Traditionally Plextor hasn’t messed around with TLC nand in today that has changed. Due to some clever firmware Plextor has managed to squeese SLC like performance out of TLC nand and has dropped the brand new M7V SSDs on the market.
You may or may not have heard of Plextor if you’ve not they are definitely check them out as they make some extremely nice memory products. Mostly you will find a wide array of really fast SSD products. A lot of this is due to Plextor’s really efficient software that actually does a great job of increasing your read/writes. New for CES they debuted their upcoming PCIe NVMe SSD, the PX-M8Pe8.
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Next week at CES Plextor will launch the M8Pe NVMe PCI-Express x4 solid state drive. The drive is actually based on a M.2 form factor (M.2 on a PCI-E card) over the non-volatile memory express protocol. The drive will effectively replace Plextor’s own M6e.
Plextor was showing off their latest PCI-Express solid state drive off at Computex 2015. The Plextor M7e surpasses its predecessor the M6e on transfer speeds as it utilizes full PCI-Express x4 bandwidth. The drive is capable 1400 MB/s reads and 1000 MB/s writes with random 4K performance at 140K for writing and 125K for reading.
Plextor has launched the M6 PRO SATA SSD. First previewed at Computex 2014, the professional grade M6 PRO is the new gold standard for SATA SSDs, combining extremely fast, highly stable Plextor hardware with PlexTurbo, the unique second-generation RAM caching software. With PlexTurbo, the M6 PRO is able to go far beyond the limit of the SATA III interface and achieve up to ten times the performance of hardware alone.
The new line of the storage products by Plextor was revealed at the IFA in Berlin earlier this week namely the M6 SSD prototype and the M.2 form factor SSDs. The M6 SSD prototype is the sixth generation of the M series, its predecessor being the last M5 series. This incorporates the use the of the A19 Toggle NAND flash by Toshiba which is the speediest version of an MLC in the market at the moment.
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.
Plextor is showing an unnamed line of consumer solid state drives that feature 19nm triple layer cell (TLC) NAND flash memory at CeBIT. They were showing three different capacity drives, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The drives feature 256MB, 512MB and 768MB of DRAM cache respectively. All three drives are in a 2.5-inch form factor and have a SATA 6GB/s interface. They are powered by the Marvell 88SS9189 processor.