Plextor M10P 2TB Gen4 NVMe SSD Review – A Rock Star with Unheard of Small File Transfer Speeds


Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.



Crystal DiskMark results for the Plextor M10P are as expected and very close to spec.  This test is a bit more comforting than the ATTO test was and makes us start to think perhaps there is a compatibility issue with ATTO.  This will become evident in our True Data testing of larger files.


The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs.






AS SSD results are within what we might expect for Innogrit contained SSDs .  Something one might want to start taking note of are the Total Scores of synthetic benchmarks such as AS SSD and Anvil when comparing this configuration to that of the E18 with Microns latest memory.  They are somewhat lower, however something very significant will provide a bit of contrast.


Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.


The AJA Video Systems Disk Test is relatively new to our testing and tests the transfer speed of video files with different resolutions and Codec.


TxBench is one of our newly discovered benchmarks that we works much the same as Crystal Diskmark, but with several other features. Advanced load benchmarking can be configured, as well as full drive information and data erasing via secure erase, enhanced secure erase, TRIM and overwriting. Simply click on the title for a free copy.

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  1. Good to see Plextor back in the game, and in a big way. I remember like it was yesterday when Plextor for years had the best SSD’s around, fast, and stable. Then Samsung came along with more frequent very good product releases. I am still using a Plextor PX-128M2P’s in one of my older work stations, it has well over 30 thousand of power on hours, and runs like new. When I am ready for a new 1.4 nvme drive the M10p will be on at the top of my buying list.

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