Plextor launches high-end PCI-E SSD M6e Black Edition




Plextor has announced a PCI-E SSD for the high-end market. The M6e Black Edition is built around 19nm NAND flash from Toshiba and a Marvell 88SS9183 controller. Plextor comes with three storage formats.

In fact, it is a Plextor M6 – SSD with m2 form factor that is mounted on a PCI-E board. Plextor has provided the M6e Black Edition a striking metal casing and red aluminum heatsink. This is already clear that the manufacturer is aimed at gamers and other demanding consumers and not on the business market. Besides Toshiba NAND memory and Marvell controller has the drive on a cache-based PlexTurbo 2.0.

The manufacturer shall three variants of the M6e Black Edition, with storage capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, with the amount of cache 256MB respectively, 512MB and 1GB amounts. The specified sequential read in the 512GB model is up to 770MB / s and write makes the drive up to 625MB / s. The amount of IOPS at 4KB random read and write is 105,000 and 100,000 respectively.

In addition to the PCI-E 2.0 x4 interface is a 15 pin SATA connection for the power supply of the drive. Prices Plextor has not yet published. During 2015, the M6e line should appear but the details are not yet reported to the manufacturer.

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