Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD Review

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HD Tune Pro 5.50 Benchmarking

HD Tune Pro 5.50 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.

Read Performance Testing

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Benchmark Results: The Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 SSD averaged 539.0 MB/s on the HD Tune read benchmark test and had a burst rate of just 520.5 MB/s with an access time of 0.031ms. Very impressive results!

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Benchmark Results: The Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 SSD does a great job on the the random access read benchmark and never had a maximum access time over 3ms on and of the transfer sizes tested!

Write Performance Testing

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Benchmark Results: The Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 SSD had an average write speed of 374.7 MB/s with a burst speed of 509.2 MB/s and an access time of 0.039ms on the HD Tune write test.

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Benchmark Results: It doesn’t appear that the ASUS Hyper Express drives RAID setup is working right with HD Tune in this benchmark.

File Testing

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Benchmark Results: The file block benchmark results with nearly 700MB/s read and 550MB/s write for most file sizes over 1MB. The file transfer speed benchmark showed fairly stable read speeds that averaged 715.5 MB/s and the write speeds averaged 567.8 MB/s.

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