Plextor will introduce SSDs based on the cheaper TLC NAND during Cebit 2013 that will be held from the 5th till the 9th of March in Hannover Germany. The new Plextor SSDs will contain Toshiba Triple Level Cell NAND and use a Marvell 88SS9187 controller.
That combination should be good for random reads of 80,000 IOPS and random writes of 72,000 IOPS. For sequential reading the 2.5″ drive is specified at 540 MB/s and sequential write speeds are specified at 465 MB/s. TLC NAND is cheaper and less reliable than MLC and SLC NAND because simplified it’s possible to store more data per cell. Unfortunately the higher data density also makes the memory more prone to errors.
The new Plextor SSDs will also feature Plextor’s TrueSpeed Technology to prevent a drop in performance after intense or long-term usage. The drives are expected to launch in the second half of 2013 in capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. More details on features, availability, and pricing will be announced at a later stage.