Plextor M2 Series SSDs pack SATA 6Gb/s interface

Chris Davies - Feb 8, 2011
Plextor M2 Series SSDs pack SATA 6Gb/s interface

Plextor has thrown open the doors to its M2 Series SSDs, offering SATA 6Gb/s support and up to 480MB/s sequential read rates. The drives – available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities – support the Windows 7 TRIM command, and have a 128MB DDR3 cache buffer and Marvel’s 88SS9174 controller.

Sequential write speeds up to 330MB/s are supported, and Plextor throw in a copy of Acronis True Image for easily cloning your existing drive.

The three drives – 64GB ($179.99), 128GB ($329.99) and 256GB ($699.99) – are available in the US today, and will drop in Europe come March 2011.

Press Release:

Plextor’s New SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Available Now

Plextor’s M2 Series SSD is one of the first to support SATA 6Gb/s and one of the fastest SSDs in the market

(Fremont, CA – February 8, 2011) – Plextor LLC (, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, announces the immediate U.S. availability of its new M2 Series SSD. Supporting the latest SATA 6Gb/s, the M2 Series SSD is currently one of the fastest SSDs available in the market.

Utilizing a Marvell 88SS9174 controller, this 2.5 inch SSD is available in three capacities: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The 128GB and 256GB models each provide sequential read rate up to 480MB/s and sequential write rate up to 330MB/s, allowing users to read and transfer data much faster compared to other SSDs with SATA II interface.

“Plextor is pleased to continue building its presence in the SSD market by offering a new and faster generation of SSD,” said Kathy Huynh, Product Marketing of Plextor. “The M2 Series SSD is ideal for any demanding gamer, system integrator or user who demands dependability but won’t sacrifice speed.”

By incorporating Plextor’s Instant Restore technology and Dynamic Wear Leveling algorithm along with Windows 7 TRIM command support, the M2 Series SSD is able to manage memories ever so efficiently to overcome the performance loss typically associated with prolonged usage.

Also featured is a 128MB DDR3 cache buffer, resulting in even faster response times for consumers. The large cache also helps ensures each drive will provide reliable and sustained performance over time.

With a MTBF rate beyond 1.5 million-hour, the M2 Series SSD comes with Plextor’s three (3) year warranty and is bundled with Acronis True Image software which gives users instant tool for disk cloning and backup.

The M2 Series SSD is available now with the following MSRPs: 64GB ($179.99), 128GB ($329.99) and 256GB ($699.99).

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