Plextor also showcased its flagship product at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and this is the Plextor M8Pe, which makes use of PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface that after housing will have a nice interface where NVMe SSD format hides M. 2 connected, so it is the perfect choice for those who are looking for high-speed SSD, but their motherboard don’t have a M.2 port.
“We’re excited to release Plextor’s latest Gen 3×4 PCIe SSD with NVMe protocol at CES 2016,” said Andy Hsu, R&D Senior Director at Plextor,” PlexTurbo 3.0 boosts the life of M8Pe while vastly accelerating access speed providing better experience for gamers and the like.
The M8Pe features a 4x PCIe 3.0 connection and the insanely fast NVMe protocol, promising 4 kilobyte random reads up to 270,000 Input/Output operations per second (IOPS), and 4KB write up to 150,000 IOPS. This flagship product uses RAM for caching, compression technology that increases performance and storage capacity. Unfortunately, its sequential speeds are not mentioned, but M.2 SSD 950 Pro Samsung promises a random read / write 4K 300,000 / 110,000 IPS speeds, throwing a sequential read / write of 2500/1500 MB / s, so it is expected that this unit will shed similar speeds. No words about its price.