The premium optical drive maker gets into the solid state market.
Plextor, the famed maker of optical drives earlier this year announced that it will be jumping into solid-state drives (SSDs). Today the company announced the release of its first line of SSDs, the PX-64M1S (64GB) and the PX-128M1S (128GB).
The company's first generation of SSDs use Marvell controller chipsets, which will help the 64GB version deliver up to 110MB/s sequential read, 65MB/s in sequential write, and up to 4,200 random read IOPS and 1,200 random write IOPS. The 128GB version will run a little faster and deliver up to 130MB/s sequential read, 70MB/s sequential write, and up to 4,300 random read IOPS and 1,800 random write IOPS.
Plextor boasts that its SSDs will be equipped with a unique Wear Leveling algorithm that the company claims can prevent degradation of drive performance and prolong product life. The initial press info did not specify whether or not the drives support the TRIM command for Windows 7 users.
Both models are available now, with MSRP around $225 for 64GB and $400 for 128GB.