Computex 2014: Plextor M6 Pro with PlexTurbo Pulls 7GB/s!

Posted June 5, 2014 by Sam Chen in Articles

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Earlier this year, Plextor unveiled the first couple drives in the M6 series with the M6e, an enthusiast PCIe x2 M.2 SSD, the M6M, a mainstream mSATA SSD, and the M6S, a mainstream SATA SSD.

For Computex 2014, Plextor is completing the M6 series lineup with their enthusiast SATA SSD the Plextor M6 Pro. The Plextor M6 Pro will be fairly similar to its predecessor, the M5 Pro as it’ll be using the Marvell 9187 controller along with Toshiba 19nm 2nd Generation Toggle mode MLC. Not much change there. The Plextor M6 Pro will have some modest performance improvements over its predecessor with the top end 512GB M6 Pro now capable of sequential read/write performance up to 540/460 MB/s and 4K read/write performance of up to 101K/88K IOPS.

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The biggest feature to be introduced and bundled along with the Plextor M6 Pro however, is Plextor’s new SSD caching software, PlexTurbo. PlexTurbo is a host side caching software similar to Samsung’s RAPID mode and leverages unused system resources to improve SSD  performance. At their booth here at Computex, Plextor demo’ed the capabilities of their software which saw maximum 512K write performance of nearly 7 GB/s, and sequential read/write performance of 5127/5905 MB/s.

The Plextor M6 Pro will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Pricing is still unavailable at this time, but it is expected to be available sometime in July.


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