Plextor, a leading producer of digital storage devices, has won a Best of Show award for most innovative flash memory technology at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California. Plextor’s M6e PCIe SSD was first-to-market for this technology that interfaces into a PC motherboard’s M.2 slot, eliminating the need for either a power or data cable.
The M6e PCIe SSD is a small form factor (designated as NGFF – Next Generation Form Factor) that delivers greater bandwidth and speeds that easily exceed the traditional SATA limitations. Plextor’s M6e PCIe SSD achieves sequential read speeds of (up to) 770MB/s and sequential write speeds of (up to) 625MB/s. Random 4K read speeds are stated as (up to) 105,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds at (up to) 100,000 IOPS.
According to Darlo Perez, Managing Director at Plextor, “We’re honored by this award and also very proud of our Plextor team that designed and developed such a balanced product in all areas — including speed, convenience, compatibility, and stability. The M6e has what it takes to set some new standards in terms of real-world performance. We’re really looking forward to putting the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show logo on the M6e.”
Plextor’s M6e features a multi-core Marvell PCIe 9183 controller coupled with Toshiba toggle NAND flash, with firmware developed by Plextor’s renowned in-house team. Utilizing Plextor’s proprietary True Speed technology ensures that the M6e PCIe SSD can sustain its high performance over the long-term.
The M6e supports both legacy and UEFI BIOS booting, which makes it compatible with a broad range of systems and configurations. This setup permits the system to initiate all of the storage devices simultaneously, dramatically reducing boot times and improving efficiency. Driverless AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) compatibility eliminates the need for any additional drivers.
Plextor’s business model requires that any products featuring new technology not only can achieve high performance, but also must have equally outstanding reliability. The M6e PCIe SSD is a result of Plextor’s latest ultra-strict, enterprise-class, zero error testing. Plextor operates their own state-of-the-art testing facility, where 400 M6e units were put through their paces with no less than 500 hours of rigorous testing, without an error or failure. Plextor’s SSDs have a typical mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2,400,000 hours, which is tops in the industry. Plextor has no qualms about backing the M6e PCIe SSD with a full 5-year warranty, along with comprehensive technical support.
You can visit the M6e PCIe SSD product page at Plextor’s webiste here. Congratulations to Plextor from The SSD Review!