Plextor, a leading producer of high-performance digital storage devices, is announcing the launch of the M6e M.2 Gen X2 solid state drive (SSD) in the 2280 (80.0mm x22.0mm) form factor. Originally available only as part of Plextor’s multiple-award winning PCIe gaming SSD, the stand-alone version is designed to provide high performance storage for modern gaming notebooks, and the newest generation of M.2-compatible motherboards. Consumers with M.2 PCIe slots can now obtain an ultra-fast SSD that offers sequential read speeds of up to 770 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 625 MB/s. The M6e M.2 attains random 4K read speeds of up to 105,000 IOPS and random 4K write speeds of up to 100,000 IOPS.
The M6e M.2 features a Marvell PCIe 9183 multi-core controller, a fast DDR DRAM cache onboard, and superior Toshiba Toggle NAND flash memory. Plextor utilizes custom firmware provided by their own in-house firmware engineering team to provide stability and efficiency. The M6e M.2 SSDs will be offered in capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
According to Lear Wu, Senior Sales Manager at Plextor, “With the launch of the M6e M.2 PCIe we are expanding on the unprecedented success of the existing M6e HHHL PCIe. Now users of the fastest gaming notebooks and high power work stations will get access to the incredible performance of the M6e, and gain the benefits that only an ultra-fast, highly optimized Plextor M6e SSD can offer.”
In addition to the M6e M.2 PCIe Gen2 X2 SSD, Plextor is also announcing three M.2 SATA SSDs: The M6G 2280 (80.0mm x 22.0mm), The M6G 2260 (60.0mm x 22.0mm), and the M6G 2242 (42.0mm x 22.0 mm). This added range of M.2 options covers both users with PCIe M.2 slots and/or SATA M.2 slots. Plextor uses a Zero-Failure, Zero Error mass testing standard that incorporates extensive burn-in testing of every individual SSD to ensure reliability and performance. Plextor calculates the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of the M6e and M6G SSDs at 2,400,000 hours and backs them with a five-year warranty.
With the advent of Intel’s latest chipset, we are already seeing a number of versions of motherboards featuring the new chipset and M.2 storage interface slots. Plextor’s latest offerings create plenty of storage choices for these newest motherboards. The product page for the Plextor M6e M.2 2280 PCIe Gen2 X2 SSD can be viewed here; and the Plextor press release can be viewed in its entirety here.