Having worked with Marvell for many years, Plextor is tied closely to Marvell’s controller ecosystem since its proprietary firmware technologies rely on capabilities of the said controllers. In recent years Plextor has been struggling to offer competitive performance in the high-end segment of the market primarily because Marvell’s Marvell 88SS1093 "Eldora" controller is a few years old. In a bid to regain some of the ground it lost to rivals, Plextor is planning to offer a rather unbeatable solution: a drive running four M9Pe M.2 SSD modules in RAID 0 mode. Plextor demonstrated the prototype 4-way SSD backplane based on Marvell’s 88NR2241 PCIe switch at Computex. The switch has a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface on one side and four PCIe 3.0 x4 interfaces on another...
The M9Pe is Plextor's first NVMe SSD to use 3D NAND, replacing the previous flagship's planar MLC with Toshiba 3D TLC NAND but keeping the same aging Marvell controller...17 by Billy Tallis on 5/24/2018
Plextor has announced its next-generation high-end SSD, the M9Pe. The new drive will use Toshiba’s 64-layer 3D TLC NAND memory and a Marvell controller, and will be available in...41 by Anton Shilov on 6/2/2017