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Plextor Announces SSDs in 64GB, 128GB Forms

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Plextor, the famed maker of optical drives last week announced that it will be jumping into solid-state drives (SSDs), which will utilize Marvell controller chipsets in 64GB or 128GB configurations.

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. Of course, many other SSD makers have similar wear levelling features, so we'll have to get one to test before we can judge just how well Plextor's SSDs stack up.

“Plextor has a lot of new items in the works, and we’re excited to announce our first line of SSDs to meet consumers’ demand for low power consumption, enhanced performance and reliability,” said Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager at PLDS.

 Expect to see them in the first quarter of 2010.

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    duckmanx88 , January 11, 2010 11:29 PM
    "meet consumers’ demand for low power consumption, enhanced performance and reliability"

    what about the damn price you mofo's.
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    docimian , January 11, 2010 11:28 PM
    good good, more competition will give us lower prices and better performance. go SSD's!
    fyi I have 2 X25-m's in Raid 0 and oh boy is it fast :) 
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    duckmanx88 , January 11, 2010 11:29 PM
    "meet consumers’ demand for low power consumption, enhanced performance and reliability"

    what about the damn price you mofo's.
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    docimian , January 11, 2010 11:33 PM
    you get what you pay for. hdd's get you GB/$ and SSD's get you IO/$.
    if you dont want IO/$ then dont complain about the price. stick with an HDD. the X25-M's are worth every penny.
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    pocketdrummer , January 12, 2010 12:00 AM
    Will I have to sell my first-born for it though?

    Sorry, 128gb for $400 isn't worth it. I can deal with things opening a bit slow. If they come out with one for $100-$200 with noticeable performance gains, I might consider it. For now, that extra $200 could go towards a video card.
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    pocketdrummer , January 12, 2010 12:01 AM
    duckmanx88"meet consumers’ demand for low power consumption, enhanced performance and reliability"what about the damn price you mofo's.


    I don't know why you're getting thumbed down. That's a valid point.
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    Shadow703793 , January 12, 2010 12:54 AM
    Hmm.... a Marvell controller? WHY didn't they use the Indylinx? Depending on how they perform and the price it could be a good buy. You never know how it'll work eh?
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    mlopinto2k1 , January 12, 2010 1:05 AM
    pocketdrummerI don't know why you're getting thumbed down. That's a valid point.
    Because Tom's if flooded with 12 year old's and 30 year old's who are really 12.
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    curnel_D , January 12, 2010 3:51 AM
    mlopinto2k1Because Tom's if flooded with 12 year old's and 30 year old's who are really 12.

    Isn't every tech news site? Or all sites for that matter.

    I honestly dont trust the Plextor name anymore. They lost their allure when they started shipping only Lite-on rebadged ODD's for their traditional inflated prices.

    I wont be supprised if their new SSD's sre sold under a similar technique.
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    back_by_demand , January 12, 2010 10:26 AM
    My old Plextor DVD-RW was fantastic, the native CD-G was the only thing that would copy Karaoke discs. I trashed 3 differant software programs and about a 100 CD-R's before I figured it was the burner.
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    drwho1 , January 12, 2010 12:33 PM
    When SSD's get to 2TB for about $200 bucks ... then I might think about it.
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    beergoggles , January 12, 2010 1:23 PM
    @drwho1 - Otherwise stated, your out of the SSD market, period. Got it. I'm not being snarky here. You just have set a metric that HD's are just recently satisfying. And they have been around (widely for consumers) for what, 30 years? By the time you get what you ask for computers may not even resemble what we use today.
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    dark_lord69 , January 12, 2010 2:38 PM
    Prices?