[CES 2015] Plextor revealed the M6e Black Edition PCI Express SSD

At CES, Plextor has revealed a new PCI Express SSD generation, working on Toshiba's toggle-NAND flash memory modules, claiming these would be "fastest Gen 2x4 M.2 SSD in the market today."

As such, the M6e Black Edition is a gamer-focused PCI Express SSD designed to compete with Kingston's HyperX Predator PCIe SSD, featuring a very similar design, meaning an M.2 solid-state device inserted into a daughter-board. Now, Plextor claims that its PCIe SSD will run at up to 770MB/s and between 325MB/s and 625MB/s write depending on the available capacity, which at the time is: 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. It also features 105.000 IOPS of random-read performance and 100.000 of random-write performance.

Plextor M6e

Each model uses Plextor's PlextTurb 2.0 intelligent SSD software caching, which can reserve a designated system memory: 256MB for the 128GB version, 512MB for the 256GB version, and 1GB for the 512GB model, boosting up storage and improving performance with the promise that no data will be lost in the event of a power-outage. 

Lastly, the board itself features a Marvell 88SS9183 dual-core controller chip and Toshiba's latest NAND flash memory modules.


At the time of writing, there's no word yet on when M6E Black Edition will be available for launch.

The company has also announced its upcoming generation of M.2 storage devices, which will be made available later this year as part of the M7e family. The specs are not yet detailed, but the company has claimed that it will be the fastest "Gen 2x4 M.2 SSD on the market" supporting data transfer rates of up to 2GB/s.

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