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Last year, Plextor introduced its M6e family of solid state drives. The drives are / were offered in M.2 and PCI Express flavors, though technically the PCIe-based models were the same M.2 drives parked in a PCIe-to-M.2 adapter card. Regardless of the technicalities involved, the Plextor M6e’s specifications and performance were relatively strong, with peak read speeds topping the 770MB/s mark.The original Plextor M6e, however, wasn’t much to look at. It featured a basic, green PCB and the M.2 SSD sat right in the middle for all to see. Plextor decided to kick things up a few notches with a new... Read more...
You’d think that an enthusiast-level storage device (one that’s likely to sit near a PC’s case window, we might add) would look cooler than the Plextor M6e.  Well, Plextor solved that at CES 2015 this week when it unveiled the M6e Black Edition. The PCI Express SSD now feature its own metal chassis and a deep red heatsink. The Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD on display at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas during CES 2015. Plextor’s Global Sales Manager Lear Wu showed us the M6e Black Edition, which offers some speed improvements over the original M6e. It has the same Marvell 88SS9183 controller... Read more...
The near-constant influx of new solid state storage solutions has shown no signs of letting up. In the last few weeks alone, we have looked at new drives from Micron/Crucial, ADATA, Intel, Samsung, OCZ and SanDisk, and today we’re going to cover something a little different from Plextor, the new M6M series. Plextor’s M6M series of products are mSATA-based drives, designed for mobile devices or small form factor systems. These new drives are the follow-up to last year’s popular M5M series, though the M6M series is built around a newer controller and NAND flash memory... Plextor... Read more...
The near-constant influx of new solid state storage solutions has shown no signs of letting up. In the last few weeks alone, we have looked at new drives from Micron/Crucial, ADATA, Intel, Samsung, OCZ and SanDisk, and today we’re going to cover something a little different from Plextor, the new M6M series. Plextor’s M6M series of products are mSATA-based drives, designed for mobile devices or small form factor systems. These new drives are the follow-up to last year’s popular M5M series, though the M6M series is built around a newer controller and NAND flash memory. The Plextor... Read more...
It seems like an eternity has passed since Plextor was best known for its line of premium optical drives (way back before you could pick up a DVD burner for $20). These days Plextor focuses the bulk of its attention on solid state drives (SSDs), so it's not surprise the drive maker used CES as a springboard to announce its new M6 Series. Plextor has various form factors covered with its M6 Series of SSDs. The new line consists of the 2.5-inch M6S, mSATA m6M, and PCI-Express based M6e, all of which use advanced 19nm Toggle NAND flash memory chips from Toshiba. Plextor's M6e sports the latest generation... Read more...
Plextor's a pretty familiar name in the storage industry, and it's hoping to get even more familiar with the launch of the M5S Series of SSDs. Not surprisingly, the company's playing up "enhanced reliability and performance," suggesting that this new range can hit sustained read/write speed up to 73,000/70,000 IOPS. The company's using an "exclusive" firmware in hopes of keeping long-term reliability in check. It's also taking the chance to play up some other highly touted features: Instant Restore, Global Wear Leveling, and Bad Block Management. Basically, it's all stuff designed to prevent short-term... Read more...
Plextor's made a few announcements during the CES stretch, and here's another. The company has just revealed a snazzy new PlexEasy DVD/CD burner, which aims to provide PC-free backups. It's a stand-alone optical storage solution, consisting of a compact 8X DVD/CD Writer with a built-in SD/MMC card reader and a USB connector. It has the ability to connect directly to a wide variety of devices including both mass storage devices and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) devices such cameras, smartphones, tablets, and camcorders. Now for the first time, users can burn photos directly from a camera (point-and-shoot... Read more...
Remember when Plextor ruled the optical drive market with premium ODDs that typically performed better than the competition? That was long before the price of CD/DVD burners fell to around the cost of a case of water, and these days Plextor appears fully focused on solid state drives (SSDs). Announced at CES 2012 is Plextor's new M3 Pro Series, an improved version of the original M3. The M3 Pro Series uses high-grade 24nm Toggle Flash memory, includes updated firmware, and boasts a new 7mm height form factor for use in ultra-slim notebooks. Sequential read and write speeds have been bumped up to... Read more...
Hunting down a new SSD? Who isn't, right? Plextor has just issued their latest, the M3S. It's a 2.5" solid state drive that's available in three capacities: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.  The M3S delivers sequential read/write speeds of up to 525/445 MB/s and random read/write speeds of up to 70,000/65,000 IOPS. The M3S features exclusive firmware with True Speed technology, including Plextor’s proprietary Bad Block Management, Global Wear Leveling, and Instant Restore technologies that optimize performance.  True Speed is designed to prevent drastic drops in read/write speeds that normally... Read more...
Well, this is an odd bird. Plextor has just announced a new limited edition solid state drive, the M2P SSD with "True Speed" offering the industry's quickest read and write speeds. The drive is capable of random read/write speeds of 70,000 / 65,000 IOPS and sequential read/write speeds up to 500 Mb/s and 440 Mb/s. But then, it gets a little strange. Plextor goes off the rails a bit with the following statement: "This clearly makes the M2P the fastest SSD currently available." Then, it continues: "Speed is good but sustainable speed is even better. And although no specific information is available,... Read more...
Blu-ray burners aren't nearly as uncommon as they once were, but that doesn't make Plextor's new PX-LB950UE 12X external Blu-ray writer any less attractive. It's tough to find legitimate 12x BD burning options, and this one is bolstered by the addition of eSATA and USB 3.0. It won't handle BDXL, but discs having a capacity of 25GB or 50GB should be fine. This one also features PlexUTILITIES and Lightscribe direct disc labeling, and if you've been looking for new accessories to best take advantage of those new ports on your new machine...well, look no further. For the movie buffs, you'll be happy... Read more...
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... Read more...
Plextor announced a new four-bay, 8TB network-attached storage device. The new PX-NAS4 offers dual LAN ports and the ability to store up to 8TB of data across four hot-swap drive bays. The PX-NAS4 also has built-in eSATA and USB ports for storage expansion. Data stored in the PX-NAS4 is protected using an AES 256-bit algorithm. The PX-NAS4 supports multiple disk configurations including JBOD, RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 or RAID10. The PX-NAS4 also offers a Snapshot Backup Utility. The PX-NAS4 will be available at the end of this month for $399.99. New PX-NAS4 Network-Attached Storage from Plextor Plextor... Read more...
Thanks to the invention of the netbook and the tablet PC, it's safe to say that not everyone's main mobile machine has an optical drive. And in a lot of cases, that's perfectly fine. Not everyone needs an optical drive, and the added space, cost and power usage is sometimes not even favored. But that's why there are external optical drives, which are perfect for carrying along on trips where you may need access to a disc. Plextor has been in the media game for a long, long time, and their expertise is shining through with the PX-B120U. This new product is essentially a USB-powered external BD-ROM... Read more...
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