Plextor announces the M6M mSATA SSD, a new laptop storage solution with the Marvell 88SS9188 server-class controller, Toshiba NAND flash memory and firmware developed by Plextor. The M6M achieves maximum random read/write speeds of 94K IOPS/80K IOPS and sequential read and write speeds of up to 520 MB/s and 440 MB/s. It will ship in Q2 2014 in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.
Plextor, a leading developer of digital storage technology, announces the launch of the M6M mSATA SSD, a compact and extremely fast SSD. The new M6M is capable of matching the performance of desktop drives with impressive maximum random read/write speeds of 94K IOPS/80K IOPS and sequential read and write speeds of up to 520 MB/s and 440 MB/s. Installing an M6M in an ultra-thin notebook, NUC-style PC, or tablet PC maximizes system responsiveness and battery life.
“The M6M is all about real-world performance. We’ve optimized this compact SSD to deliver the best possible computing experience. We 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”, said Product Manager, Yaping Zheng.
In addition to bring extremely fast, the Plextor M6M is highly energy efficient with support for the DEVSLP standard. When the host device is sleeping, the SSD reduces its power consumption to a mere 2 mW to extend battery life, and it resumes in only 100 ms.
Featured in the M6M are the latest server-grade Marvell 88SS9188 controller, Toshiba Toggle flash memory, and firmware developed by Plextor’s elite in-house team. Plextor’s exclusive True Protect technology is included, which supports advanced data integrity checks and 256-bit AES full disk encryption for data confidentiality on the move.
In addition to offering a maximum random read speed of 94K IOPS, 14K IOPS faster than its predecessor; the M6M series now includes a high capacity 512 GB mSATA. This new makes it practical for ultra-light notebook users to store and work with large videos, high-resolution images, and audio files.
To ensure total stability and a high-level of compatibility, the M6M SSD was tested extensively during development. Every individual SSD is put through rigorous tests that simulate real-world use and an extended burn-in procedure to guarantee reliable operation.
The Plextor M6M SSD will be available in the second quarter of 2014 in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB capacities.