The Plextor M6S is an extremely efficient SSD, capable of reaching 94,000 / 80,000 IOPS on random read and write, as well as 520 / 440 MB/s speeds on sequential read and write
Plextor M6S SSD - The Ultimate System Upgrade
The Plextor M6S is an extremely efficient SSD, capable of reaching 94,000 / 80,000 IOPS* on random read and write, as well as 520 / 440 MB/s* speeds on sequential read and write. Compared to the previous generation the write speed of the M6S 128 GB model has increased by an incredible 50%. The M6S' performance blows any traditional hard drive out of the water and translates into greater improvements in boot times, application execution, gaming experiences, and overall system responsiveness.
* Performance benchmark is Plextor 512GB M6S SSD. Actual performance may vary based on hardware, software and overall system configuration.
Built for the Real World
The M6S SSD incorporates the latest Marvell dual-core controller 88SS9188, bringing with it the dual benefit of boosted performance as well as lowered power consumption. The M6S can help you greatly reduce the boot-up and shut-down times, launch applications on the fly, and feel at ease opening and saving large files.
Under the same operating environment, the power consumption of M6S has decreased by 30% to 50% compared to the previous generation's M5S. When compared to traditional 7200RPM hard disk drives, it gives your notebook up to 30 minutes of extra battery life, giving increased flexibility and peace of mind when on the go.
The M6S's control chips and flash memory are made of semiconductor components, unlike the rotary platters, arms and read-write heads of traditional hard disk drives. This makes the M6S shockproof, shatterproof, and lightweight, making ideal storage media for office professionals on the move!
Windows Boot Time
The Plextor 256GB M6S SSD takes only 12 seconds to start up Windows 7, while a 7200RPM 320GB traditional hard disk drive takes at least 50 seconds, four times as long.
File Copy Time
The speed of copying a single large file for M6S is 4.7 times faster than HDD, while copying multiple files is even faster, by as much as 6 times!
The M6S meets the latest SATA power saving mode specification, and supports the latest DEVSLP power mode, allowing M6S to stay powered on and connected for 24 hours. In DEVSLP power mode, the M6S's power consumption is a mere 2mW, and resume time only 100 milliseconds. Under sleep mode, power consumption is even lower, thus extending battery life.
Best Choice for Workstation and Everyday User
The M6S also includes Plextor's own exclusive True Speed technology to guarantee consistent performance when working with all data types, no matter how long the SSD has been in use. The M6S supercharges your efficiency when working with audio, video, and multi-media content. Compared to traditional HDD, M6S saves 50% to 80% processing time on document processing, graphic design, animation design, and game playing.
Plextor High Quality Standard
Plextor's M6S uses the highest level Toggle-mode Toshiba flash memory paired with the latest Marvell 88SS9188 dual-core server-grade controller chip, giving the M6S unrivaled performance. During high-speed read/write operations the M6S can continue to meet the data needs of multiple applications allowing it to maintain high performance and efficiency in even in heavy multi-tasking environments.
With reliability being one of Plextor's key cornerstones, you can be sure the M6S can stand the test of time. Manufactured with the most advanced testing methods and rigorous protocols, each and every M6S SSD is designed to deliver the best in quality.
Plextor SSDs must go through multiple layers of strict reliability tests before it can enter mass production. 465 pre-production units of SSDs are tested simultaneously in continuous 576 hour tests. Running these extended large-scale parallel tests ensures high reliability in read-write operations for end users.
48hr Sustained Read and Write Test
Two days continuous 4K file read / write test; zero error pass requirement meaning no BSOD, black screens, or screen freezes.
4000 Times Idle Test – Sleep and Hibernation Test
After 24 hours of sequential read / write, enter S3 sleep for 30 minutes and wake up, and repeat 4000 times; zero error pass requirement meaning no BSOD, black screens, or screen freezes.
250 Times Power Cycle–Cold and Warm Boot Tests
Continuously cold boot and warm boot cycle for 250 times, no units may display errors.
We use FLEXSTAR® testing systems, the industry's best test chambers, to simulate the conditions of various real work environments so that PLEXTOR SSDs can maintain the highest operation quality and stability under all kinds of harsh environments and operating conditions.
Our commitment to excellent quality including using top class components and undertaking rigorous testing allows PLEXTOR to provide a 3 year warranty. Users may contact the technical support center at any time, to ask product-related technical questions, or rapidly make arrangements for repair or replacement through our integrated distribution services network, providing them with the complete reassurance and support of a full SSD warranty service experience.
Model PX-128M6S PX-256M6S PX-512M6S
Capacity 128GB 256GB 512GB
DRAM Cache 256MB DDR3 512MB DDR3 768MB DDR3
Read/Write Speed (Under Windows NTFS)
Sequential Read Speed
(SATA 6Gb/s)** Up to 520 MB/s Up to 520 MB/s Up to 520 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed
(SATA 6Gb/s)** Up to 300 MB/s Up to 420 MB/s Up to 440 MB/s
Random Read Speed
(IOPS 4KB)*** Up to 88,000 Up to 90,000 Up to 94,000
Random Write Speed
(IOPS 4KB)*** Up to 75,000 Up to 80,000 Up to 80,000
Power Consumption 0.25W (MobileMark) 0.25W (MobileMark) 0.25W (MobileMark)
*ASUS P8P67 PRO (Windows 7 x64) used as test platform; Results may vary based on hardware, software and overall system configuration
**Performance measured using CrystalDiskMark
***Performance measured using CrystalDiskMark QD32
Environmental and Reliability
Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C (Operating)
Shock 1500G, At 1 msec half-sine
Vibration 7 ~ 800Hz, 2.17Grms (Operation)
MTBF > 1,500,000 hours
Warranty 3 years Plextor's Warranty Service
Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows Family / Linux / Mac OS
Agency Approval UL, CE, BSMI, WHQL, RoHS
Command Set Support TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, ATA/ATAPI-8
DATA Encryption Supported
Firmware Upgrade Supported
SATA Interface SATA 3, also compatible with SATA 6/3/1.5 Gb/s
Form Factor and Connectors
Form Factor 2.5 inch form factor
Power Connector 15-pin SATA connector for DC 5V input
Data Connector 7-pin SATA connector
Dimension and Weight
Dimension (L x W x H) 100mm x 69.85mm x 6.8mm
Weight 2.54 oz / 60g (Max., with case)
Drive 128GB/256GB/512GB SSD
Document Quick installation guide, User's manual and warranty statement