Plextor Releases M2P Series Solid State Drive to Rule Them All

Paul Lilly

Remember Plextor? The name isn't thrown around as often as it once was, but Plextor's still out there, and cocky as ever. Take the new M2P Series solid state drive (SSD). Plextor says it's capable of sequential read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s and 440MB/s, respectively, which "clearly makes the M2P the fastest SSD currently available." Come again?

Other SSDs boast higher read and write speeds, but Plextor argues it's all about sustainable speed over the long haul, not just the numbers based on FOB (Fresh Out of the Box) benchmarks. The difference, according to Plextor, is its True Speed technology that delivers a high level of performance "even after extensive use and long periods of operation."

"Most performance information is overstated and does not reflect drastic decreases in performance that many drives undergo with use," Plextor said . "Plextor surpasses the industry norm by doing Enterprise Benchmark testing of consumer drives in a Dirty/Steady state to demonstrate sustained read/write performance."

The M2P brings a server grade Marvell 88SS9174 controller to the SSD party. Features include a SATA 6Gbps interface, "highest-quality Japanese NAND flash" by Toshiba, and exclusive firmware with Instant Restore, Global Wear Leveling, and Bad Block Management.

Plextor will ship the M2P in 128GB ($240) and 256GB ($450) capacities later this month.

Image Credit: Plextor

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