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Plextor M8VG 256GB SSD Firmware 1.01 - Overview

The Plextor M8VG 256GB SSD Firmware 1.01 is a solid state drive that offers high performance and reliability. The firmware version of this device is upgraded to 1.01, which enhances the functionality of the drive and addresses some critical issues.

Features and Specifications

  • Capacity: 256GB
  • Interface: SATA III 6Gb/s
  • Operating Voltage: DC 5V
  • Read Speed: Up to 520 MB/s
  • Write Speed: Up to 480 MB/s
  • DIMENSIONS: 100mm x 70mm x 7mm
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty

Technology Used:

This drive uses a combination of different technologies that enhance its performance, speed, and reliability. The Plextor M8VG SSD includes TrueSpeed technology, PlexNitro technology and 4KB random read and write rates for an optimal experience.

TrueSpeed Technology:

This technology helps maintain the performance of the SSD over time in real-world stress conditions. It keeps the performance consistent by reducing performance degradation allowing a long-lasting high performance.

PlexNitro Technology:

This is Plextor's exclusive write acceleration technology that helps you meet and exceed transfer dashboard even under heavy workloads. This technology accelerates data transmission speeds and extends the drive's read/write maintaining its high-speed performance.

4KB Random Read and Write Rates:

With a fast random read of up to 84,000 IOPS and write of up to 80,000 IOPS, you can be sure to have ultra-fast performance.The Plextor M8VG 256GB SSD Firmware 1.01 is also compliant with the NVMe specification which means it’s optimized for PCI Express usage and sequential Read / Write speeds beyond its peers

Known Issues and Troubleshooting

Although there are no known major issues with the Plextor M8VG 256GB SSD Firmware 1.01, if any problem occurs the typical troubleshooting solutions that tend to work well with SSDs includes power cycling (unplugging / waiting 30 seconds, replugging), drive reseating, checking cables, and upgrading PSU/changing/fixing cables

Driver Information

The device requires compatible drivers to work correctly with the operating system.


The device is widely compatible with multiple Operating systems including; Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2008, Linux distributions.

Downloading drivers

The drivers might come on a CD that accompanies the deviceOr can also locate and install the right driver by either through the official Plextor website web page or other reliable third party sites including driver seeker, Driver Guide,