Plextor has officially launched the M6 PRO SATA SSD. First previewed at Computex 2014, the professional grade M6 PRO combines Plextor's hardware with PlexTurbo, a second-generation RAM caching software.
PlexTurbo is a software that uses some of the system RAM as a smart RAM cache; this bypasses the limitations of the 6 Gb/s SATA III channel and maximizes performance. Plextor refers to it as second-generation RAM caching software because the smart software overcomes the disadvantages of existing caching technology: It minimizes RAM usage, uses active data comparisons to prevent unnecessary writes, and even prevents RAM cache data loss during crashes or power interruptions.
Plextor is offering a full 5-year warranty for the SSD, which has an MTBF calculated at 2.4 million hours.
The M6 PRO's hardware uses A19 nm Toshiba toggle NAND flash and a multi-core Marvell controller with Plextor's in-house developed firmware. It also features the latest version of Plextor's long-term performance-sustaining True Speed technology. Plextor's True Protect system, with multilayer data integrity and security provided by 256-bit AES full-drive encryption, is also included.
The Plextor M6 PRO SSD with PlexTurbo, will be available August 2014 in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1TB capacity.