Plextor introduces M6 Series SSDs




Plextor has introduced its latest solid state drive at the IFA trade fair show in Berlin. The M6 ​​series is available in different capacities, with the standard 2.5 “SSD’s are supplied. Extra thin versions in 5mm

The M6 ​​series is packaged in 5mm thin 2.5 “enclosures, so they would be with newer, thinner laptops and other mobile devices. Plextor combines the M6 ​​series second generation 19nm Toshiba toggle NAND controller with a more compatible Marvell. The Marvell controller, the 88SS9187, is also used in the M5 series Plextor. During the M6 ​​series controller also sends MLC memory, but Plextor would have improved TrueSpeed ​​firmware developed.

Plextor delivers the M6 ​​series in two variants. The fastest version is the M6 ​​Pro Series, while M6 S series is intended for a wider audience. The exact performance of both series, Plextor has not been released yet: that the company will do later, as a launch date and prices are known.
Model Controller Flash
M6 Pro Marvell 88SS9187 Toshiba A19 nm mlc
M6 S Marvell 88SS9187 Toshiba A19 nm mlc
M.2 Marvell 88SS9183 Toshiba A19 nm mlc

Besides the M6 ​​series Plextor also announced an SSD with M.2-form factor. A name for that series, the company could be. Including ultrabooks and tablets equipped yet, but the form factor The M.2-SSD’s have a PCI Express interface and can therefore achieve higher data transfer rates than the SATA SSDs. According to Plextor makes the 88SS9183 Marvell controller, which 19nm toggle nand Toshiba drives, speeds up to 740MB / s for read and 640MB / s for write possible. The still unnamed drives will be available in the last quarter of this year in capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, with lengths of 60 and 80mm.
M.2 capacity 128GB 256GB 512GB
Reading Speed 740MB / s 740MB / s 740MB / s
Writing 330MB / s 575MB / s 640MB / s
Read IOPS > 95.000iops > 105.000iops > 105.000iops
Write IOPS > 75.000iops > 75.000iops > 75.000iops


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