Plextor M10P 2TB NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD review

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To fit the M.2 drive into a suitable NVMe protocol motherboard, simply place the item into the testing apparatus. If you have an x4 lane PCIe Gen 3.0 version with NVMe protocol capability, be sure to check with the motherboard manufacturer as that's not what you want. Indeed, SSDs support backward compatibility, thus PCIe Gen 2.0 will work too, however, the bandwidth between generations is halved, which greatly affects performance. NVMe 1.4 protocol is built-in, therefore you do not need to install an external driver to use the current Windows 10 version. The 2TB variant is packed with 2GB of DRAM (Hynix) and just 2x NAND chips (96L). The M.2 2280's small form factor guarantees that it will work with next-generation desktop and mobile systems that feature M.2 PCIe slots and connectors. 80mm and 2280 are used to describe the SSD's length and width, respectively. 


The M10p is supplied in a cardboard exterior package that contains a brushed aluminum two-piece clamshell-type heatsink inside. 



Inside the case, you'll find the NVMe M.2 SSD, which has been safely seated into its protective housing, as well as the Install Guide. If you have the heatsink SKU, you will, of course, benefit from the suitable and attractive additional colling that Plextor has provided. The design has been done in a tasteful manner.








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