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Plextor announce their M8Pe PCIe and M.2 SSDs

Plextor announce their M8Pe PCIe and M.2 SSDs

Plextor announce their M8Pe PCIe and M.2 SSDs

Plextor announces their M8Pe PCIe and M.2 SSDs

 

When we reviewed the Plextor M6e PCIe/M.2 SSD back in 2014 we hailed it as being one of the fastest SSDs of its time, easily beating out any SATA SSD and being able to be used through PCIe or through the new M.2 interface. 

Now with NVMe standard arriving and the M.2 form factor becoming more common on new motherboards we have really been looking forward to seeing Plextor and other SSD manufacturers bring to market faster and faster SSDs, revolutionizing the way enthusiasts look at storage.  

Now things are starting to really move forward, with Plextor announcing their new NVMe offerings that will be battling it out with the likes of Intel and Samsung in the high-end storage wars. 

Plextor's new M8Pe is their newest NVMe SSD that will be making use of Marvell's 88SS1093 storage controller and 15nm NAND in order to provide SSDs with speeds that easily beat anything that uses the aging SATA 3 and AHCI protocol. This SSD will be available in M.2 and PCIe card form factors, making this SSD compatible pretty much almost any modern PC. 

 

  Plextor announce their M8Pe PCIe and M.2 SSDs  Plextor announce their M8Pe PCIe and M.2 SSDs

 

Below are the specifications of Plextor's new M8Pe NVMe SSDs, which offer faster read and write speeds as storage capacities increase, with the 512GB and 1TB versions offering the greatest performance. 

  

Capacity128GB256GB512GB1TB
DRAM Cache512MB512MB512MB1GB
Sequential Read (MB/s)Up to 1,600Up to 2,000Up to 2,300Up to 2,500
Sequential Write (MB/s)Up to 500Up to 900Up to 1,300Up to 1,400
Random Read (IOPS)Up to 120,000Up to 210,000Up to 260,000Up to 280,000
Random Write (IOPS)Up to 130,000Up to 230,000Up to 250,000Up to 240,000

 

Right now we do not have pricing information on Plextor's M8Pe SSD, but Plextor expects to be shipping this SSD by the end of June.  

You can join the discussion on Plextor's M8Pe PCIe SSD on the OC3D Forums.

 

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31-05-2016, 18:39:31

Kushiro
its been quite some time since I seen news from plextorQuote
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