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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD Review - SSD Bling

02/09/2015 - 15:33

Introduction: Plextor launched their M6e PCIe SSD in mid-2014. This was the first consumer retail available native PCIe SSD. While previous solutions such as the OCZ RevoDrive bridged SATA SSD controllers to PCIe through a RAID or VCA device, the M6e...

PlexTurbo 2.0, Conclusion, and Final Thoughts

02/05/2015 - 15:44

PlexTurbo: With the release of the M6e Black Edition, Plextor also announced an update to their Plextools suite. [inline:files/review/2015-02-05/plexturbo 2 - 4.png]

Random Performance - Iometer (IOPS/latency), YAPT (random)

02/05/2015 - 14:54

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Sequential Performance - HDTach, HDTune, File Copy, YAPT (sequential)

02/04/2015 - 22:42

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

02/04/2015 - 19:28

Internals: Prior to disassembly we looked at the back and were immediately disappointed: [inline:files/review/2015-02-04/150116-151518.jpg] Just like with the M6e PCIe edition, the socketed M.2 SSD can not be removed from the M6e Black without...

Mobile G-Sync Confirmed and Tested with Leaked Alpha Driver

01/30/2015 - 16:08

It has been an abnormal week for us here at PC Perspective. Our typical review schedule has pretty much flown out the window, and the past seven days have been filled with learning, researching, retesting, and publishing. That might sound like the norm,...

Drawbacks and Conclusion

01/30/2015 - 12:42

Low FPS flicker

Digging Deeper

01/30/2015 - 12:24

So there we were, left with G-Sync somehow working on a regular laptop. It just sat there on the table in front of us, showing off its smoothly sweeping pendulum. We bounced around some working theories, one of which was that perhaps this laptop series...

Samsung 840 EVO Performance Restoring Firmware Only Partially Effective

01/28/2015 - 22:37

Well here we are again with this Samsung 840 EVO slow down issue cropping up here, there, and everywhere. The story for this one is so long and convoluted that I’m just going to kick this piece off with a walk through of what was happening with...

Cold Storage Samples and Conclusion

01/28/2015 - 21:49

Cold Storage Samples Now let us move onto those samples we had sitting for four months: [inline:files/review/2015-01-28/840 evo retest - 11-.png] Above is the 250GB sample, which was half filled with 5 large files prior to storage. It’s pretty...