The M6V comes in a small, blue and gray box. The front advertises key features like the drive's 512GB capacity, SATA 6Gbps interface and support for Plextor's PlexTurbo technology. The back of the box provides a bit more information, including the M6V's specifications and box contents.

Plextor doesn't include a lot of extras with the M6V. Aside from the SSD, the only other thing in the box is a small, fold out guide containing warranty information as well as some brief installation instructions for both desktop and notebook computers in a number of different languages.

Physical Features:

Like Plextor's previous SSDs, the M6V is very well constructed. The drive's outer casing is made entirely out of metal and is both strong and lightweight. The top of the drive also has a large, blue and gray sticker showing that it is part of Plextor's M6V series.

As I mentioned earlier, the M6V uses Silicon Motion's SM2246EN controller. The SM2246EN is powered by a 32-bit RISC CPU and supports four NAND flash channels with up to 8 Chip Selects per channel. The controller also offers support for 256-bit encryption, the TCG Opal protocol and DEVSLP, but, for whatever reason, these features are not enabled on the M6V. 

For the 480GB version of the M6V, Plextor has opted to use Toshiba's 15nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND flash. Looking at the pictures above, you can see that there are eight 32GB NAND flash packages on either side of the PCB. The drive also has a single 512MB SK hynix LPDDR3 memory chip that is used for caching.