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

  • 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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  • Caleb G.
  • 2/21/2015 6:41:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful

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

Pros: Fast and Easy to Install

Cons: None

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  • Michael L.
  • 2/12/2015 11:45:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally really good.

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

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!

Cons: Zero, none.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because of advertised and rated compatibility. I was not disappointed. This is the future in SSDs. I would buy this again for sure.

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  • Aleksandr B.
  • 2/10/2015 6:22:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAlexB

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

Pros: Fast, tiny. No problems for ~ three months of usage.

Cons: Freezes - absolutely the same experience as reported by Chris F: freezes, cannot resolve by windows 8.1 re-install, cannot resolve by updating MB firmware. Completely resolved by replacing M2 Plextor with SATA HDD.

Other Thoughts: Interesting that freezes have started at the same time-frame as Chris F. review date - at the end of December-2014 (in my case I have updated Plextor firmware to 1.4 and almost immediately run into the problem with system-hungs).

my MB: AsRock Z97 Extreme6

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  • Thomas D.
  • 2/9/2015 7:02:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast

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

Pros: I replaced My 3x corsair force gt raid 0 with this drive.
All the benchmarks say its a lot slower than the ssd raid but it does feel faster and smoother. windows does start faster and games load quicker with this drive. Was really easy to install and set up on the ASUS z97 Maximus vii hero. Just remember to set it up in the pcie settings in the bios. Not in the sata set up.

Cons: Price Vs sata ssd raid price

I was hoping to speed up my start up by eliminating the raid bios screen but it added a Plextor screen to the start up just before the uefi bios screen. But the screen is only up for 1 second. Not a big deal to me.
Also I wish the drive was Black so it would look better on my Maximus vii hero board. It sticks out like a soar thumb.
One last thing and its not Plextor's fault. Do to Intel's lack of PCIe lanes, when you install any M.2 Drives on PCIe, you loose the bottom PCIe slots. I can still run SLI, Just not anything else with it. I had to pull my Sound Blaster sound card and run the onboard sound. I will miss my better sound card.

Other Thoughts: Over all I love this drive. Its a cleaner look for the case and its fast. My 3 good SSDs in raid 0 benched at 1638 mb/s and this drive reads at 731 mb/s but it really feels faster in real world usage. Also, when I flash my bios, I don't have to rebuild a raid and reinstall windows.

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  • Andrew P.
  • 2/6/2015 3:15:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat SSD

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

Pros: Back when I made the switch from 3.5 inch HDD to 2.5 inch SSD I was blown away. Well, it just got better with PCI-E based M.2 drives.

This thing doesn't need a power cable. This thing doesn't need a data cable. This thing is smaller than a RAM stick. Unless HDD's and SSD's are somehow the showcase of your build, this form factor is better in every way. I am in love with the low-profile aspect.

Cons: The PCB is green, which will not look good with any motherboard PCB colour except green, but those look bad anyway. It would have been a cool touch to have black PCB instead since it won't clash with other colours, and it will actually make it almost invisible on black motherboards. Someone who doesn't know what to look for will miss it (and probably ask where you hard drive is). -0.1 eggs.

The warranty sticker is on the face-up side. It looks awful. I am considering removing it in a couple of weeks if there haven't been problems. -0.3 eggs.

Other Thoughts: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!

There are PCI-E based M.2 SSD's and there are SATA III based M.2 SSD's. Be very very very very very certain that you make the distinction. My motherboard does NOT support SATA III M.2 SSD's and after talking it over with a tech community, I understand why they didn't make support for it: the SATA III interface is pretty much already maxed out. PCI-E is not.

The SATA based ones only exist because they will not slurp up a PCI-E lane. In the case of my motherboard, the fourth PCI-E slot shares lanes with the M.2 slot so if there's something plugged into one slot, the other is disabled. I'm not interested in 4-way GPU configurations but if you are, you cannot use this drive!


The nomenclature for these drives is XXYY; for example, this one is 2280. The first number refers to the width (22 mm) and the second to the length (80mm). This is purely dimensions. Make sure it fits, first of all, but don't make the mistake that any 2280 will work, because there are 2280 PCI-E based drives and 2280 SATA based drives.

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  • Harold C.
  • 1/4/2015 12:34:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsooops

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

Pros: I am sure this is fine and working. Must be very careful with your motherboard. You must be sure you motherboard can run x4 and x2. If, like my Asus x99 Deluxe, you can only run x4 then an x2 is not compatible. So, this stick will not work. This stick has a g+m thus making the stick run in x2. On the Asus you need an M only so it will run in x4.

Cons: None, but know your connections, before you try this. There does not seem to be support, so you are on your own. I ended up with a Samsung that ran in x4. I called Samsung and they told me I am on my own with unproven Tech. I have it working, and great.

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  • MICHAEL W.
  • 12/29/2014 2:49:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsM.2 rocks

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

Pros: Fast, crazy fast, from power on to fully working window in 20 seconds, web browsing is incredibly snappy, gaming loading , data transfer and processing are much much faster; The size is too small it just disappears on the motherboard. And it is Silent.

Cons: more expensive than the SSD 2.5, but perform better than all the SSD 2.5. But once you tried this , you really can not go back

Other Thoughts: I can't really point out any cons beside the price; I was upgraded from the HDD. I can go the SSD route but decide to jump on the M.2 since my motherboard is the MSI gaming 5. From my experience the M.2 works 20-30 percent faster than the general SSD, at a higher price. If you already have SSD, you are fine; If you want to upgrade from HHD, and you have a chance to get a M. 2. compatible motherboard , don't mind the higher cost, then this is definitely a compelling choice. The green PCB color might put off some people, but I am OK with it . Other than that, The HYPE is REAL.

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  • Chris F.
  • 12/29/2014 12:34:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCauses Freezing / Lockups aon Win 8.1 & Win 8

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

Pros: Extremely fast write/read speeds

Cons: This SSD seemed amazing at first. I installed WIndows 8.1 on it and started to install all my drives and programs. Shortly after installing Dropbox, and pointing Dropbox to sync the files to my other internal HDD, my entire system was freezing and locking up. My mouse could move, but any windows or programs were unresponsive. Start menu, control panel, ctr+alt+delete, all unresponsive. The only way to get out of it was to hard reset the PC.

This happened about 3 times a day. I thought for sure my HDD was going bad or the wires were bad. Swapped them out for a brand new HDD and wires, same issue. Thought it was the MB, so I updated the bios. Thought it may be Win 8.1, so I installed Win8. Same issue. Thought it may be the drivers for 3rd party software, so I tested on fresh versions of Win 8.1 and Win 8. Same issues. Went through every possible scenario and then I came back to this Plextor. I updated the firmware on the Plextor and thought for sure that would fix it. Nope. So I Swapped it out for a SATA SSD, freezing was gone, Dropbox sync'd perfectly fine. It's been about a week since swapping it out, haven't had 1 freeze yet.

I also saw 1 or 2 other people posting on the internet with the same issue and that's when I realized we all had the Plextor in common and decided to check into it.

Not sure if I have a bad product or it's not compatible with other HDD's. Either way, definitely the 1st bad review i've ever written on Newegg. Lost about 25+ hours worth of time.

Other Thoughts: Wait to buy the new technology until they work out the kinks!

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  • Mr A.
  • 12/21/2014 12:32:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Great idea, simple and fast to load, can't beat Plextor in my experience

Cons: Still a little expensive but that's how it goes if you want the latest and greatest

Other Thoughts: M.2 is a terrific idea and Plextor makes it simple
My build:
Mother Board – ASROCK FATAL1TY X99X KILLER LGA 2011-V3
VGA Card – XFX Black Edition R9-280A-TDBD R9 280 384-Bit
Power Supply – CORSAIR 1000W HX1000I EPS12V 80 Plus Platinum
SSD - PLEXTOR 256GB PX-G256M6E M.2 2280 PCI-Express 2.0 x2
BLU-RAY BURNER - PIONEER BDR-2209
Solid State Drive - INTEL SSDSC2BP240G4R5 240GB SATA 6Gb/s
Memory - 4X8GB G.SKILL F4-2400C15Q-32GRR2 DDR4
Hard Disk Drive - 500G WD WD5000HHTZ VelociRaptor
CPU – INTEL CORE I7 5960X 3.0GHZ LGA 2011-V3
Liquid Cooler – ENERMAX ELC-LT240-HP All-In-One Dual Fan
OS - MS WIN 7 PRO SP1 64-BIT - OEM
CASE - LIAN-LI PC-10NB ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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  • JEFFREY K.
  • 12/1/2014 5:54:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsF-A-S-T

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

Pros: No problems making it the boot partition and installing Win 8.1 on it. No more waiting on disk I/O.

Cons: None so far.

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