Monday, May 22nd 2017

Plextor Announces M8Se Series SSD Availability

Plextor today announced retail availability of its M8Se series of PCI-Express solid-state drives (SSDs). Designed to compete with Samsung 960 EVO series, the drives use Toshiba-made TLC NAND flash memory, mated to a Marvell 88SS1093 controller. Available in M.2-2280 and half-height PCI-Express 3.0 x4 add-on card form-factors, the drives take advantage of PCI-Express gen 3.0 x4 interface, and the NVMe protocol.

The M8Se lineup are available in three distinct variants based on form-factor, M8Se-Y (PCIe add-on card), M8Se-G (M.2-2280 with heatsink), and M8Se-GN (M.2-2280 without heatsink, ideal for notebooks); the three further consist of variants based on capacity - 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. Performance ratings are the same on all variants - up to 2,450 MB/s sequential reads, up to 1,000 MB/s sequential writes, up to 210,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 175,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The M8Se-Y and M8Se-G series drives feature chunky aluminium heatsinks which make contact with the NAND flash, DRAM, and main controller. Prices start at 83€ for the 128 GB variant, and go all the way up to 494€ for the 1 TB variant.
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6 Comments on Plextor Announces M8Se Series SSD Availability

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
I assume it should read compete with 960 Evo since there wasn't a 950 evo
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#2
DeathtoGnomes
I'm interested in the complete price lineup, not the range. If I was in the market for any of these it would be the 256 and 512.
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#3
bubbly1724
cdawall said:
I assume it should read compete with 960 Evo since there wasn't a 950 evo
If you consider ~1GB/s slower for read and writes "competing."
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
bubbly1724 said:
If you consider ~1GB/s slower for read and writes "competing."
I wouldn't I would also only call it competition to the SM951, but judging from the read writes maybe they are keying in on random 4k.

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#5
ironwolf
For us peasants who don't live where the Euro is used:


83€ = US$93
494€ = US$555
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#6
diatribe
Those don't seem to be anywhere close to 960 Evo speeds.
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