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Plextor Wins Best of Show for Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology at 2014 Flash Memory Summit
Plextor’s First-to-Market M6e PCIe Solid State Drive Gets Highest Recognition for Innovation at FMS.
Fremont, CA — August 07, 2014 — Plextor, a leading developer of digital storage technology, is pleased to announce that their Plextor M6e PCIe SSD has won Best of Show for most Innovative Flash Memory Technology at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California. The FMS Best of Show Awards is a premier venue for industry recognition of innovative products.
The tiny but powerful M6e PCIe fits into a PC motherboard’s M.2 slot without need of a power or data cable. Most notably, this Solid State Drive brings small form factors—or NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor)—into the performance picture while at the same time providing greater bandwidth and incredible speed. PCI express handily bypasses the SATA speed bottleneck to significantly improve performance for extreme users and elite gamers. Impressive numbers tell the story: maximum sequential read/write speeds of 770/625 MB/s and random read/write speeds of 105/100K IOPS.
The M6e PCIe combines a multi-core Marvell PCIe 9183 controller and Toshiba toggle NAND flash with firmware developed by Plextor’s in-house team. Plextor’s acclaimed True Speed technology guarantees that the M6e PCIe will sustain long-term high performance.
The SSD also supports both UEFI and legacy BIOS booting making it compatible with a wide range of systems and allowing the system to initiate all storage devices simultaneously, which improves efficiency and cuts boot times by half. Also, driver-free AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) compatibility eliminates the need for additional drivers.
It is Plextor’s working premise that all products featuring new technology and outstanding speed have equally outstanding reliability. True to form, the M6e PCIe is a product of Plextor’s new ultra-strict, enterprise-grade, zero error testing. Taking place at the company’s own state-of-the-art testing facility, 400 units were subjected to 500 hours of extreme tests without error or failure. Also, Plextor SSDs typically have a MTBF (mean time between failures) of 2.4 million hours, which is the highest reliability ranking in the industry, matched by a full 5-year Plextor warranty and an extensive technical support system.
“We’re honored by this award and also very proud of our Plextor team that designed and developed such a balanced product in all areas—including speed, convenience, compatibility, and stability. The M6e has what it takes to set some new standards in terms of real-world performance. We’re really looking forward to putting the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show logo on the M6e,” said Darlo Perez, Managing Director.
Plextor is a leading developer of high-performance digital-storage equipment for professionals, consumers, and enterprises. Plextor launched its first CD-ROM drive in 1989 and since then Plextor’s prestigious multi-award-winning products have set the standard for quality and performance. Plextor will continue to deliver generations of innovative industry-leading products, including Blu-ray optical disc drives, solid-state drives, digital video converters and multimedia devices. The Plextor brand of storage and multimedia products is owned by Shinano Kenshi of Japan.