The Plextor M6V (256GB) SSD Reviewby Billy Tallis on October 12, 2015 8:00 AM EST
AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer
The Destroyer is an extremely long test replicating the access patterns of heavy desktop usage. A detailed breakdown can be found in this review. Like real-world usage and unlike our Iometer tests, the drives do get the occasional break that allows for some background garbage collection and flushing caches, but those idle times are limited to 25ms so that it doesn't take all week to run the test.
We quantify performance on this test by reporting the drive's average data throughput, a few data points about its latency, and the total energy used by the drive over the course of the test.
The M6V falls in the middle of the pack for its capacity class, and again its performance is a little behind its sibling with the same controller.
The middling to poor latency results echo the poor write performance consistency, but these results are nothing too concerning for a client drive designed for a typical consumer workload.
The SM2246EN continues to deliver impressive power efficiency, though again the BX100 beats the M6V.