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Plextor launches their M9Pe NVMe SSD

This SSD will release with PCI-e and M.2 versions

Plextor launch their M9Pe NVMe SSD

Plextor launches their M9Pe NVMe SSD

Plextor has officially launched their new M9Pe NVMe SSD, a product that is set to release onto the market in early 2018, delivering users 64-layer 3D TLC BiCS NAND from Toshiba in both M.2 and PCIe varieties. 

The M9Pe will release with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB versions, with the M9PeY variant coming inside a PCIe add-in card, the M9PeG coming in an M.2 form factor with a pre-instaled heatsink and an M9PeGN version in a standard M.2 form factor without a heatsink. These options will allow the M9Pe to fit into most PC form factors, be it a compact notebook where M.2 heatsinks won't fit, modern consumer motherboards using M.2  slots or other systems using traditional PCIe slots.    

These three versions will come with a pricing structure that is designed to undercut Samsung's 960 Evo across the board, offering a five-year warranty for all models. All of these drives are based on the same M.2 SSD, utilising the same Marvell 88SS1093 controller, with the only differences being the supplied cooling solution and packaging. 

  

Plextor launch their M9Pe NVMe SSD

(Image from Tom's Hardware)

 

Like most NAND-based SSDs, the M9Pe will offer different performance characteristics based on its capacity, with Plextor claiming sequential read speeds of up to 3,200MB/s for the 1TB model and 3,000MB/s on the 256GB version. When looking at the drive's sequential write speeds, we can see a more significant drop-off, with the 1TB version offering speeds of 2,100MB/s while the 256GB version delivers 1,000MB/s. 

When looking at Random performance, the 1TB version offers 400,000/300,000 read/write IOPS while the 512GB version provides 340,000/280,000 and the 256GB version delivers 180,000/160,000 IOPS. 

The PCIe version of this SSD will offer a unique RGB function, though sadly the LEDs in this version will not be addressable by users. Colours will change depending on device load automatically, which may be annoying for some users. Thankfully those who dislike this feature could simply buy the basic heatsink-less M.2 version and buy their own PCIe M.2 add-in card. 

 

    Exclusively on the Add-In-Card version M9PeY, its RGB design shows red light once powered on and interchanges to different colors while on standby mode. It displays an awesome full spectrum of colors during read/write processes. It definitely delivers an incredibly splendid visual effect.  

 

Plextor launch their M9Pe NVMe SSD

(Image from Tom's Hardware)

 Plextor launches their M9Pe NVMe SSD


Below is a list of Plextor's US pricing for the M9Pe, delivering pricing that is competitive with other low-cost NVMe SSD offerings. Sadly no EU/UK pricing for this device is available. 

 

 

Plextor launch their M9Pe NVMe SSD  (Table from Tom's Hardware)

  
You can join the discussion about Plextor's new M9Pe series of NVMe SSDs on the OC3D Forums

  

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02-01-2018, 13:29:09

NeverBackDown
Do SSDs really need RGB? It'll never end..Quote

02-01-2018, 13:50:15

Eddie long
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Do SSDs really need RGB? It'll never end..
No i did a double take on that tooQuote

02-01-2018, 20:14:29

Bartacus
How about a new trend, subtlety for once!!! Jeebus, RGB on something like this is retarded, especially considering you can't control it. Heck it's dumb on it's own, being uncontrollable makes it dumb squared.Quote

03-01-2018, 02:48:19

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
How about a new trend, subtlety for once!!! Jeebus, RGB on something like this is retarded, especially considering you can't control it. Heck it's dumb on it's own, being uncontrollable makes it dumb squared.
You can get a version without it.. but annoying that it's included at all.Quote
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