Ah, SSDs. I think everyone knows what it is now, and experienced the benefits of having them in your system. Seriously SSDs are already a fantastic upgrade – but since when is that enough? Introducing the new Plextor M8Se NVMe series of SSDs.
Now, I said that it’s a series of SSDs, because the Plextor M8Se is a family of SSDs. Though they have the exact same specs, it is available in a total of 3 different form factors. One PCIe, one M.2 2280 with heatsink, and another M.2 2270 without heatsink. It is also available in a total of 4 different capacities – ranging from 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
As they are NVMe SSDs, the Plextor M8Se utilizes PCIe Gen 3 x4 lanes for its super-fast transmission rates and low latency – so make sure your motherboard supports it. It is using Marvell controller chip and Toshiba’s TLC NAND flash chips to achieve sequential read/write speeds of 2,450/1,000 MB/s respectively. As for the random IOPS, it can achieve up to 210,000/175,000 IOPS. Impressive.
Plextor also claims that it has passed their “stringent quality test with a 1.5 million hour MTBF (mean time between failures)”. Also, the Plextor M8Se comes with a 3-year warranty period.
The all new Plextor M8Se will be available in the market starting in June 2017.
Prices are unknown as of now, and we’ll update here when we have more information!