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64 GB Variant of Plextor M3 Series Surfaces

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  1. btarunr

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    A 64 GB variant of Plextor's M3 SSD series surfaced in Japan, carrying the model number "PX-64M3". The series was originally designed to capture higher market price points. Built in the 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6 Gb/s interface, the PX-64M3 is driven by Marvell 88SS9174, packs 25 nm MLC NAND flash, and offers sequential speeds of up to 520 MB/s reads, and 175 MB/s writes, with up to 55,000 IOPS 4K random access and 40,000 IOPS 4K random writes. Slated for market release on April 21, the Plextor M3 64 GB is priced at 10,980 JPY (US $135).

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    A smaller variant of Crucial's cheaper SSDs (compared to the M4), eh?

    Oh wait..."Plextor"? :laugh:
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    is there any advantage of this over a sandforce-driven drive?
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    Unless Plextor changed something up this drive shouldnt have 25nm Flash. It should have 24nm Toggle NAND from Toshiba like the rest of the series
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    Excellent! I have the Crucial m4 64 GB, and these are more competitive spec-wise, yet based on the same proven, enterprise-grade Marvell controller.

    I wish Corsair would also release a Performance Pro in 64 GB, as they only release them in 128 GB (which I also have) and 256 GB versions. More competition will reduce prices even further for us!

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