Plextor's new M8Se PCIe NVMe SSD arrives in June
Plextor will be releasing its new PCIe-based NVMe-compliant series of SSDs called the M8Se in June. These new SSDs will support the ultra-fast PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and will employ the use of a Marvell controller along with high-performance Toshiba TLC NAND.
According to Plextor, this will enable the M8Se to have appreciably faster performance, endurance, and stability than traditional TLC NAND SSDs. Even so, it is no match for Samsung's super speedy SSD 960 Pro and SSD 960 Evo. Instead, the M8Se is positioned as an entry-level SSD that can give users a taste of what a PCIe-based SSD is like.
Rated performance figures go like this: sequential read and write access speeds of up to 2,450MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively, and random read and write speeds of up to 210,000 IOPS and 175,000 IOPS respectively.
The M8Se will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities.
They will also be available in a variety of form factors. The M8SeY comes in the form of PCIe add-in card; the M8SeG comes in the form a M.2 2280 stick with a heat shield; and finally, the M8SeGN also comes in a M.2 2280 stick, but without a heat shield.
The Plextor M8Se will be available sometime in June. Prices have yet to be confirmed. We will update this post once we have confirmed pricing and availability details from Plextor.