Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts
- Great performance in a small form factor.
- Good cost/GB.
- Possible long-term performance issues when run without TRIM.
- Availability looks to be a bit scarce.
Pricing and Availability:
As the M6M has been out for a few weeks, we'll go with street pricing (as of this writing):
- 64GB – $60 ($0.94/GB)
- 128GB – $90 ($0.70/GB)
- 256GB – $150 ($0.59/GB)
- 512GB – $420 ($0.82/GB) (out of stock when checked)
The Plextor M6M series carries a 3-year warranty.
I was pleasantly surprised by the overall performance of the Plextor M6M. The Marvell controller does very well when coupled with Toshiba flash memory, and does not seem to suffer any penalties when linked to only four flash packages in the smaller mSATA form factor. Pricing is still a bit unstable as these have not been on the market for long, but if you can find one at a competitive cost/GB, it will be a great option for those needing an mSATA SSD.