Plextor, a digital storage technology professional, has announced the initiation of the M6M mSATA and M6S solid-state drives (SSDs). Due in the second quarter of 2014 in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB capacities, we look forward to seeing them soon.
The M6M will have a server-grade Marvell 88SS9188 controller, Toshiba Toggle flash memory and exciting firmware, which Plextor has developed. Plextor’s True Protect technology supports highly developed data integrity checks and 256-bit advanced encryption standard (AES) full disk encryption for data privacy while out and about.
The M6M can reach top speeds of 94,000 Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) as well as 80,000 IOPS; furthermore, with a sequential read and write speeds of up to 520 megabyte per second (MB/s) and 440 MB/s, the M6M is comparable to any desktop computer.
As well as all this, the M6M also supports device sleep (DEVSLP). This means the SSD can decrease its consumption of power to 2 mW. This expands battery longevity and continues in just 100 ms. A practical and light product, the M6M series now includes a 512 GB mSATA, which makes it great for large videos, high-resolution images and audio files.
A product manager for Plextor, Yaping Zheng stated, “The M6M is all about real-world performance. We’ve optimised this compact SSD to deliver the best possible computing experience. We used the latest generation of components, then included a new version of True Speed for even smoother long-term operation, and focused on increasing the random speeds to give the fastest everyday operating performance.”
The M6S SSD is also capable of delivering identical maximum random read/write speeds and sequential read/write speeds as the M6M. It also comes with power savings of 30 percent to 50 percent, compared to the M5S. The 128 GB drive is 50 percent faster then the last one and is also thinner. The M6S fits into thin notebooks, which should make many people happy!
“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,” says Yaping Zheng, “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.”
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