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Appeared on: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
New Firmware Delivers 100K IOPS To PLextor M5 Pro SSD

Plextor has made available a new firmware for its popular Plextor M5 Pro SSD, which promises speeds of up to 100K IOPS.

This update transforms the current M5 Pro into the M5 Pro Xtreme - an SSD capable of delivering random-read speeds up to 100,000 IOPS along with improved maximum random-write speeds of 88,000 IOPS, a 470 MB/S sequential write speed, and an 540 MB/S sequential read.

The Plextor M5 Pro uses the latest Marvell 88SS9187 controller and Toshiba's 19 nm Toggle NAND.

As an SSD rated for professionals, the M5 Pro Xtreme has a calculated mean time between failures of 2.4 million hours.

The M5 Pro Xtreme is also the first drive to feature Plextor's True Protect double-data protection technology. The first element in True Protect is a multi-layer system to ensure the highest level of data integrity, combining the latest 128-bit error correction built into the Marvell controller with Plextor's firmware-based Robust Data Hold-out algorithm. True Protect's other element is protection against data theft using 256-bit AES full-drive encryption for maximum confidentiality.

Existing M5 Pro owners can download and install the new firmware update by visiting plextor.com.


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