Plextor announces new M8Pe PCIe and M.2 SSD

01.06.2016 - Posted by Slobodan Simic

Based on Marvell 88SS1093 controller

At the Computex 2016 show, Plextor has officially announced its new M8Pe SSD lineup that will offer some impressive performance and be available in HHHL PCIe and M.2 form-factors as well as capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB.

Based on the new Marvel 88SS1093 controller and 15nm Toshiba NAND flash, the new Plextor M8Pe SSD lineup will offer sequential performance of up to 2,500 MB/s for read and up to 1,400 MB/s for write.

The 4K random performance peaks at 280K IOPS for read and 240K IOPS for write. It also packs 512MB of LPDDR3 DRAM cache (1GB for 1TB version).

As noted, the new Plextor M8Pe will be available in HHHL (Half-Height,Half-Length) PCIe and M.2 form-factors with PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe interface.

During Computex 2016, Plextor demonstrated the new M8Pe SSD hitting performance of 2,281 MB/s for read and 1,200 MB/s for write in CristalDiskMark benchmark.

According to the report, the new Plextor M8Pe should be available sometime later this year with a 5 year warranty. Unfortunately, Plextor did not reveal any details regarding the price.

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