Average Bench: 88.2% (291st of 1012)

Based on 1,074 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-256M6S

Very good average bench

The Plextor M6S 256GB averaged just 11.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor M6S 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 178MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M6S 256GB is 46.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor M6S 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 264MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,074 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 434 481
206 Write 358 416
163 Mixed 264 297
122 SusWrite 344 409
78.5% 350 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 4K Read 28.7 35.6
35.3 4K Write 66.7 91.5
20.1 4K Mixed 32.6 42
121% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.6 DQ Read 307 371
73.8 DQ Write 273 329
35.9 DQ Mixed 178 217
164% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free
Firmware: 1.09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 346 313 371 328 369 MB/s
Read 430
Write 375
Mixed 283
SusWrite 345
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 34.5
125% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 206
190% 291 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 357 399 348 394 347 MB/s
Read 445
Write 388
Mixed 163
SusWrite 369
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 28.3
98% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 210
192% 294 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 352 377 346 385 337 MB/s
Read 431
Write 373
Mixed 276
SusWrite 349
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 30.2
104% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 194
180% 278 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $109 @ launch in Apr '14
AmazonUS $1662 years
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Typical M6S 256GB Builds (Compare 22,756 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $913

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

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