Plextor Ships M2 SSD Line In America: Starts At $180 For 64GB

Plextor Ships M2 SSD Line In America: Starts At $180 For 64GB

New SSDs? It's actually been some time since we have heard of any new SSDs shipping, but Plextor has a new patch that is now available in the U.S. The M2 Series of solid state drives are one of the first to market to support SATA 6Gbps, with the 2.5" line using a Marvel 88SS9174 controller. Other key features include a sequential read rate up to 480MB/s, Windows 7 TRIM, a 128MB DDR3 cache buffer and Acronis True Image software.

For those looking at specifics, the 128GB and 256GB models each provide sequential read rate up to 480MB/s and sequential write rate up to 330MB. By incorporating Plextor’s Instant Restore technology and Dynamic Wear Leveling algorithm along with Windows 7 TRIM command support, the M2 Series SSD is able to manage memories ever so efficiently to overcome the performance loss typically associated with prolonged usage.

Also featured is a 128MB DDR3 cache buffer and a MTBF rate beyond 1.5 million-hours. Available immediately in the U.S. as of today, the three available capacities have MSRPs of: 64GB ($179.99), 128GB ($329.99) and 256GB ($699.99). For those in Europe, the drives will be available across that region in March.

Plextor’s New SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Available Now

Plextor's M2 Series SSD is one of the first to support SATA 6Gb/s and one of the fastest SSDs in the market

(Fremont, CA – February 8, 2011) – Plextor LLC (www.plextor.com), a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, announces the immediate U.S. availability of its new M2 Series SSD. Supporting the latest SATA 6Gb/s, the M2 Series SSD is currently one of the fastest SSDs available in the market.

Utilizing a Marvell 88SS9174 controller, this 2.5 inch SSD is available in three capacities: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The 128GB and 256GB models each provide sequential read rate up to 480MB/s and sequential write rate up to 330MB/s, allowing users to read and transfer data much faster compared to other SSDs with SATA II interface.

“Plextor is pleased to continue building its presence in the SSD market by offering a new and faster generation of SSD,” said Kathy Huynh, Product Marketing of Plextor. “The M2 Series SSD is ideal for any demanding gamer, system integrator or user who demands dependability but won’t sacrifice speed.”

By incorporating Plextor’s Instant Restore technology and Dynamic Wear Leveling algorithm along with Windows 7 TRIM command support, the M2 Series SSD is able to manage memories ever so efficiently to overcome the performance loss typically associated with prolonged usage.

Also featured is a 128MB DDR3 cache buffer, resulting in even faster response times for consumers. The large cache also helps ensures each drive will provide reliable and sustained performance over time.

With a MTBF rate beyond 1.5 million-hour, the M2 Series SSD comes with Plextor’s three (3) year warranty and is bundled with Acronis True Image software which gives users instant tool for disk cloning and backup.

The M2 Series SSD is available now with the following MSRPs: 64GB ($179.99), 128GB ($329.99) and 256GB ($699.99).

For additional product information, please visit:
Website: www.plextor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PlextorAmericas
Twitter: www.twitter.com/plextorusa
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soo shiny :)

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Glad to see them using Sata 6/GBs as well as the extra things they did software and support wise.

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Hmm, i've owned a couple of the Plexter dvd drives in the past. One failed, the diode weakened or something. cant burn dvds anymore, just cd's. The other works rock solid till today... though i cant remember the last time i burnt anything big though, except for the usual windows restore discs and monthly music mixes.

1.5million mtbf hours.... can i say DAYM... thats a 171 years on my calculator... though realistically, one can expect easily, more than a decade of use!!

my only concern is, the last time i used acronis, the one supplied with my wd green hd, i couldnt clone anything from a larger hdd to a smaller one.

I'm hoping thats not the case here... most of us have hdd's with os's which are larger than the highest capacity sdd in the market.... might be a problem in transferring files..

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