Plextor to Introduce Company's First NVMe SSD at CES 2016, the M8Pe

Subject: Storage | December 28, 2015 - 04:44 PM |
Tagged: ssd, plextor, PCIe SSD, NVMe, M8Pe, M.2, CES 2016

Plextor is set to announce their first NVMe SSD at CES 2016, and the new M8Pe uses 4 lanes of PCIe 3.0 to provide up to 270,000 IOPS read and 150,000 IOPS write performance (4K random). Throughput numbers were not revealed.

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Image credit: PC World

The drive is in the M.2 form factor though the image indicates it will include a PCIe adapter and heat sink.

"The new drives also feature Plextor’s specialty features, such as PlexTurbo RAM caching, compression technology for maximizing storage capacity, and PlexVault, which allows you to hide private data from others on a shared computer."

No details have been announced yet on capacity, release date, or (of course) pricing. We'll have to wait until CES to find out more.

Source: PC World

December 28, 2015 | 07:32 PM - Posted by Zabojnik

That 20c per GB future. I want to believe. #ShroutIsMyConstant

December 28, 2015 | 11:17 PM - Posted by patrickjp93 (not verified)

With the new NVMe controllers, that price is a long way off. We just jumped back up to 60 cents per GB (Samsung 950 Pro). The Sandisk Ultra II 960GB was 21 cents per GB on Black Friday. It's at 25 cents right now.

December 28, 2015 | 10:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"Throughout numbers", did you mean throughput?

December 29, 2015 | 07:31 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

Yep. Fixed!

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