Plextor has made some amazing storage drives and we’ve not been disappointed with them yet. Along with the M6 Pro, they also launched the PlexTurbo intelligent caching software and later expanded it to support more products such as the M6e PCIe and M.2 drives.
Now they’re gearing up for the third version of the software that will improve even more on the performance as well as bring new features and more options for the end-user. Along with the new version of PlexTurbo comes the new PlexCompressor software and PlexVault software to add even more functionality and benefits to your SSD.
PlexVault allows you to completely hide your data for even more privacy and full control of your local drives. Once PlexVault is activated, the hidden data cannot be found by device manager, file explorer, or even the disk management utilities. The hidden data is activated by hotkeys and PlexVault also provides password protection as a second security feature.
PlexCompressor is similar to other and already built-in tools in the way that it compresses old data that’s rarely been accessed, effectively giving you more storage space. Once activated, this technology increases SSD capacity in the background by automatically compressing unused files. The compression and decompression of data are said to be completed without adversely affecting user experience and performance. If that’s the case, then there isn’t any reason not to run it, that is if you have a Plextor SSD.
PlexTurbo 3.0 brings a lot of new features that make the tool even better. It comes with Pre-Load that automatically pre-loads files before they’re needed, during bootup for example. The drive knows what files are being accessed and when and it might as well load them before being asked for it. Cache sharing now works across multiple volumes no matter how many Plextor SSDs the system is equipped with and whether they’re SATA or PCIe. The cache can now be defined by the user and so can the clearance time.
Not all Plextor drives support all features and with as much cache. PlexVault will work for the M6 Pro and M6e M.2 and PCIe drives where PlexCompressor works on the same as well as the M6s drives. The only exception for both is the M6V. The PlexTurbo maximum cache amount also depends on the drive. The M6 Pro and M6e drives allow for the most with up to 16GB while the M6s allows for 4GB and the M6V for 1Gb.
PlexVault and PlexCompressor are available at the end of July, while PlexTurbo is expected to be available at the beginning of August.