Plexor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD Launches In U.S.

By William Usher 2013-01-24 14:51:35 discussion comments
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The new solid state drive from Plexor called the M5 Pro Xtreme, has just launched Stateside for Americans, Yanks, or Brit-Kickers. The SSD is a marginal step up from the last outing by Plexor, offering computer, gaming or storage enthusiasts a lot of extra bang for the buck, including a new 19nm Toggle Mode, 100k IOPS and a brand new, redesigned PCB board.

The M5 Pro Xtreme has some improved MRW, or maximum random write speeds of 88,000 IOPS, or input operations per second. What's really impressive is that this new SSD sports 540 MB/s sequential read and 470 MB/s sequential write speeds. That is simply...wow. Let's put this into perspective: It would take about 16 seconds to copy an entire Xbox 360 disc to the Pro Xtreme SSD.

As noted in the press release...
The M5 Pro Xtreme uses the latest Marvell 88SS9187 controller modified with exclusive Plextor Xtreme firmware and True Speed technology which guarantees the advertised speed in all stages. The drive also features Plextor’s True Protect enterprise-grade dual-stage data debugging feature and 256-bit AES full-drive encryption protection technology.

The M5 Pro Xtreme SSD is available right now in various capacities, including 128, 256 and 512GB. Too bad it doesn't come in a 1TB format, as that would be ideal. Still, you can grab the 128GB version for $149.99, the 256GB version for $269.99, and the 512GB version for a very hefty $499.99 price tag.

You can pick up the M5 Pro Xtreme SSD from places like Newegg, or learn more by visiting the official Plextor website.
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