Plexturbo takes on Samsung's RAPID for faster writing, cache writing to stop data loss
Plextor, a company known for its storage devices, has announced a new solid state drive (SSD) with first looks taking place at Computex last week. The M6 Pro is the first drive to pass an enterprise standard of testing from the company, bringing new levels of reliability in a consumer-level device. The SSD will operate at a maximum SATA III throughput of 6Gbps. It will also make use of Plextor's caching software, Plexturbo.
M5 Pro uses double-data protection for high data integrity
Plextor has extended its M5S series of SSD storage with an enterprise-grade "Pro" line. . The M5 Pro Series Solid State Drive uses a Marvell Monet controller for sequential read and write speeds of up to 540 and 450 MB/s respectively, and up to 94,000 read and 86,000 write IOPS. Additional use of "True Speed Technology" supposedly prevents performance drops seen in some SSDs after long-term drive usage.
SSDs offer read speeds of up to 70,000 IOPS
Plextor has added a new line of drives to its SSD product family. The M2P series of SATA III, 6Gbps SSDs will come in both 128GB and 256GB models. They should carry high performance random read speeds of 70,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and random write speeds of 65,000 IOPS.
PX-LB950UE Blu-ray writer, 12x speed
Plextor has introduced its PX-LB950UE Blu-ray disc burner. The drive is one of the first external Blu-ray burners to feature superspeed USB3.0 and eSATA connections to maximize data transfer rates for fast reading and writing performance. It is capable of writing to double-layer discs with a maximum capacity of 50GB, which is the equivalent of 10 DVDs, 72 CDs or 9 hours of HD video.
Plextor to bring out secure four-bay NAS drive
Plextor has introduced its latest network-attached storage (NAS) device on Wednesday, the PX-NAS4. It gets two Ethernet ports for data throughput of up to 2Gbps and a storage capacity of up to 8TB spread across its four hot-swappable bays. External drives can be connected thanks to eSATA and USB ports.
Plextor outs portable, external Blu-ray drive
Plextor on Wednesday released a new wave of external Blu-ray disc drive, the PX-B120U. It's entirely USB powered but still reads Blu-ray discs at 4X. Cyberlink Power DVD software is included with the drive to play either HD movies or to upscale standard definition to a similar level of quality.
Plextor shows new home media products at Computex
Plextor brought two new products to Computex, with its PlexMedia networked media player and an attachable external Blu-ray drive. The former is the first to allow connecting the Blu-ray drive, allowing users to view content on Blu-ray discs and watch movies. The drive can also be carried and connected to desktop or notebook PCs.
Plextor Blu ray RHD DVD
Plextor today surprised the computer drive industry with a pair of dual-format HD optical drives. The B920SA and B300SA are both intended as native Blu-ray disc drives but also provide 3X HD DVD reading; while the format war has ended, the new drives give owners of the now-obsolete HD DVD format a chance to watch their movies on a computer, according to the company. The B920SA also loses none of the functionality of a Blu-ray only drive and can burn 25GB discs at up to 4X speed in addition to writing DVDs and CDs.