Last week we showed you Plextor’s TLC NAND-based 2.5-inch drive they were showing off at CeBIT. Plextor also had a next generation from factor (NGFF) TLC NAND-based drive on display. We have seen a lot of NGFF drives at CES. They are small 42 x 22mm modules with a PCI-Express 2.0 interface. They are designed for use in next generation Ultrabooks. Plextor will be selling these drives in 128GB and 256GB capacities.
The 128GB and 256GB versions will feature 256 MB and 512 MB DDR3 DRAM caches, respectively. When it comes to speed Plextor says you should expect 700MB/s read and 550MB/s write. Just like the 2.5-inch drive the NGFF drive is using the Marvell 88SS9189 controller. Expect to see these when Haswell-based Ultrabooks start shipping.