Plextor Reveals M3S 2.5" Solid State Drive: $200 And Up

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News Posted: Wed, Nov 16 2011 11:20 PM
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 occur with SSDs after prolonged use or when data becomes heavily fragmented.  True Speed technology will maintain the M3S’ high performance and read/write speeds at like-new levels throughout the life of the drive.  

Furthermore, M3S SSDs uses the latest SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III) interface, Marvell’s server-grade controller, and Toshiba 24nm NAND flash. Also supported by the flash is a 1.8V power mode, providing the M3S with extremely low-power consumption making it a very eco-friendly product.


Additional features of the M3S include an award winning disk cloning, backup, and analysis utility, making it easy and fuss-free to migrate data from a traditional HDD to an SSD. It also comes with a 3.5” mounting bracket and screws for desktop installation making it ideal for both laptop and desktop installations.

The M3S offers a perfect solution for businesses, power users, serious gamers, system integrators, and anyone who demands a drive with high efficiency and fast performance. The M3S 128GB and 256GB will be available in late-November 2011 with an MSRP of $199.99 and $349.99 respectively. M3S 512GB will be available in the first quarter of 2012 with an MSRP of $699.99.
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Chainzsaw replied on Thu, Nov 17 2011 10:47 AM

Interesting. I would like to know how reliable this new drive is compared to the Crucial M4 as well as the Intel 320/510.

Previously Plextor made excellent CD/DVD burning drives - and i'm expecting the same level of quality with these SSD's.

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Chainzsaw:
Previously Plextor made excellent CD/DVD burning drives - and i'm expecting the same level of quality with these SSD's.

"I'm expecting the same thing from Plextor, I have known them for their optical drives as well, so I think theses new M3S will be solid. Great price too."

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Nov 18 2011 11:47 AM

Awesome I new this years Christmas would be break out time for SSD's and I am glad to see it finally get here as well as knowing it will happen this year. I thought the same last year but looks like I was off by a year.

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