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Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

  • M.2 2280
  • 256GB
  • PCI-Express 2.0 x2

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Michael L.
  • 2/1/2016 11:01:55 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReally really good - generally speaking

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Easy to install, takes advantage of new tech, plugs right in to m.2 slot on MB. Win 7 installed on it with no difficulties at all - really fast by the way. This is a good size for an OS drive plus 2-3 large games like WoW, War Thunder and SWTOR. Really the price isn't so high considering it's new and faster tech. No BSODs, quick boots, fast performance. Win 7 WEI = 7.9! This was true at the time it was written - shortly after I got it. Recently I had some problems - see below.

Cons: None - for quite awhile. I had to re-load Windows on it several times after 10 -11 months. Data corruption caused several system freezes and crashes. The drive was unusable as it was not reliable and I can't afford the time to reload Windows and restore my system over and over again. It was less than a year old and I started to regard it as garbage. Windows will only crash so many times before a system re-install is needed. It had the worst time when I was playing WoW. I had my OS on it and the game. I just don't use it at all now. I tried to contact Plextor Customer Support. The voice message told me to leave a message, that they were busy. I contacted Plextor customer service after I waited over a week to hear back. This time I got through easily. The rep gave me some avenues and assured me the 5 year warranty would be upheld in RMA if I wanted, I downloaded a Plextor testing tool and the latest firmware. I used both. I reinstalled WoW and I haven't had any issues in about 1 1/2 weeks now. My OS isn't on the drive now.

Other Thoughts: Mine was OK for awhile, but then, within a year, it wasn't. It seems that it needed some maintenance. The new firmware seems to have fixed mine. It's working good now. I just use it as a game drive now - maybe the new firmware makes it viable as an OS drive but my system is stable now and I don't want to mess with it.

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  • Kimball W.
  • 12/25/2015 8:55:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems and fast

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Fast, small, so far reliable

Cons: Not as cheap as mechanical drives

Other Thoughts: I get Windows 10 boot-up times <=20 seconds (according to 360 Total Security)

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  • Mary T.
  • 8/3/2015 2:24:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Its tiny, solid state, fast, and seems like very cool technology.

Cons: Total !#%. Returning for RMA. Data Corruption occurs within weeks of secure format / erase with very little use. Files get corrupted all the time. OS crashes due to file corruption. Apps fail due to corruption.

I have worked with computers for a very long time. At my house I have multiple servers, multiple PC's and Laptops. The servers have many harddrives (with spinning disk) and the PC's and laptops have some other SSD.

This drive has been a total nightmare. Windows 7 and windows 8 installed at different times, with only a few apps, designed to be a desktop only, with no local storage of data (therefore limited read/write cycles).

Windows has been reinstalled about 12 times, 2 after secure total wipe of drive. Keeps crashing in weird ways. Applications (MS office, Chrome, IE) all have failed at various times. During one attempt to reinstall OS, the installer crashed about 10 times before I finally did a complete secure erase and started over. JPEG temp stored on desktop for a few days become corrupted with segments inside picture becoming unreadable (data corruption). Documents fail to open after being on drive for a week or more.

Look, I never write reviews. I read them all the time, and I thank the rest of you. But this one is really making me angry. You all have to know, this thing is @#$%. And there are no cables to blame, and the PC works great if you replace this m.2 SSD with a spinning disk drive. No corruption at all with extended use. M.2 drive fails within a few days or weeks of use.

And the really bad thing? No way to prove it. Data corruption is not a "failed drive" Just bits are getting changed here and there and it slowly leads to disaster. Ugh...why did I buy this thing. Why did I want to have cutting edge technology.

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  • Bill C.
  • 6/25/2015 3:09:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall and speedy

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Easy to install and set up, meets speed specs right out of the box.

Already had one of these:
Plextor M6e Black Edition PX-256M6e-BK Half-Height, Half-Length (HH-HL) 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Both are great additions to my machine.

Plextor answered my email questions in a reasonable time frame.

Cons: No more mobo "slots" to add more ;-)

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  • Roman P.
  • 6/20/2015 5:21:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDead upon arrival.

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Didn't have the chance to test the product.

Cons: Dead upon arrival

Other Thoughts: I have no doubt that this is a good SSD if it works... it was dead upon arrival unfortunately. I also am worried about the fact that it might run a hot.

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  • Brian C.
  • 6/2/2015 6:20:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStarted Out Well, Ended in Frustration

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Very fast. Supports legacy booting.

Cons: Locks up.

Other Thoughts: At first, this SSD ran flawlessly for about 4-5 months. All of a sudden I started getting 2-3 lockups per day. I'm running Ubuntu Linux and when the problem occurs linux tells me it cannot communicate with this SSD. I have tried updating the SSD firmware and my motherboard's BIOS with no success. I guess I'll have to find a replacement SSD.

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  • David N.
  • 5/5/2015 8:32:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPCIE x2 Plex 256G

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Installation was flawless
Fast
boots in less than 8 seconds
Supports Bios for Z97 chipset

Cons: None at this time. Great product

Other Thoughts: My system specs:
Asus Z97-I mini ITX motherboard
Intel 4790k processor running at 4.4G
16G Gskill 2400 memory
Plextor pcie 256G M.2 drive
2TB 2.5 HD
500w PICO power supply
Camaro mouse & keyboard
All built into a 10th scale Camaro model
Windows 8.1

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  • JAYSON S.
  • 5/2/2015 8:14:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: 833 MB/Sec read speed
Price
Form Factor

Cons: Using 2 x 500GB SATA III SSD's in RAID 1 mode I get better read performance

Other Thoughts: Great for the money-I highly recommend!

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  • Jeffery B.
  • 4/21/2015 10:19:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFantastic Drive but Questions

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Fast
Small
Does the job as a boot Drive

Cons: Questions regarding compatibility and Drivers/Firmware

Other Thoughts: I just did a new build with a ASUS X99 3.1 Deluxe MB. I had no problem installing Win7 64bit to this drive. However, as soon as windows starts its updating the system will hang at Windows splash. I have been building systems >20 years and nothing I tried fixed this. I did not have a problem using a older Vertex 4 drive. Out of frustration I tried installing latest TP of Win 10. Runs like a champ. No issues at all. Therefore I suspect a driver/firmware issue with drive and the ASUS x99 Deluxe under Win7 64bit. Not sure where the fault is. Since the hardware on both sides is so new could be either but Win 10 obviously fixes issues. Still, I wish it would work under Win 7 as ASUS lists this drive as compatible with the X99X Deluxe. Otherwise, Fantastic drive.

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  • Nicholas H.
  • 4/14/2015 8:16:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMeep Meep ---------->

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Fast......Very fast...... Windows 8.1 loads in 20 seconds or better from full shut down. This thing is tiny. Not a whole lot bigger than a jump drive. Tuck it away nicely on the motherboard and amaze your friends with the speed. The numbers that they advertise aren't exaggerated. it will go that fast. Benchmarked drive at 735 mb/sec in my rig.

Cons: High price for such little space. Green?!?!?! didn't we get rid of that years ago??

Other Thoughts: Love this thing!!! The green is hidden by my graphics cards that cover it up nicely. Not sure why they stuck with green on a high end part like this but how much time do you really spend looking into your case drooling.

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