Average Bench: 87.6% (227th of 959)

Based on 48 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-512M6S

Very good average bench

The Plextor M6S 512GB averaged just 12.4% 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 28.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 78.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M6S 512GB is 39.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor M6S 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 304MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 247MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 48 samples)
Min Avg Max
344 Read 472 502
57.8 Write 403 448
4.5 Mixed 415 461
21.6 SusWrite 304 387
89.5% 398 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 4K Read 28.4 38
21.4 4K Write 59.8 99.4
7.33 4K Mixed 28.6 41.1
111% 38.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 247 379
34.7 DQ Write 214 318
3.12 DQ Mixed 78.4 227
100% 180 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free
Firmware: 1.08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 377 355 425 367 436 MB/s
Read 482
Write 398
Mixed 301
SusWrite 387
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 38.9
138% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 220
196% 296 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 401 336 341 398 360 MB/s
Read 446
Write 397
Mixed 292
SusWrite 364
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 22.3
82% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 218
196% 297 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 5.1 9.2 21 35 14 MB/s
Read 482
Write 57.8
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 21.6
30% 142 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 36.8
132% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 90.9
DQ Mixed 99.6
105% 182 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $204 @ launch in Apr '14
AmazonUS $18911 days
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Typical M6S 512GB Builds (Compare 2,006 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme4 - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $875

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

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