Win a Plextor M6e PCIe SSD For Your PC!

The SSD Review and Plextor are teaming up to give away one of their newest M6e PCIe SSDs to one lucky reader!  That’s right, break that SATA barrier in any system that has an open PCIe slot.

Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD With Adapter

If you are new to our little corner of the web, check out our recent report on the Plextor M6e where we tested it at speeds above 770MB/s solo and, just for the fun of it, we pulled off some RAID testing where two of these SSDs reached an astounding 1.3GB/s.  Now, just to be completely transparent, we haven’t received confirmation on M6e size yet but the winner will be receiving a brand new Plextor M6e PCIe card as you see above, one that has the full 5 year warranty included.

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This is A CANADA/USA GIVEAWAY and only those 18 years and older at the time of the entry are eligible.  Residents of the Province of Quebec are not eligible and Canadian residents must complete a skill testing question to be awarded the prize should they be selected.  Commercial enterprises and business entities, employed members of Essentially Tech Media Corporation (excluding volunteer Forum moderators) and Plextor, as well as their immediate family members, are not eligible. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Rules and The SSD Review’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters relating to a Promotion.


This giveaway is valid from 11:30pm on 13 April 2014 and closes at 11:59pm 30 April 2014 One contest entry will be randomly drawn and person listed on that ballot contacted within 7 days.


Each person is eligible to win in the following manner:

  1. Post a comment on this post;
  2. Like Our Facebook Contest Post or retweet Our Twitter Post; AND
  3. Like the Plextor Facebook Contest Post and Register To Win There!

All rules and regulations are listed in the Plextor Contest Page and under the control of Plextor.  The winner for this contest will be drawn and notified by Plextor.



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  1. Alexander Genvarev

    I’d love to Win a Plextor M6e PCIe SSD!

  2. Wow cool contest. Hope I can win

  3. I’m not going to lie, I have no reason to need this, but I need this.

  4. you have done it again Les !

  5. Good luck everyone.

  6. I have a lonely PCI-E slot that needs company.

  7. Thanks folks 🙂

  8. cool contest. fingers crossed

  9. Adam 'Bacon' Colgrove

    Would be great to win!

  10. Thanks SSD Review and Plextor for a chance at winning a cool product 🙂

  11. This SSD is insane!!

  12. Amazing giveaway. Count me in please.

  13. Thanks for the chance

  14. Awesome. This is really great!

  15. This product seems geared toward gamers as I don’t see how you could load an OS onto it. Still, I’d love to win it!

    • It’s not just gamers, though they would of course get a benefit when it came to loading screens and so on. If you use any conversion or rendering software then this would be great for the read and output files.

      For example, using Claro Read to convert a text PDF into audio might save you a couple of seconds, but if you do that for your entire course text for every module in a degree the time saved would mean more study time for someone with a sight impairment or dyslexia.

    • It is a fully bootable card which permits OS loading.

  16. Good Luck everyone {{ NOT ENTERED, UK citizen }}

  17. Nice, checking in

  18. thanks for the chance

  19. another extraordinary giveaway, ~ cheers! 🙂

  20. Outstanding chance…thanx!

  21. Thanks for the chance! Awesome!

  22. This would be amazing. I love Plextor CD/DVD drives already so wouldn’t mind trying this product from them as well.

  23. Yes please!

  24. I hope I win this !

  25. Nice, Thanks for the Contest.

  26. great opportunity, and just the card I have been considering

  27. If I waste time on Facebook, how will I have any time to waste here??

  28. Great contest, thanks! (Kitty Cartouche on FB)

  29. Wow, would love to win this.

  30. I’m always impressed when a tech company offers a 5 year warranty

  31. nice another giveaway, at this rate, I think i can win :>

  32. great ssd

  33. Thanks SSD Review!

  34. Looks nice, I would love to win one

  35. Another great contest, would love to win!!

  36. The official rules on the Plextor Facebook page make no mention of this not being open to Quebec.

  37. Thanks Les,

    People have always looked to me for recommendations on cutting edge technology but, until I found The SSD Review, I didn’t have quality knowledge or data.

  38. I did all the steps
    -Tanya B

  39. wow, very nice giveaway, all done , good luck for all

  40. Awesome! I didnt even know that PCIe SSDs existed, let alone that they were faster than SATA. I would love this to boot my OS off of!

  41. Zachariah Ellingson


  42. quite stoked that they’ve gone the PCIe route with this, though I read a review that mentioned issues with garbage collection that eroded performance periodically. Any observations on this from your side, Les? We use Accelsiors in a variety of applications, and I’m always happy to see a variety of [vendor] choices made available when effective workarounds (like bypassing SATA controller limitations) are presented.

    • We havent experienced any GC issues or drop in performance but we will update this reply should anything be observed.

      • i’ll stay tuned for updates – what’s your take on the Win/Linux path from here, given that Apple chose PCIe Flash as the exclusive internal strage option for 2013 Mac Pro? …and will we see implementations wider than 4-lane for flash boards soon?

  43. Thanks for putting this on Les!

  44. Liked, commented, entered, thank you’d!

  45. Liked, commented and entered. Thanks!

  46. Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. Throwing in my name, and thanks

  48. Thanks for having a lot of SSD information in one place and for the reviews, guides, and giveaways.

  49. Nice! One question, the SSD itself looks identical to the ones in the 2013 model Macbook Airs. I happen to have a spare 128 GB module. Would that work in this card? Does Plextor sell just the card?

  50. Awesome SSD FTW!

  51. Andreas Niggemann

    Very cool !!

  52. This is soooo cool… Thanks for the great giveaway!

  53. i’m saving to buy one of these babies

  54. I’ve never used a PCIe SSE or any PCIe device other than my video card. I’m curious as to how it compares with standard SATA SSDs.

  55. Looks like I may get a chance to try out this newer technology prior to kicking the bucket…

  56. This is interesting.

  57. In it to win it

  58. Oh. This thing look red hot and cool at the same time! Excellent…

  59. Wow what an awesoem contest, would love to win this! Absolutely Awesome! Thank you Plextor for the awesome opportunity to win this awesome PCI-e SSD!

  60. Well, isn’t that nice?

  61. I can’t wait to win this… soooweeeeet!!

  62. Wow un disque dur PCI E a prix ABORDABLE, plus rapide qu’un SSD normal (SATA)

  63. Drool. My system would love me forever if I installed one of this. Good Luck folks and Thanks for the chance.

  64. I’m looking to speed up my hard drive. I’m glad I waited. This looks good.

  65. never tried a PCIe SSD before…

  66. It’s awesome that SSD has moved to PCIe for private sector applications!

  67. Speeds and specs appear very good for this SSD. Nice that it’s PCIx to help that.

  68. read and write speeds look good, how does it compare to the M6M mSATA SSD?

  69. I’d love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. in,thanks!

  71. I have always purchased Plextor, Plextor products rock!

  72. OK then, let me post a comment here…

  73. Awesome performance for sure, and my rig would really like this. Thanks!

  74. Would love to have that.

  75. Hello out there !! nice contest… but I wanna ask is the speed and the amount of data on the PCI-e bus slowing down the graphic card…? or do i see ghosts

  76. Darrin Schonefeld

    I can’t wait to try this in my system

  77. Set me free with an SSD! =) Thanks folks and Plextor for the Giveaway.

  78. Big thanks!

  79. I love giveaways like this!

  80. Thank you for the opportunity!

  81. Always wanted to try one of the PCIe variants!

  82. This is genuinely a good giveaway! 🙂

  83. Thanks guys for this giveaway! *crossing fingers*

  84. Thanks for the product info.

  85. I love this M.2 PCIe for My own system.. they are awesome.

  86. the new release of Ubuntu 14.04 will add more support for ssd platforms

  87. Heck yes!

  88. Yes please!

  89. Jeroen Van den Broek

    This is the best SSD and giveaway ever. The M6E is so cool and UEFI compatible, wonderful Plextor !!!!!

  90. Awesome SSD, good job on the giveaway Les 🙂

  91. The feature looks nice, but it would be nice if Plextor has any similar that can be used to upgrade SSD for my Asus tablet Slate EP121.

  92. Very nice! Thanks for the chance.

  93. This looks like a pretty impressive SSD, though truth be told I’m still pretty new to SSD’s (still using a normal SATA drive currently). Thanks for the giveaway as well and keep up the good work!

  94. Would love to win this

  95. I want it.

  96. Just what I need….

  97. I knew vaguely of this technology but am glad to have learned more!

  98. AWESOME, wish I am lucky

  99. I am excited to see Plextor with a PCIe SSD!!!

  100. Thanks for the great contest, hope I win! 🙂

  101. We have 2 very high end versions of these in a file server. The speed boost is incredible, even if they cost ~$12,000. This “home version” would be awesome in my gaming PC!

  102. Very nice contest … Thanks.

  103. Looking forward to using this!

  104. In it to win it.

  105. This is a killer SSD. Curious, will it work in M.2 slots for laptops as well?

    • Not unless the laptop is at least M.2 PCIe X2 native…

      It will not work in SATA M.2 slots.

      • Thanks for the reply. Is it possible for a slot to be compatible with both types or is it strictly SATA or PCI-E? I thought they made this form factor to increase compatibility, not cause confusion.

      • We are still in the infancy of M.2. It is possible to have a system capable of both native PCIe SSDs and SATA SSDs but we have not seen that just yet. If you review our extensive M.2 coverage, you will see companies like Sony actually distributed both, with marketing only reflecting that of the more powerful native PCIe M.2.
        We have yet to have a new Samsung ultra in our hands but rumor has it that it can switch.

  106. What a sweet, for a sweet PC tooth. I already have a Plextor 256 SSD, and I thought it was fast; but, this PCIe card promises to be even faster.

  107. A PCIe SSD is definitely going to be my next upgrade!

  108. I have one SSD and have been looking to add a second bigger one. This looks like a great choice.

  109. Nice lookin’ SSD. Would look better in my PC!

  110. I have always been pleased with my Plextor purchases.

  111. Awesome giveaway! Plextor makes some pretty awesome products!! Thanks SSD Review and Plextor!!!

  112. thanks for the giveaway.

  113. So I must be active in social media in order to enter this contest!??
    For the record, I never endorse any social media comm. let along FB, Twitter etc. So I’m officially out of the sweepstakes?
    So unfair. When holding a sweepstakes like this, having an FB account should NOT be a prerequisite. This one here is clearly biased.

  114. Crazy fast! Thank you guys!

  115. Jasper John S. Cecilio

    Thanks for the great contest!!



  117. Awesome Prize 😀

  118. Count me in please

  119. Thanks for the ssdgiveaway!

  120. Milton Torres Rivera

    Would like to have one of this on my machine!

  121. I hope I win!

  122. That’s just what I need for my new build!

  123. glad to see the industry bypassing sata. this solves a lot of bottlenecks and redundant chipsets.

  124. I’d love to have one of these excellent SSD cards. Thanks for the giveaway. PCIe SSD speed would be a great upgrade for my computer.

  125. 770MB/sec? holy megabyte batman!

  126. Thanks for doing this giveaway! These M6e’s look very interesting.

  127. This is an awesome way to get great speed from a SSD!! I would love to give it a go in my gaming machine.

  128. Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  129. Super sweet, thank you for the amazing opportunity. Sweet review as well and PCI-E/SSD card.

  130. This would totally make up for that Plextor Optical Drive that failed and they didn’t honor the warranty

  131. Speed for extreme computing!

  132. yah a giveaway!!

  133. Sweet! A PCIe SSD. It’s amazing how small that thing is. I would love one to put in my desktop and move the SSD in my desktop to my laptop.

  134. I enjoy reading the reviews on your website. Awesome giveaway. Thank you.

  135. You lucky US/Canada bastard! 🙂

    Great giveaway, Les.

  136. Would love to win

  137. I’ve always liked Plextor products, and this one is impressive.

  138. Alexander Deichman

    Will I win this time?

  139. Good luck everyone!

  140. This ssd is beast!

  141. This looks awesome, would love to play my games off of this!

  142. Roman Kudryavtsev

    Done steps

  143. woo, sweet contest thanks!

  144. nice GA…count me in!

  145. It’d just be nice to have another way to have fast and, hopefully, large amounts of storage. I can see speed as something nice for an end user and necessary for a server environment, but personally, it just feels like a way to raise the price. I don’t do anything majorly stressful other than gaming, so perhaps that’s why.

  146. Sweet prize!

  147. Very nice drive! Good Luck!

  148. That is so cool. It would be great to have one in my PC.

  149. This would be nice

  150. This would be an awesome addition to my PC rig.

  151. This would be a great upgrade for my gaming PC. Thanks Plextor and TSR!

  152. I would love to win one of these!

  153. I’m in for the PCIE SSD. I’m ready to use these in our servers.

  154. any word on the winner?

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