Plextor introduced its first solid state disks - the PX-64M1S (64GB) and the PX-128M1S (128GB). These devices will start shipping for $225 and $400, respectively.
Plextor's first generation of SSDs use non-volatile NAND Flash memory as the storage medium. Utilizing Marvell controller chipsets, the new SSDs deliver faster speeds for system boot-up, application launch and file transfer, lower power consumption and longer battery life, among other benefits.
"We're excited to leverage Plextor's expertise in optical storage and enter the SSDmarket as it continues to grow," said Esteban Kim, Director of New Business Development at PLDS. "PCMark, SYSmark and HD Benchmark industry utility tests scored Plextor SSDs high and we're proud to have the new lineup available to our customers."
Both the PX-64M1S and the PX-128M1S feature2.5" small form factor and an integrated SATA II interface for better performance and versatility. Each is also bundled with Acronis True Image software to provide users with a full set of advanced features for backup and recovery needs.
The PX-64M1S delivers up to 110MB/s sequential read, 65MB/s in sequential write, and up to 4,200 random read IOPS and 1,200 random write IOPS. The PX-128M1S delivers up to 130MB/s sequential read, 70MB/s sequential write, and up to 4,300 random read IOPS and 1,800 random write IOPS. Both drives offer low power consumption, as well as high shock and vibration resistance. They also come equipped with Plextor's unique Wear Leveling algorithm to maintain reliability over an extended period of usage and S.M.A.R.T (Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to analyze and report errors.