Thursday, March 27th 2014

Plextor Introduces the M6S SATA Solid State Drive

Plextor, a leading developer of digital storage technology, announces the launch of the M6S, a highly efficient, high-performance SSD. The Plextor M6S is capable of delivering an impressive maximum random read/write speed of 94,000/80,000 and a 520/440 MB/s sequential read/write speed. This performance comes with power savings of 30% to 50% compared to the M5S. The DEVSLP power mode reduces power consumption to an incredible 2 mW.

"The new M6S gives desktop and notebook users the ultimate system upgrade. Its combination of speed and efficiency makes it an ideal replacement for a hard drive. By installing an M6S rather than a traditional hard drive, Windows 7 boots in a quarter of the time, applications start quickly, and saving and loading become almost instant. Our tests even show that notebook users can gain an extra 30 minutes of battery time by using an M6S," said Product Manager, Yaping Zheng.

The Plextor M6S builds on the success of the best-selling M5S with improvements to every aspect of the drive. For the popular 128 GB capacity, the new drive offers write speeds 50% faster than its predecessor. It also has a new thinner 7 mm form factor, allowing the M6S to fit into recent generations of thin notebooks.

At the heart of the M6S is the latest server-grade controller from Marvell, the SS9188. This powerful dual-core controller is combined with high-speed toggle-mode Toshiba flash memory and exclusive firmware developed in-house by an elite team. It has a new improved version of Plextor's legendary True Speed technology, giving long-term performance stability and effective multitasking.

Every individual Plextor SSD undergoes rigorous testing that simulates real-world use and an extended burn-in procedure for total stability. M6S SSDs are backed by a 3-year warranty and an extensive support structure with technicians on hand to help end users get the best from their SSDs.

Fast efficient hardware fused with ultra-stable firmware and tough testing standards, set the Plextor M6S apart from other SSDs. With the introduction of the Plextor M6S, consumers can upgrade their system with an SSD that delivers a responsive, exciting computing experience and reduces power consumption.

The Plextor M6S SSD will be available in the second quarter of 2014 in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB capacities.
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3 Comments on Plextor Introduces the M6S SATA Solid State Drive

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arterius2
30 minutes? could smell the bullshit from miles away.
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DanishDevil
by: arterius2
30 minutes? could smell the bullshit from miles away.
Actually, when I swapped a HDD for an SSD in my i3-370m laptop years ago, I almost doubled my battery life. An extra 30 minutes would be a conservative estimate in my book.
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Hood
by: DanishDevil
Actually, when I swapped a HDD for an SSD in my i3-370m laptop years ago, I almost doubled my battery life. An extra 30 minutes would be a conservative estimate in my book.
Back then I think the 2.5" spinners were a lot less efficient. I have some old ones that vibrate like crazy when they spin up, so how efficient can they be? Newer ones are in serious competition from SSDs, and undergo regular improvements in efficiency, quietness, and performance in an effort to keep up and remain relevant in the face of progress. So 30 minutes could be bullshit, because they're comparing it to recent laptop hard drives, and the display burns most of the power on recent machines. I don't know, and I hate laptops anyway, so I don't really care. But glad for improvements in any area, and hard disks are still a necessary evil.
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