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Plextor showcases new high-performance SSD fleet

Plextor unveils its latest fleet of high-end 3D NAND SSDs at CES 2017, including a M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD with blazing fast speeds and an external SSD
By: Derek Strickland | Storage News | Posted: Jan 11, 2017 7:18 pm

CES 2017 - Plextor's new high-end memory fleet consists of some interesting solutions that will be armed with 3D NAND flash memory to ensure reliability, fast speeds across all protocols, and improved capacities.

 

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Among Plextor's new SSDs, the M8Se Series is the most eye-catching. The M8Se SSD Series now has a blazing fast contender that taps the NVMe PCIe Gen 3x 4 M.2 protocol to deliver amazing transfers of up to 2.45GB/sec reads and 1GB/sec writes, with IOPS up to 210,000 read and 175,000 writes.

 

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The M8Se Series leverages Toshiba's 15nm Super High Performance TLC NAND flash memory to expand capacities up to 1TB, with a 1.5 million MTBF rating and an onboard Marvell 88ss1093 memory controller for optimum reliability. This series comes in both HHHL and M.2 form factors.

 

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Plextor also showcased a rather interesting external SSD called the EX1 Series. The EX1's shock-resistant case is incredibly lightweight and ultra-slim for optimum portability, and leverages high-end flash memory across USB Type-C to deliver 550MB/sec reads and 500MB/sec write speeds.

 

The EX1 Series comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities and has a wide array of uses from expanding PC memory, console memory, and even supports OTG capability with Android devices. The EX1 has a 5-year warranty and a MTBF rating of 1.5 million hours.

 

Check below for full specifications for each of Plextor's new 3D NAND SSDs, including the M8Se M.2 and Add-in card form factors as well as the portable EX1 Series external SSD.

 

For more information on Plextor's new drives, be sure to check out the official press release.

 

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