Plextor launch M3 Series SSD with 5 year warranty

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Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage technology, has announced the M3 Series Solid State Drive with True Speed technology and an unrivalled 5 year warranty.Plextor M3

Plextor use high quality components such as the latest generation Marvell controller chip and Toshiba NAND flash in order to provide users with the world’s fastest SSD in actual use (not just testing).

The M3 Series drive is engineered with True Speed technology in order to deliver consistently high-level performance even after extended periods of time. This commitment is demonstrated through a market-leading 5 year warranty which ensures users can expect not only superb speeds whilst backing-up and transferring data, but confidence in ongoing reliability and excellent customer service.

M3 Series Key Features:

  • * 2.5” Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • * Available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities
  • * True Speed Technology for sustained performance over time
  • * Random read and write speeds of 70,000 / 65,000 IOPS
  • * Uses server-grade Marvell 88SS9174 controller chip
  • * Supports SATA III 6Gb/s interface and highest quality Japanese NAND flash
  • * Boasts lowest average annual failure rate (AFR) across industry
  • * 1.8V power mode for extremely low power consumption
  • * Unrivalled 5 year on-site warranty and service support

Powered by True Speed technology for sustained performance over time:

Working closely alongside industry-leader Toshiba, Plextor has manufactured the M3 Series drive to use the latest 24nm Toggle NAND flash memory which delivers transmission rates of 133 Mbps – far higher than the standard 40 Mbps offered by traditional SDR technology. Such advanced design ensures the maximum number of read and writes, to increase the reliability and longevity of the M3 Series drive. What’s more, the flash technology includes a 1.8V power mode, resulting in an extremely low power consumption to help preserve energy for a more eco-friendly and economical solution.

The high-speed Toshiba memory has been coupled with the latest generation of Marvell’s server-grade controller which supports the SATA 6Bb/s interface, resulting in a a super fast random read/write speed of 70,000/65,000 IOPS and up to 525MB/s and 445MB/s sequential read/write speed, ensuring users have optimum response times when transferring data.

With accelerated technology supported by a range of exclusive Plextor firmware including the patented Instant Restore (helping to maintain the performance of the drive at the initial levels even after long periods of time), these components together form part of True Speed, a combined technology which allows Plextor M3 drive to deliver sustained high performance throughout its lifespan.

Reliability and performance supported by market-leading 5 year warranty:

Plextor has a commitment to reliability which starts with full and thorough factory testing and conditioning of each M3 drive to ensure long-term stability. Such tests include a 22.5-hour high temperature burn-in test and intense usage simulation, and this rigorous approach has rewarded Plextor with a commendable AFR (annual failure rate) of 0.50% for SSDs - the lowest in the industry.

Pricing & Availability:

The M3 Series is available from December 2011, pricing is to be confirmed.

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