Plextor expands M6e range with M.2 form factor SSD

Plextor launches the M6e M.2 PCIe Gen2 x2 SSD, a 2280 (80.0mm × 22.0mm), M.2 PCIe form factor SSD designed for modern gaming notebooks and the new generation of M.2-compatible motherboards. 

The M6e M.2 PCIe is the drive at the heart of Plextor’s PCIe gaming SSD. With its release as a stand-alone product, consumers with M.2 PCIe slots gain access to an ultra-fast SSD with maximum sequential read speeds of 770 MB/sec and sequential write speeds of 625MB/sec. Random 4k read speeds reach 105K, and random write speeds attain 100K, IOPS. The M6e range gives gamers RAID-like performance without the space requirements or inconvenience of setting up a RAID array.

PX-GXXXM6e on MOBO

Packed into M6e M.2 PCIe is a multi-core Marvell PCIe 9183 controller, a fast onboard DDR DRAM cache, and high quality Toshiba Toggle NAND flash memory, with Plextor’s own in-house produced custom firmware providing stability and efficiency.

The M6e M.2’s high performance means that it is able to maximize the notebook gaming experience by reducing game starting times and keeping level loading times to a minimum. With the release of Intel’s new chipset, a greater number of motherboards will have PCIe M.2 slots. Installing a Plextor M6e M.2 in this slot provides users with an ultra-fast storage option that bypasses the 6Gbps limit of the SATA Rev 3.0 interface and takes up minimal valuable case space. 

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Along with the M6e M.2 PCIe Gen2 x2 SSD, Plextor will also launch three M.2 SATA SSDs: the M6G 2280 (80.0mm × 22.0mm), M6G 2260 (60.0mm × 22.0mm) and M6G 2242 (42.0mm × 22.0mm). 

A full 5-year, long-term warranty, Plextor's Zero-Failure Zero-Error mass testing standard resulting in a MTBF calculated at 2.4 million hours, and extensive testing/burning-in of every individual unit ensures total reliability and stability. This means that players can focus on the game, knowing that the M6e M.2 PCIe will continue to deliver the performance they need. 

 


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