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Plex­tor M6V 256GB SSD

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST -

Another month, another SSD to con­sider for your rig. For this is­sue, we take a look at an SSD from one of the more prom­i­nent names in this stor­age cat­e­gory (at least, un­til In­tel's new 3D XPoint mem­ory for­mat be­comes a full com­mer­cial re­al­ity). More specif­i­cally, the SSD we'll be test­ing is the 256GB vari­ant of the Plex­tor M6V.

To be­gin as we al­ways do, we start with the aes­thet­ics of the M6V. The stor­age mod­ule is housed in­side a sleek, sil­ver me­tal­lic 2.5-inch casing, a re­cur­ring theme which Plex­tor has ex­hib­ited since the first M-se­ries SSD came to light. How­ever, in­stead of a dark chro­matic gray theme, the M6V is re­ally just a brighter sheet of (what we as­sume to be) alu­minum. Also, like all SSDs, the M6V is thin and easy to at­tach to any desk­top casing or notebook en­clo­sure.

Plex­tor's only dec­o­ra­tions on the M6V is a brand sticker, which has been em­bla­zoned on the front of the SSD, and another sticker with the de­vice's build de­tails and man­u­fac­turer's num­ber at the back of it. Also, it weighs in at 70g, mean­ing that it is barely a hin­drance and prac­ti­cally weighs like noth­ing in the long run when in­stalled in a

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