Plextor M6 series SSDs revealed at CES

Posted on Thursday, Jan 09 2014 @ 20:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Plextor introduced its M6 range of SSDs at CES 2014. One of the more interesting products in the lineup is the M6e, a new PCIe SSD marketed towards gamers. This card bypasses the limitations of SATA 6Gbps by plugging into a PCI Express slot. Its will ship in capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
The M6e PCI Express SSDs support driver-free ACHI and both legacy BIOS and fast UEFI booting. Thanks to their "server-grade" multicore Marvell 88SS9183 controller and fast Toshiba NAND you get achieve sequential read/write speeds of 770/625 MB/s and random read/write speeds of 105K/100K IOPS with these drives.

Zhang Yaping, M6e product manager talked about these drives and their sutability for gaming; "Modern games push systems to their limits; by getting data from storage to the graphics card and into RAM fast, even under heavy load, the M6e makes the gameplay experience smoother and better. We’ve also optimized the M6e to perform smoothly with a large variety of games so it’s suitable for use by all types of players."
Plextor M6e PCIe SSD

Source: Hexus

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