Plextor M6V 256GB SSD
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