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Plextor M6 Pro 256GB SSD

Feb 17,2015 0 Comments

Plextor M6 Pro 256GB SSD

Plextor M6 Pro 256GB SSD. This review wraps up a long run of Plextor product reviews that started with the M6M, moved through the M6e Black Edition series, and concludes with the M6 Pro products like the 256GB model we have here today.

As we discussed in the M6 Pro 128GB review, the M6 Pro product series got off to a rocky start. Our samples were delivered in person at Flash Memory Summit back in August 2014, and we planned to get enough performance data at the show to write a quick preview article, but we stumbled across a few performance and stability issues. Within a few weeks, the M6 Pro drives went on sale, and not long afterward, owners complained about data loss, instability, and failed products. Plextor pulled these products from Newegg, Amazon, and other e-tail outlets, and a few forum posts even spoke of a recall. However, Plextor never announced a recall in a press release.

It didn’t take long for Plextor to release firmware 1.02 to fix the stability issues and get the drives back on the market. When released, the M6 Pro series was priced a bit higher than most of us were willing to spend. This is a premium product with a very nice accessory package, but premium products need to have high performance to justify the higher cost.

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