Plextor Reveal M6 SSD And M.2 Form Factor Drives At IFA 2013

At IFA 2013 Plextor just unveiled some new storage options. Up first was the M6 SSD. This prototype drive uses a 5mm thin 2.5 inch form factor and a Marvell 88SS9187 controller. It uses Plextor’s propietary TrueSpeed technology and has Toshiba A19 Toggle NAND which is the smallest and fastest MLC currently available. Full specifications are not provided as the drive is being finalised but any one should be able to guess performance of 5XXMB/s read and write as the device will be limited by the SATA III interface.

Next up is a variety of M.2 form factor drives available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities. These M.2 drives, otherwise known as NGFF, use a PCIe interface to overcome SATA limitations. The devices measure in at 60mm for the smaller capacity one and 80mm for the larger capacity one. All of the capacities sport read speeds of 740MB/s but the write speeds and IOPS vary between capacities as shown below. These drives also use the same Marvell 88SS9183 controller and Toshiba 19nm MLC toggle NAND.Images courtesy of Plextor