CES 2015: Plextor announces M7e

Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 8, 2015 - 01:44 AM |
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:

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The M7e uses the same Marvell 88SS9293 that will be in Kingston's Hyperx Predator, and the performance is certainly impressive:

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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:

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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:

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Plextor also announced an update to their DRAM caching solution, dubbed PlexTurbo 2.0:

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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.

Press blast for the M7e after the break.

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CES 2015: Plextor Unveils New M7e: Supercharged SSD with High Performance PCIe Technology

Plextor’s next-generation of solid-state drives showcased at the Aria

(LAS VAGES, NV, Jan 6, 2015) – Plextor), Plextor, a leading developer of high performance storage devices, will be unveiling the new M7e solid-state drive , the fastest Gen 2x4 M.2 SSD in the market today, with their complete line of solid-state drive products at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Plextor suite at the Aria.

Plextor plans to debut its next generation of supercharged solid-state drive, the M7e, which features PCIe Gen 2 x 4, enabling up to 2GB of information to be passed in one second. PCI express drives give gamers and high intensity users the maximum performance and synergy they crave from their devices.

Also scheduled for display is the M6e Black Edition, which will be available later this month. It boasts random read/write speeds of 105/100K IOPS. The M6e Black Edition gives gamers and advanced users the smooth ultra-fast professional-grade storage and the reassurance of Plextor's legendary quality and rock-solid reliability. The M6e Black Edition will include PlexTurbo 2.0, the latest generation of solid state memory cache solutions developed by Plextor, and will allow increased system memory size of up to 4GB DRAM. Additionally, PlexTurbo 2.0 caching utility features data loss protection during sudden power interruptions or system crashes.

“We’re excited to showcase the fastest solid state drives this year at CES,” said Lear Wu, Global Sales Manager for Plextor. “Our new offerings continue to keep Plextor at the forefront of the industry.”

The complete line of Plextor solid-state drives on display in the media suite includes solutions for the consumer, as well as industrial and automotive industries. Visitors to the Plextor suite will be able to test the M7e versus a leading competitor and see on displays other Plextor live SSD demos while speaking with members of Plextor’s Research and Development team.

For more information about Plextor, please visit www.plextoramericas.com.

Source: Plextor

January 8, 2015 | 04:12 PM - Posted by Qrash

What is the length of the M7e? It looks longer than 80 mm (2280 format). Is it 110 mm (22110 format)?

January 13, 2015 | 01:41 AM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

They didn't state it, but it appeared to be 22110. 

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