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Computex 2014 – Plextor showcases M6 Pro and M6e SSDs

This year at CES Plextor announced the refresh of their entire SSD line-up, in the form of the M6 series models. The high-end model is the M6 Pro which is very similar to the model it replaces (M5 Pro), basically we get the same Marvell 88SS9187 controller and slightly higher IOPS due to improved firmware optimization and Toshiba A19nm NAND memory. Plextor M6 Pro will be launched next month with a brand new PlexTurbo software which uses system memory as a write-through cache to boost up the already SATA 3 limited SSD speeds.

Plextor also showed what you can do with two cheap M6M mSATA SSD in RAID 0 using an mSATA to SATA adapter. Over 700MB/s read speed and over 800MB/s write speed is pretty impresive considering the hardware used. We left the best for last, the M.2 based M6e can be used with the included PCI-Express 2x adapter or standalone in a M.2 slot as you can see in the pictures. You can find also a performance test of this device, but stay tuned on LAB501 for the full review of the M6e.

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