Plextor Announces M6M mSATA SSD — Brings Real-World Desktop-Like Performance to Notebook PCs

Plextor, a leading producer of digital storage devices, is announcing the launch of its new M6M mSATA solid-state drive (SSD), which is optimized to bring real-world high-performance to compact devices such as tablets, laptops, notebooks and Ultrabooks.  Installing an M6M into such a mobile device will result in maximized system responsiveness and improved battery life.

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The M6M is capable of desktop-like performance — sequential reads speeds of up to 520 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 440 MB/s.  Random 4K read speeds are stated as up to an impressive 94,000 IOPS and random 4K write speeds of up to 80,000 IOPS — even faster than its predecessors.

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According to Yaping Zheng, Product Manager at Plextor, “The M6M is all about real-world performance.  We’ve optimized this compact SSD to deliver the best possible computing experience.  We’ve used the latest generation of components, then included a new version of True Speed for even smoother long-term operation, and focused on increasing the random speeds to give the fastest everyday operating performance.”

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Plextor’s new M6M features the latest server-grade Marvell 88SS9188 controller, Toshiba Toggle NAND memory, and customized firmware provided by Plextor’s own in-house elite engineering team.  Also included is Plextor’s proprietary True Protect technology, supporting advanced data integrity and safety, and 256-bit AES full disk encryption.

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The M6M is also highly energy efficient, supporting DEVSLP (device sleep) mode — when the host system is sleeping power consumption is reduced to a mere 2 mW to dramatically improve battery life, and can wake up from sleep mode in only 100 ms.  Every Plextor SSD is subjected to rigorous testing standards that simulate real-world usage and extended burn-in periods to ensure reliability.  Plextor backs the M6M with a three-year warranty.

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The Plextor M6M is offered in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and even 512GB — allowing mobile device users to work with and store large files such as videos, audio files and high-resolution images.  The 128GB and 256GB versions will be available this month, with the 512GB capacity available in Q2 2014.

The product page for Plextor’s new M6M mSATA SSD can be viewed here; and the press release is available for viewing here.

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