Plextor announced its M6 series of SSDs. The multi-form factor lineup features Plextor's next-generation 2.5" M6S, , and M6M mSATA SSDs, along with the introduction of two PCIe drives -- the ultra-fast M6e M.2 PCI express and New HHHL PCIe card.
In addition to the new M.2 form factor, the M6 also features the latest generation of advanced 19nm Toggle NAND flash from Toshiba with "Adaptive Write" Plextor's next-generation proprietary firmware technology designed to maintain SSD performance under heavy workloads and throughout the life warranty of the drive. This allows for increased storage density and capacities up to 512GB.
M6e M.2 PCIe and HHHL PCIe Card are optimized for serious users to demand the fastest speeds. The M6e sports the latest generation Marvell 88SS9183 flash controller with multiple cores for efficient performance during intense usage. The M6e's PCI express interface delivers maximum sequential read/write speeds of 770/625 MB per second and random read/write speeds of 105,000 and 100,000 IOPS. The M6e is automatically recognized as an AHCI device, requiring no additional drivers. When used as an ultra-fast boot disk on a system with UEFI, startup times are cut in half. The M6e comes in capacities up to 512GB.
M6S: A high-performance hard drive upgrade, the M6S 2.5-inch SATA SSD is the perfect replacement for a traditional hard drive. It features faster boot times, shorter application load times, and overall improved system performance. The M6S is available with up to 512GB of storage, and features sequential read/write speeds of up to 520MB and 440MB per second, and random read/write speeds up to 94,000 and 80,000 IOPS, respectively.
M6M: The ultimate ultrabook upgrade, the M6M mSATA drive is the ideal solution for users wishing to upgrade any device that requires a solid state drive with a small footprint. The M6M features capacities up to 512GB, with sequential read/write speeds of 520MB and 440MB per second, and random read/write speeds of 94,000 and 80,000 IOPS, respectively.
The M6 series is expected to be available for purchase in the spring of 2014. The entire M6e series is backed by a five-year warranty. All Plextor products feature custom in-house design, development, and manufacturing by the company's engineers.