Plextor yesterday officially launched its new high-end M9Pe series SSDs which will be available in a PCIe and M.2 form-factor. The M9Pe series will be available in capacities of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.
The SSDs are powered by 64-layer BiSC3 TLC NAND from Toshiba, combined with a Marvell 88SS1093 controller and all SSDs use the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and the NVMe protocol.
Plextor specifies maximum sequential read speeds of up to 3200 MB/s and maximum sequential writes of up to 2100 MB/s for the 1TB model. When it comes to random writes it’s able to achieve up to 300,000 IOPS and random reads of up to 400,000 IOPS. The 512GB drive comes close to that performance, for the 256GB model, Plextor lists considerably lower numbers.
Plextor sells two variants of the M.2 SSDs, it’s available with and without heatspreader.
The company has not disclosed any pricing and availability information yet.