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Plextor M7e PCIe SSD to Ship in Q3, M7V TLC SSD in 2016 & New Software Features

Plextor first showed off the M7e at CES earlier this year and at Computex we got an update on the release schedule. Plextor is now aiming for Q3 release, meaning that we will likely hear the final release at Flash Memory Summit in August. Specifications have not really changed...

16 by Kristian Vättö - on 6/11/2015

Plextor Releases M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD, Shows Off Upcoming M7e PCIe SSD & TLC SSD

Continuing with our CES SSD coverage, Plextor released a new M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD at the show. Unfortunately, the Black Edition offers nothing new in terms of the hardware or firmware design and it's merely a normal M6e with fancy black 'n red heat sinks. The controller is...

1 by Kristian Vättö - on 1/15/2015

Computex 2014: Plextor Announces M6 Pro SSD & PlexTurbo Software

While Computex is already over for this year, we still have a lot of stuff to go through and post. I stopped by at Plextor's booth earlier this week and Plextor showed me their brand new M6 Pro along with PlexTurbo software. Plextor showed the M6 Pro already at...

8 by Kristian Vättö - on 6/8/2014

Plextor M6S & M6M (256GB) Review

Continuing our spring full of new SSDs, the next drives under the scope are Plextor's M6S and M6M. Both drives were already showcased at CES this year but after a series of delays the release was pushed to April, which brings us to this review. Similar to the M5...

30 by Kristian Vättö - on 4/10/2014

Plextor’s M6 Series SSDs at CES

I stopped by Plextor at CES last week for the announcement of their latest SSDs, from their upcoming M6 series. These drives are slated to (eventually) replace the current generation M5 Pro, M5S, and M5M SSDs with slightly faster hardware based on new silicon and with new interfaces. Starting...

6 by Jarred Walton - on 1/14/2014

Plextor M5M (256GB) mSATA Review

Plextor has been increasing their presence in the SSD market month by month. It's not a coincidence, we have been very pleased with all Plextor's drives that we have reviewed so far. At CES, Plextor showcased a variety of SSDs ranging from M.2 to TLC NAND based SSDs. While...

36 by Kristian Vättö - on 4/17/2013

Plextor M5 Pro (128GB) SSD Giveaway

Plextor has been making a name for itself in the SSD space lately with its M-series of drives. The M3 and M5 lines are well received and remarkably competitive, especially considering Plextor is a relative newcomer in the SSD space. Earlier this week Plextor reached out to us with...

1842 by Anand Lal Shimpi - on 4/15/2013

Plextor/LiteOn Enters the eMMC Market

This is an unusual move but one that makes a lot of sense. Plextor is currently qualifing its first eMMC solution built around a Marvell controller. These integrated eMMC solutions are often found on tablets, unfortunately their performance tends to be pretty poor across the industry. Plextor hopes to...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi - on 1/8/2013

Plextor's Dabbles in TLC NAND

Following in Samsung's footsteps, Plextor will be bringing a TLC version of its M5 series of SSDs to market towards the middle of the year. Despite the move to TLC NAND, Plextor is promising very good performance from the upcoming drive:

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi - on 1/8/2013

Plextor's M5M mSATA SSD

In addition to the 2.5" SATA M5 Pro Xtreme, Plextor is bringing an mSATA version of the drive to market in the first half of this year as the M5M. The drive is architecturally identical to the M5 Pro Xtreme, with the same new firmware and Marvell controller, but...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi - on 1/8/2013

Hands On with Plextor's NGFF SSDs

The Next Generation Form Factor for SSDs is designed to bring standardization to the wild west of Ultrabook SSD form factors. We reported on the standard at IDF, but in our Plextor meeting at CES we got the first look at two NGFF drives. The drive to the left uses...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi - on 1/8/2013

Plextor Introduces M5 Pro Xtreme SSD

Shipping at the end of this month is Plextor's new M5 Pro Extreme SSD, an update to the M5 Pro that we reviewed not too long ago. The M5 Pro Extreme still uses Marvell's 88SS9187 controller with Plextor's own custom firmware. Plextor moved to Toshiba's 19nm 2bpc MLC NAND...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi - on 1/8/2013

Plextor Updates The Firmware on M5 Pro: Promises Increased Performance, We Test It

Plextor released their M5 Pro SSD in August, which we reviewed shortly after the release. Now nearly four months later, Plextor has released an updated firmware (v1.02) for the M5 Pro that promises performance improvements. The M5 Pro with the original firmware did well in our tests but there...

46 by Kristian Vättö - on 12/10/2012

Plextor M5 Pro (256GB) Review

Plextor has been making steady progress in becoming a real player in the SSD market. As we saw with the M3 Pro, they have a firmware team capable of delivering top notch performance. The M3 Pro was easily the fastest Marvell 88SS9174 based SSD and overall it was one...

37 by Kristian Vättö - on 8/31/2012

Plextor Releases M5 Pro SSD: Say Hello to Marvell 88SS9187 and 19nm Toshiba NAND

This is an announcement we have been waiting for. In our Plextor M3 Pro and M5S reviews, we mentioned that the limits of Marvell's 88SS9174 controller have more or less been reached and it's time to switch to more powerful silicon, and that's exactly what Plextor has done...

23 by Kristian Vättö - on 8/7/2012

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