Average Bench: 175% (89th of 1011)

Based on 1,348 user benchmarks.  Models: PLEXTOR PX-256M8PeG, PLEXTOR PX-256M8PeY

Outstanding average bench

The Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 74.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 545MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 730MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 84.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 604MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 634MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,348 samples)
Min Avg Max
819 Read 1,231 1,486
329 Write 760 891
366 Mixed 604 686
245 SusWrite 634 847
180% 807 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28 4K Read 40.1 47.1
65.8 4K Write 106 144
38 4K Mixed 53.7 66.6
186% 66.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
336 DQ Read 730 859
258 DQ Write 596 882
278 DQ Mixed 545 699
440% 624 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 762 746 752 730 719 709 MB/s
Read 1,470
Write 866
Mixed 663
SusWrite 736
208% 934 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 66.5
235% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 851
DQ Write 722
DQ Mixed 639
519% 738 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.06 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 709 568 560 597 576 534 MB/s
Read 1,452
Write 868
Mixed 685
SusWrite 590
200% 899 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 65.2
230% 84.8 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 845
DQ Mixed 571
505% 754 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.04 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 801 827 853 765 808 799 MB/s
Read 1,230
Write 877
Mixed 678
SusWrite 809
201% 899 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 42.4
149% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 570
DQ Write 432
DQ Mixed 489
369% 497 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.04 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 830 827 806 776 774 782 MB/s
Read 1,159
Write 876
Mixed 659
SusWrite 799
195% 873 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 41.7
137% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 32.5
DQ Write 88.3
DQ Mixed 43.7
38% 54.8 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.04 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 761 747 740 585 462 420 MB/s
Read 1,154
Write 664
Mixed 642
SusWrite 619
171% 770 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 41.2
145% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 86.3
DQ Mixed 474
242% 197 MB/s
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Typical M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 21,989 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,049

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