Plextor has released the M8V series, which includes budget-friendly SATA SSDs based on 64-layer 3D TLC NAND.
The new series uses the Silicon Motion SM2258 controller and Toshiba's 64L 3D TLC NAND flash, along with in-house, Lite-On designed firmware.
The M8V Series delivers sequential read / write speeds of up to 560 / 520 MB/s; random read / write speeds of up to 82,000 / 81,000 IOPS. Additionally, the M8V is also built with LDPC error correcting technology and supports Plextor software applications related to performance and endurance.
|Sequential Read Speed
||Up to 560 MB/s
|Sequential Write Speed
||Up to 400 MB/s
|Random Read Speed
||Up to 60,000 IOPS
|Random Write Speed
||Up to 70,000 IOPS
|Environment and Reliability
||5V / 1.0A (Max.)
||0°C ~ 70°C / 32°F ~ 158°F (Operating)
||1500G (Max.) , at 1 msec half-sine
|Operating System Supported
||Microsoft Windows 8.1, 10/ Linux OS
||UL, TUV, FCC, CE, BSMI, VCCI, RCM, KCC, EAC, ROHS, WHQL
|Command Set Support
||TRIM, S.M.A.R.T, IO queue, NVMe command
||SATA 6Gb/s, compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s
|Form Factor and Connectors
||15-pin SATA connector for DC 5V input
||7-pin SATA connector
|Dimension and Weight
||100.00 x 69.85 x 6.80 mm / 3.94 x 2.75 x 0.27 inch
||60g / 2.12oz (Max.)
LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) technology ensures safety and integrity of data transmission with its error correcting mechanism. Furthermore, the M8V Series supports RAID Engine (Drive Array Accelerator) and Data shaping (Data management) for enhanced data transfer stability.
The series includes drives with capacities ranging from 128GB to 512GB and three year warranties. Write endurance is rated at 0.5 drive writes per day, giving the M8V a total write endurance rating on par with most consumer SSDs that have five year warranties. The M8V is available as a 2.5" drive with the model number M8VC, or as a M.2 SATA drive with model number M8VG.
Basic features of the M8V series include:
- Plextor's PlexVault software is aimed to provide a more secured space and control privileges to users. Even if you are using a computer with others, you can still store your private data via PlexVault, hidden on the computer, as long as the computer is equipped with a Plextor SSD.
- Plextor's PlexCompressor utilizes custom, smart-compression technology that gives the user more storage capacity without impacting system performance.
- PlexTurbo is an intelligent SSD RAM caching solution using system RAM to accelerate SSD storage performance.
- TrueSpeed technology keeps long-term SSD performance at like-new speeds after periods of use and when the SSD is nearly full.