Average Bench: 87.7% (198th of 955)

Based on 43 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-512M6S

Very good average bench

The Plextor M6S 512GB averaged just 12.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor M6S 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 28MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M6S 512GB is 38.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor M6S 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 239MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 59.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 473 502
279 Write 412 448
225 Mixed 436 461
98.3% 440 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 4K Read 28.2 38
21.4 4K Write 59.4 99.4
7.33 4K Mixed 28 39.1
110% 38.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 239 379
34.7 DQ Write 213 318
3.12 DQ Mixed 67.3 94.1
93.8% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 480
Write 422
Mixed 449
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 31.5
105% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 91.2
134% 251 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.08
Read 369
Write 279
Mixed 225
64% 291 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 31.8
4K Mixed 16.9
75% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 70.7
DQ Mixed 47.1
49% 82.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,537,239 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $204 @ launch in Apr '14
AmazonUS $18924 mins
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Typical M6S 512GB Builds (Compare 520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asrock X99X Killer - $340

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,641

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9188-BOM2. NAND Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC.

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