Plextor's First Line of Solid-StateDrives (SSDs) Now Available
New SSDs now available in 64GB and128GB
(Fremont, CA - March 1,2010) - Plextor LLC (www.plextor.com),a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, announces the availability of its first line of solid-state drives(SSDs) - the PX-64M1S (64GB) and the PX-128M1S (128GB).
Plextor's first generationof SSDs use non-volatile NAND Flash memory as the storage medium. UtilizingMarvell controller chipsets, the new SSDs deliver faster speeds for systemboot-up, application launch and file transfer, lower power consumption and longer battery life, among other benefits.
"We're excited to leverage Plextor's expertise in optical storage and enter the SSDmarket as it continues to grow," said Esteban Kim, Director of New Business Development at PLDS. "PCMark, SYSmark and HD Benchmark industry utility testsscored Plextor SSDs high and we're proud to have the new lineup available to our customers."
Both the PX-64M1S and the PX-128M1S feature2.5" small form factor and an integrated SATA II interface for better performance and versatility. Each is also bundled with Acronis True Image software to provide users with a full set of advanced features for backup and recovery needs.
The PX-64M1S delivers up to 110MB/s sequential read, 65MB/s in sequential write, and up to 4,200 random read IOPS and 1,200 random write IOPS. The PX-128M1S delivers up to 130MB/s sequential read, 70MB/s sequential write, and up to 4,300 random read IOPS and 1,800 random write IOPS. Both drives offer low power consumption, as well as highshock and vibration resistance. They also come equipped with Plextor's uniqueWear Leveling algorithm to maintain reliability over an extended period ofusage and S.M.A.R.T (Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to analyze and report errors.
Plextor SSDs are availablenow, with MSRP around $225 for 64GB and $400 for 128GB. For moreinformation on Plextor SSD and other products, please visit www.plextor.com
PlextorLLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital mediaequipment for professionals, consumers and enterprises. In 1990, Plextorestablished a U.S. operation in Silicon Valley with dedicated sales force forserving North and South America. Since then, the Plextor brand has beencontinually recognized as high-quality product, receiving numerous awards forits optical drives. Plextor will continue to deliver generations ofaward-winning products, including CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, & Blu-ray optical diskdrives, digital video converters and multimedia products. The Plextorbrand of optical disc drives and multimedia products are owned by ShinanoKenshi in Japan.
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