Plextor M6e black review

Plextor M6e black review

 

Plextor M6e black review

Review: Plextor
M6e Black

Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis

Provided by: Plextor

Model: M6e Black 125GB SSD

Firmware version: 1.05

 

 

 

Times are moving forward very fast and to
me it doesn’t seem that long ago when I got my Plextor 48x24x48x CD-R/RW,
however things have moved on from that era, and thankfully so did Plextor. Over
the last couple of years Plextor has been focussing on SSDs, and I can say that
they have had some very competitive drives.

The M6e is one drive that doesn’t need any
introduction, we have already seen this, and we know what it can do, however
Plextor decided that they needed something that will make the drive even more
attractive to gamers, enthusiasts, and to all those that don’t want to look at
a green PCB. So here we have the Plextor M6e Black to review, a drive that
simply looks astonishing but at the same time has a lot of added value through software.

So I will thank Plextor for sending me the
M6e Black 128GB drive to review and, before I move forward with this review, I
would like to give you the option to visit the official Plextor site to find
out more about Plextor and their products. All you have to do is simply click here.

Now let’s take a look at the package, its
contents, and the drive.

Plextor M6e Black 128GB SSD

Let’s start by taking a look at the package
and the contents of the Plextor M6e Black 128GB SSD. We’ll start with the
package.

Plextor M6e black review

Here is the front of the Plextor M6e PCI
Express SSD, we can clearly see all the main features of the drive, plus the
size of the drive and the five year warranty that it comes with.

Plextor M6e black review

and
the back of the box.

Plextor M6e black review

 

Here is a close look at the package and its
contents. As we can see there is a quick installation manual, a VIP card that
has information about registering your drive, and also where to find support
worldwide. There is also a CD but I am 100% that most people will go and
download the latest version from the Plextor site. Finally we find the drive
and one screw, which is everything that you need.

 

Plextor M6e black review

A
look at the Plextor M6e black. I don’t think that there is any need to say that
it simply looks awesome.

Now
let’s take a more detailed look at the drive, here are a few pictures of the
drive.

Plextor M6e black review

The front side, and here is the only place
that we can see the green PCB of the M.2 drive. But other than that you will
never see it.

Plextor M6e black review

On the reverse side of the drive, we can
see the + and ground info for the HDD led activity indicator, and two stickers.

Plextor M6e black review

As we can see one sticker has all the info
about the drive, firmware, manufacturing date, and power requirements, and the
other is the usual warranty sticker.

Plextor M6e black review

Here is a look at the heat sink of the
Plextor M6e Black. I’m very happy to see that it make contact with the NAND,
but I would have liked it better if the drive was positioned the other way
around so that it could also keep the Marvel controller cool.

Plextor M6e black review

Here is the rear of the M.2 drive that is
inside the Plextor M6e Black, on which we can see the Toshiba NAND and the
Marvel controller.

Plextor M6e black review

On
the side that makes contact with the heat sink we can see another set of
Toshiba NAND, the RAM.

Specifications of the Plextor M6e Black 128GB SSD

In the pictures below we get a more
detailed view of the performance of the Plextor M6e Black SSD series.

Plextor M6e black review

In the above picture we can see that the
drive is available in three capacities, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Also we can
see the main specifications of the drive, in our case for the 128GB drive, but
you can see all the info for the other two drives here.

CrystalDiskInfo

Plextor M6e black review

In
the above screenshot we see all the available info for the Plextor M6e Black SSD.

 

Let’s head to the next page where we
take a closer look on the software that come with the Plextor M6e Black