Plextor PX-256M2S is the top model of Plextor’s new SSD series, shown at Computex 2010. The new M2S series, somewhat unexpectedly, support the new SATA 6.0 Gbps interface.

We reported on Plextor’s earlier entry on the SSD market and it wasn’t all that impressive. The new series looks a lot better. Plextor PX-256M2S is a 256 GB SSD, and with the new SATA 6.0 Gbps interface it can provide sequential read speeds up to 380-400 MB/s and write speeds of 180-200 MB/s.

Plextor was reluctant to reveal much about the controller of the new series, which will be available in 64, 128 and 256 GB capacities. It is built around an eight-channel Marvell controller with 128MB DDR3 cache. TRIM is of course on the menu and there is also Toggle Mode and ONFi 2.1 for better performance and stability, and lower power consumption. Rachat de voiture HS, Vente voiture export, Camping car accidenté


The booth at Computex was showing the drive being tested with HD Tune Pro 3.50, which showed impressively consistent speeds around 390 MB/s read speed. Price and available were not revealed, but have been hinted of a launch in September. It’s nice to see more companies making serious attempts to grab a portion of the SSD market.


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