Walking into the storage area of Nangang Hall at Computex 2013, the first company one sees this year is Plextor who, as with most others, have a wealth of SSD offerings for potential buyers to check out. As we would soon find out, the common thread of all SSD companies seemed to be new introductions as a result of smaller memory, M.1 NGFF form factor SSDs, as well as ultra small eMMC form factor introductions.
Plextor’s new introduction is the M6 SSD which, for the most part is a refresh of the M5, however, the 512GB version is available and with a staggering 768MB of DRAM cache memory:
For those not familiar with M.2 or NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor), it is the industry established standard to replace drives such as the mPCIe, mSATA as well as the numerous versions of the blade SSD. You might noticed that the M.2 doesn’t conform to SATA specs and has speeds up to 770MB/s read and 550MB/s write.
Last but not least, lets take a look at just how small SSDs are getting. eMMC has become increasingly popular with all countries and the SSD formfactor is just larger than a 25 cent piece: