Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD Unleashed – See Features and Specifications

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Plextor has recently released the successor to its first PCIe SSD featuring a new PlexTurbo 2.0 Intelligent SSD Caching Utility, additional features and connectors, and a really good looking design – the new Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD. Aside from PlexTurbo 2.0, it also features TrueSpeed and TrueProtect features, and its PCIE PCB card supports external power sources and external SSD access lighting cues. Check out the rest of its features and specifications from the official release below.

Plextor M6e BK PCIe SSD

Meet the new Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD

Plextor, the global leading brand of high-performance digital storage devices, announces the launch of its new Black Edition Series SSD with M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD. The Plextor M6e Black Edition is a professional and superb high-performance PCI Express SSD, specifically designed for creating a perfect gaming platform. It combines cutting-edge high-class components and newly-developed PlexTurbo 2.0 intelligent SSD caching utility, providing optimal durability and high speed performance.

The M6e Black Edition with PlexTurbo 2.0 intelligent SSD caching utility overcomes all the disadvantages of current caching technology. With the exclusive memory management booster, PlexTurbo 2.0 not only outruns other caching technologies in performance but also analyzes a huge amount of operation data to avoid unnecessary write operation to significantly reduce write usage of SSD and to prevent memory data loss when the PC crashes or the power goes out.

The M6e Black Edition is powered by the latest duo-core server grade Marvell 88SS9183 controller chip supporting the highest-class Toggle NAND flash by Toshiba to meet the strict requirements of computer speed from professional gamers and players. It also integrates with Plextor-exclusive True Speed Technology to prevent drops in speeds after prolonged use in a real-world environment with astonishing read/write speeds of up to 770/625 MB/s in sequential mode, and 105K/100K IOPS for random read/write operations.

Plextor M6e PCIe SSD Black Edition

The M6e Black Edition has PCle controller chips to allow users to enjoy extraordinary high transfer speed, superior than SATA III via the PCIe Gen II x2 interface. The overall performance of the gaming platform is further optimized to develop the best performance. It also supports Duo BIOS and users can select to set Legacy or UEFI BIOS as the boot disk without installing extra drivers! The new generation UEFI BIOS can speed up boot-up time by 2x coupled with the ultra-high performance of the AHCI driver interface ensures that users can boot up systems at high speeds at any time and enjoy games in no time!

In order to continue the excellent stable performance and high quality of Plextor SSD, the M6e Black Edition has also been put through stringent tests by using state-of-the-art SSD testing equipment and intense professional simulation of a real world environments, such as the “Plextor Durability Test”, to ensure that the M6e has astounding MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 2.4 million hours. It delivers the first-ever reliability to players and guarantees that valuable game data will not be lost due to errors.

Plextor M6e BK lighting cues

“We considered the suggestions of global players when designing the look and added the huge black and red cooling fins to quench the thirst of players looking for an advanced gaming platform. The M6e Black Edition, equipped with PlexTurbo 2.0, meets the experience and visual requirements of players in performance and appearance. The M6e Black Edition is absolutely the ideal choice of creating a dreaming gaming platform!” said Lear Wu, Global Sales Manager for Plextor.

The Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD with PlexTurbo 2.0 features 5-year support and warranty. The M6e Black Edition is expected to make its debut on early January of 2015 with the available capacity of 128GB, 256GB and 512 GB.

Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD Specifications

Performance
ModelPX-AG128M6e-BKPX-AG256M6e-BKPX-AG512M6e-BK
Capacity128GB256GB512GB
Buffer
DRAM Cache256MB DDR3512MB DDR31024MB DDR3
Read/Write Speed (Under Windows NTFS)
Sequential Read Speed**Up to 770 MB/s*Up to 770 MB/s*Up to 770 MB/s*
Sequential Write Speed**Up to 335 MB/s*Up to 580 MB/s*Up to 625 MB/s*
Random Read Speed (IOPS 4KB)***Up to 96,000*Up to 105,000*Up to 105,000*
Random Write Speed (IOPS 4KB)***Up to 83,000*Up to 100,000*Up to 100,000*

Environment and Reliability
Temperature0°C ~ 70°C (Operating)
Shock1500G(Max), At 1 msec half-sine
Vibration7 ~ 800Hz, 16.3Grms (Non-operation)
MTBF>2,400,000 hours
Warranty5 years Plextor's Warranty Service
Compatibility
Operating System SupportedWindows 7 x86 / x64, Windows 8 x86 / x64, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Linux series, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu
Agency ApprovalBSMI, UL, TUV, C-Tick, CE, KCC, VCCI, FCC, ROHS, CB
Command Set SupportTRIM, S.M.A.R.T., NCQ
DATA EncryptionAES 256
Firmware UpgradeSupported
InterfacePCIe Gen2 x 2
Dimension and Weight
Dimension (L x W x H)180.98mm x 121.04mm x 22.39mm
7.13inch x 4.77inch x 0.88inch
Weight180g / 6.35oz (Max.)
Form FactorStandardized PCle Card with Half-Height Half-Length

* Test Platform
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO, CPU: Intel i5-3570 3.40Ghz, BIOS: ver.1504, AHCI driver: 12.5.0.1066, OS: Windows 8 x64. (Actual performance may vary based on hardware, software, and overall system configuration)
** Performance measured using CrystalDiskMark

*** Performance measured using CrystalDiskMark QD32

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