Plextor Launches M6 PRO SSD with PlexTurbo

Combining high-performance hardware with PlexTurbo SSD caching software, the new M6 PRO aims to set the gold standard for storage performance, reliability, and stability. By ChannelPro

Plextor has launched its new M6 PRO SATA SSD, combining Plextor hardware with PlexTurbo intelligent RAM caching software. 

PlexTurbo uses some of the system RAM as an ultra-smart RAM cache, bypassing limitations of the 6 Gb/s SATA III channel and delivering additional speed for real-world applications. It minimizes RAM usage, uses active data comparisons to prevent unnecessary writes, and prevents RAM cache data loss if power is interrupted.

The M6 PRO’s hardware uses a new generation of A19 nm Toshiba toggle NAND flash and a multi-core Marvell controller with Plextor’s in-house developed firmware. The M6 PRO boasts a new ultra-low-power and fast-resume DEVSLP mode that gives longer battery life to notebooks and reduces wasted power in desktop systems while retaining responsiveness. The SSD features the latest version of Plextor’s long-term performance-sustaining True Speed technology and True Protect System with multilayer data integrity and security provided by 256-bit AES full-drive encryption.

“To build the M6 PRO, we looked at how storage was used by gamers, creative professionals, and advanced system users, and then we knew we had to implement RAM caching as well as deliver on the hardware. Because we started PlexTurbo development from scratch, we’ve been able to optimize it to perform to the maximum with our exact hardware combination and to address the issues that users have experienced with other RAM caching software. The M6 PRO with PlexTurbo not only raises the bar in terms of real-world performance, it also sets new standards for stability, data loss protection, and memory usage,” says Lear WU, sales and marketing manager at Plextor.

The Plextor M6 PRO SSD with PlexTurbo will be available August 2014 in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1TB capacity.