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Plextor's NGFF SSD to Deliver Speeds of Up To 700 MB/s

Plextor's upcoming NGFF SSD measures just 42 x 22 mm (L x W) and is based on a Marvell 88SS9189 processor and triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory. The drive features a PCI-Express 2.0 x2 interface and is capable of delivering read speeds of up to 700 MB/s and write speeds of up to 550 MB, with a maximum 4K random write performance of 100,000 IOPS.

The drives will be available in 128 GB and 256 GB with 245 MB and 512 MB DDR3 DRAM caches, respectively, and is expected to be supplied to OEMs in time for the release of next-generation Ultrabooks based on Intel's Haswell range of processors.

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  • pbrigido
    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 perhaps?
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  • excella1221
    Ah, Plextor.
    Not so much recognized like Samsung, OCZ, Crucial etc, but very solid quality.
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  • halcyon
    Like to see this as an option in an upcoming MacBook Pro/Air
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  • Cy-Kill
    excella1221Ah, Plextor.Not so much recognized like Samsung, OCZ, Crucial etc, but very solid quality.
    They were recognized at one point for their CD & DVD burners respecitively, but they sat on their laurels and other companies surpassed them, one being LG.
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  • ssd_pro
    This does look interesting. I like seeing Plextor getting some good exposure. My favorite components usually come from Intel, EVGA, OCZ, and Plextor.
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  • childofthekorn
    Anyone with indepth information know that if they could sacrifice IOP's for capacity to reduce price or if reducing IOPs would not drop the price substantially enough. Please disregard the fact IOPs are the reason for SSD's.
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  • goodguy713
    yea plextor made some pretty good external dvd burner solutions.. it still works although i dont use it any more .. I have yet to try any of there ssd solutions though. having tried both patriot and ocz .. im always leary of driver bugs .. lol i had my fair share of them with ocz and none at all with patriot to bad they stopped making them.
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  • bourgeoisdude
    Wow. Not so long ago I used to think the SATA 3 interface speed was overkill...
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  • bison88
    lostmyclan512mb ddr3 ? why not 1024mb? if that get 700mb/s its overkill for 512mb cache (1333mhz with 64bit bus) maybe 4.000mb/s transfers i dunno

    Cache Size != Write speed
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  • Max Collodi
    Cy-KillThey were recognized at one point for their CD & DVD burners respecitively, but they sat on their laurels and other companies surpassed them, one being LG.Plextor optical drives are actually manufactured by Lite-On. Very few companies make CD/DVD drives anymore due to the low cost and negligible profit margins.
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