depths, as evidenced by the our IOMeter and CrystalDiskMark tests, where the Plextor M6M finished at or near the top of the charts. The Plextor M6M 256GB drive also put up some very good access times and its performance remains consistent, regardless of the compressibility of the data being transferred.

The Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD - Find It @ Amazon

Plextor's M6M series of drives have been available for a couple of weeks now, at prices ranging from about $69 for the 64GB model to about $169 for the 256GB drive we've tested here. At those prices, the Plextor M6M series of drives are among the more affordable mSATA-based solutions currently available. Their performance may not be class-leading in any one particular category, but overall the Plextor M6M 256GB drive we tested still performed very well across the board. If you're in the market for an mSATA drive for a small form factor build or to upgrade a notebook, and don't want to break the bank, you should absolutely check out the Plextor M6M series. They're based on a reliable, widely-used controller, feature a solid 3-year warranty, and they're priced right too.

  • Decent Performance
  • Affordable Pricing
  • Strong at High Queue Depths
  • Didn't Stand Out In Any Particular Category
  • Samsung mSATA SSD Faster Overall

Tags:  SSD, Storage, mSATA, Plextor, M6M

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