Monday, June 12th 2017

Plextor Intros the S3 Series Value SATA SSDs

Plextor today introduced the S3 series value SATA SSDs. The series has two main variants based on form-factor, the S3C built in the 7 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6 Gbps interface; and the S3G series, built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, featuring SATA 6 Gbps wiring. Both drives combine Silicon Motion SMI2254 controllers with SK Hynix planar TLC NAND flash memory. The S3C comes in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB capacities, while the S3G comes in only 128 GB and 256 GB.

All capacities of the S3C and S3G series offer sequential reads of up to 550 MB/s, while sequential writes are rated at up to 500 MB/s, 510 MB/s, and 520 MB/s, for the 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB variants, respectively. 4K random read performance is rated at up to 72,000 IOPS, 90,000 IOPS, and 92,000 IOPS, respectively; and 4K random write performance at up to 57,000 IOPS, 71,000 IOPS, and 72,000 IOPS, respectively. Endurance is rated at 35 TBW for the 128 GB variant, and 70 TBW for the 256 GB and 512 GB variants. Available now in the EU, the 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB variants are priced at 62€, 106€, and 213€, respectively (including taxes).
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7 Comments on Plextor Intros the S3 Series Value SATA SSDs

#2
ironwolf
*hugs all his $75 850 EVO 250 GB drives from years ago*

RIP SSD prices this year. :cry:
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#3
Hood
Prices are still too high, and this is "value series". Demand is driving prices up, now that mainstream consumers have "discovered" SSDs...
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#4
theonedub
habe fidem
Hood said:
Prices are still too high, and this is "value series". Demand is driving prices up, now that mainstream consumers have "discovered" SSDs...
Think this has more to do with the previously forecasted/predicted NAND shortage. It was last year when it first hit the news, those 'in the know' bought what they needed before this.
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#5
Prima.Vera
Yeah, those bloody phone companies are to blame for this tbh...
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#6
Nuckles56
Hell, I can buy 850 EVOs all day every day for less money than that even without any discount.
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#7
Melvis
Plextor where have you been? I dont see you much anymore here in Australia, come back!
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