Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 8, 2015 - 01:44 AM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: plextor, pcie, NVMe, Marvell 88SS9293, M7e, M6e Black, M.2, CES 2014, CES
Today Plextor announced the successor to the M6e (that we reviewed here) - the M7e:
The M7e uses the same Marvell 88SS9293 that will be in Kingston's Hyperx Predator, and the performance is certainly impressive:
1.4GB/sec reads and 1.0GB/sec writes. Plextor's demo compared to an identical testbed running a Samsung XP941, and the M7e was faster in nearly every performance trait.
Next up is a bit of a gorgeous refresh to the M6e - the M6e Black Edition:
The above photo was taken HDR, so the Black Edition appears darker than in the above photo. This is basically a repackaging of the M6e, in a housing that should run much cooler. Plextor got a bit creative designing this one, and they even added a SATA power connector - an option for those who feel their motherboard may not be providing sufficient power over the PCIe connector. Here's an exploded diagram for your viewing pleasure:
Plextor also announced an update to their DRAM caching solution, dubbed PlexTurbo 2.0:
Cached speeds were certainly impressive here, showing a roughly 2x improvement over the initial release of their software.
The M7e does not launch until mid-2015, but the M6e Black Edition will be coming *much* sooner, and we will have a review of the latter up within the next few days.
Follow all of our coverage of the show at http://pcper.com/ces!