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Plextor outs new flagship PCIe M8Pe SSDs

By Ashley Lucas & Kenny Yeo - on 10 Aug 2016, 3:22pm

Plextor outs new flagship PCIe M8Pe SSDs

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Plextor has just launched its new high-end M8Pe PCIe-based SSDs, which will be available in three form factors to suit various users.

It will be available as a standard half-height, half-length PCIe add-in card, a standard M.2 drive, or as an M.2 drive but with an added heat shield.

The M8Pe will be powered by the Marvell 88SS1093 controller and will utilize Toshiba's newest 15nm MLC NAND. It will also support the high bandwidth PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and the new NVMe 1.2 protocol.

Sequential read speeds are expected to be in excess of 2GBps and write speeds will also exceed 1GBps. Random read and write performance are also claimed to be in the region of well beyond 200,000 IOPs.

The Plextor M8Pe will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities.