Today we're taking a look at Plextor's M8V SSD. This is their latest entry-level SATA SSD and the first SATA drive from Plextor to use 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory. Based around Silicon Motion's mainstream SM2258 controller and paired with Toshiba's 64L 3D TLC, this is our first look at Toshiba's newest NAND when paired with a more powerful controller. And, as we'll see in our test results, while the M8V may officially be an entry-level drive, in practice it's plenty cable of punching well above its weight, making it a surprising contendor versus current top-tier SATA drives.

Plextor Launches M8V SATA SSD

Plextor has introduced the M8V series, their latest budget SATA SSDs, now with 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. Plextor's budget SATA drives tends to use whatever controller and NAND combination...

11 by Billy Tallis on 2/1/2018

Lite-On and Tsinghua Unigroup Create $100 Million Joint Venture for SSD Operations in China

Lite-On has announced that it had signed an agreement with Tsinghua Unigroup to establish a joint venture in China. The JV will develop and build SSDs in Suzhou. The...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2018

Lite-On Announces Enterprise EPX M.2 NVMe SSDs: 3D TLC, Up to 1920 GB, 1800 MB/s

Lite-On has added its new EPX-series enterprise-class SSDs to its lineup. Based around 3D TLC NAND memory and in the uncommon M.2-22110 form-factor, the new drives are aimed at...

7 by Anton Shilov on 12/8/2017

Lite-On Adds MU X SSD to Lineup: Phison PS5008-E8, 3D TLC, Up to 1600 MB/s

Phison has been sampling its entry-level PS5008-E8 NVMe SSD controller for well over a year now, and a number of its partners have demonstrated their drives featuring the chip...

4 by Anton Shilov on 12/7/2017

Lite-On Launches CA3 M.2 NVMe SSDs: Up to 1TB, 2.9 GB/s, Marvell 88SS1093

Lite-On has quietly added its new high-end CA3 M.2 NVMe SSDs to its lineup. The new drives are based on Toshiba’s 3D TLC NAND memory, a Marvell controller, and...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/9/2017

Lite-On SSDs At FMS: New Controllers And TSV NAND Packaging

Lite-On (including its consumer SSD brand Plextor) is one of the largest SSD vendors that is not vertically integrated. They don't manufacture NAND flash memory and don't design their...

1 by Billy Tallis on 8/25/2017

Market Trends Q2 2016: SSD Shipments Up 41.2% YoY, PC Sales Up on Q1

Sales of SSDs in the first quarter of 2016 were up 41.2% year-over-year, based on findings from TrendFocus*, a storage market tracking company. Shipments of all types of SSDs...

24 by Anton Shilov on 10/5/2016

Market Trends Q1 2016: Shipments of SSDs Up 32.7% Year-over-Year

Shipments of SSDs in the first quarter of 2016 were up 32.7% compared to the same period a year ago, according to findings of TrendFocus*, a storage market tracking...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

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...

1 by Kristian Vättö on 1/15/2015

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