Plextor M8Pe 256Gb SSD technical review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Plextor's M8Pe SSD use PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. Read below about this SSD on our page.

Plextor M8Pe 256Gb SSD technical review

Plextor's 256Gb M8Pe NVMe SSD works on Marvell 88SS1093. The M8Pe comes equipped with Toshiba MLC flash memory. Plextor M8Pe besides, available in 3 capacities: 128 Gb, 1 Tb and 512 Gb volume sizes.

Performance and benchmarks

Plextor M8Pe use PCIe M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 bus with sequential write speeds equals to 1400 MB/s, and read speeds 2500 Mbps. M8Pe has input/output performance 280000 on reading and 240000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Plextor give 5 years warranty period. As well it has 2.4 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 256 Gb
Interface M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4
Controller Marvell 88SS1093
Memory type Toshiba MLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 2500
Write speed (Mb/s) 1400
Read IOPS 280000
Write IOPS 240000
Endurance (TBW) n/a
MTBF (million hours) 2.4
Warranty (years) 5


M8Pe (256Gb) produced by Plextor support PCIe Gen3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe 4. The maximum write speed is 1400 Mbps, that is slower than has most of competitors. Weighing all these factors, Plextor M8Pe 256Gb has more cons and our site highly do not advise to have it.

+ Pros

  • None

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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The Plextor M8Pe has no dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) or information about it is unknown. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes storage work faster, but also more expensive.

The Plextor M8Pe 256Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to work with no extra cooling systems. Some motherboards already has thermal pads below and above the drive for improving performance during times of high loads.

The Plextor M8Pe 256Gb has maximum write speed 1400 Mbps, sequential read speed 2500 Mb per second. It works on Marvell 88SS1093 controller and M.2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND flash memory type is Toshiba MLC.
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