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Plextor introduces entry-level M8V SSDs

Plextor announces new entry-level M8V SSDs (Source: Plextor)
Plextor announces new entry-level M8V SSDs (Source: Plextor)
Plextor has announced the M8V series of SSDs which will offer entry-level performance. The solid state drives will be released in both 2.5" and M.2 formats with capacities of 128, 256 and 512 GB.

The M8V series will be Plextor’s new line-up of entry-level SSDs using a SATA interface. The SSDs will be made available under the name of M8VC for the 2.5” versions, while the more compact variants with an M.2 format will be known as the Plextor M8VG. Except for the format, both SSD series are technically identical and feature 64-layer TLC NAND provided by Toshiba coupled with a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller.

The SSDs will release in three different storage capacities: 128, 256 and 512 GB. All three are able to achieve reading speeds of 560 MB/s, while writing performance will be limited to 400 MB/s, 510 MB/s and 520 MB/s for the 128, 256 and 512 GB version, respectively.

The company has previously released their M9Pe SSDs which also featured 64-layer TLC NAND, but used an older Marvell 88SS1093 controller with support for NVMe via PCIe. These new M8V SSDs do not support the faster NVMe interface and are focused towards the regular consumer market.

4K random access speeds are measured at 60,000 IOPS reading and 70,000 writing for the smallest model, 81,000 operations per second reading and 80,000 writing for the 256 GB SSD and 82,000/81,000 IOPS for the largest drive. According to Plextor, you’ll be able to write at least 70, 140 and 280 terabytes of information on the SSDs before they start to deteriorate.

The Plextor M8V series will come with three years of warranty. Pricing and availability haven’t been announced yet.


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Jonathan Maes, 2018-02- 1 (Update: 2018-02- 1)