October 13th, 2011 by Brian Beeler
Plextor PX-M2P SSD Released
Plextor has added to their SSD lineup with the M2P SSD which features a Marvell 88SS9174 processor and SATA 6Gb/s interface. If that sounds familiar, it should, we reviwed Plextor's PX-M2 in March - from a hardware perspective they're about the same drive. The main difference this time around looks like a doubling of the drive cache and updated firmware; Plextor is promoting it's “True Speed” technology as the driver behind read speeds of 500 MB/s, writes of 440 MB/s and sequential 4K IOPS of 70,000.
Plextor PX-M2P Specs
- Marvell 9174 processor
- SATA 6 Gb/s interface
- Toshiba NAND
- 500 MB/s read, 440 MB/s write, 70,000 4K IOPS
- 256MB Buffer (128GB), 512MB Buffler (256GB)
- Power consumption - 5W active, .1W idle
- 3 year warranty
- Mounting bracket and cloning software included
Pricing and Availability
Plextor will begin shipping the M2P in late-October. The SSDs are available in 128GB (PX-128M2P, $239.99) and 256GB capacities (PX-256M2P, $449.99).
Update - Plextor PX-M2P SSD Review Posted