Tuesday, October 4th 2011

Plextor Introduces New Line of SATA 6 Gbps SSDs

Plextor Japan introduced its latest generation of solid state drives (SSDs) in the 2.5-inch SATA form factor. The drives take advantage of the SATA 6 Gb/s interface. The lineup currently consists of two models, the 128 GB PX-128M2P, and the 256 GB PX-256M2P. Both drives make use of Marvell 88SS9174 controller, and Toshiba TH58TV68D2FDA88 Multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash built on the 34 nm process.

The 128 GB model features a 256 MB DDR3 cache, while the 256 GB model is backed by 512 MB DDR3 cache. Sequential speeds vary between the two models. The 256 GB drive can transfer data at 500 MB/s read and 440 MB/s write; while the 128 GB drive transfers at 500 MB/s read and 320 MB/s write. The drives feature SMART, NCQ, TRIM, Bad Block Management, Instant Restore, and Plextor TrueSpeed firmware. The 256 GB drive is priced at 46,800 JPY, an equivalent of US $610, while the 128 GB model is priced at 21,800 JPY, or $284.
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10 Comments on Plextor Introduces New Line of SATA 6 Gbps SSDs

#2
SteelSix
Thermal pads?? Nice looking SSD in any case..
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#3
1c3d0g
Nice performance numbers, but about $100 too much. I'll take the excellent Crucial m4, thanks.
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#4
Jegergrim
Seems abit too late to introduce a slower SSD with an increased price to the market...
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
I think they're still riding the premium brand recognition wave from back when they made their own $80 dvd drives. All their stuff now is just overpriced rebrands with custom firmware. I'm baffled at how they've survived this long with that strategy.
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AsRock
TPU addict
LAN_deRf_HA said:
I think they're still riding the premium brand recognition wave from back when they made their own $80 dvd drives. All their stuff now is just overpriced rebrands with custom firmware. I'm baffled at how they've survived this long with that strategy.
Yeah they used to be the top shit back in the day when they made their own stuff.
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#7
[H]@RD5TUFF
Solid offering, but is it really theirs or a re-branded oem ?
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#8
Kantastic
I know their M2 drives run on Crucial's controllers, not sure about these new ones.
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
LAN_deRf_HA said:
I think they're still riding the premium brand recognition wave from back when they made their own $80 dvd drives. All their stuff now is just overpriced rebrands with custom firmware. I'm baffled at how they've survived this long with that strategy.
agreed. i remember paying $300 for a plextor 2x CD burner in the late 1990s. it was $100 more than the hewlett packard but was far superior in every way.

now a days plextor is essentially a samsung product but for more money.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
Kantastic said:
I know their M2 drives run on Crucial's controllers, not sure about these new ones.
Good to know.
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