Plextor has released a new mainstream SSD - V series, designed for beginners looking to make their PCs faster and more responsive.
The V series will be available in three form factors, including M6V 2.5-inch SSD, M6GV M.2 2280 SSD, and M6MV mSATA SSD. The M6V is equipped with the new PlexTurbo, Plextor’s smart SSD cache technology. It aims to allow your average consumer to gain access to optimal high performance and the durability that SSDs brings.
The V series use SMI’s newest generation 2246 controllers. They also use TOSHIBA’s newest and 15 nm process Toggle NAND flash memory with sequential read/write speeds up to 535/455 MB/s and random read/write speeds up to 83,000/80,000 IOPS. The SSDs are based on firmware customized in house by Plextor.
The latest PlexTurbo uses dynamic cache buffer instead of the average SSD cache, and can automatically identify cold and hot data, releasing the cold data from the system cache and making use of memory cache space more efficiently. The three major features of PlexTurbo include: increases access performance up to 8 times, prolongs SSD usage life, and prevents memory cache data loss.
Professional simulations on actual read/write statuses were performed with several "Plextor endurance testing mechanisms" to ensure that the V series SSDs have a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 1.5 million hours. Three-year warranty and Plextor extensive support and maintenance center services are also provided.
Plextor V series SSDs are estimated to hit the market at the end of July 2015 in capacities of 128/ 256/512GB for the M6V (2.5-inch) and M6GV (M.2 2280) models, and 128/256GB for the M6MV mSATA model.
Available for the M6V (2.5-inch) model only, the latest PlexTurbo software will be available for M6V users to download on the official Plextor website starting at the beginning of August 2015.