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Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD Available in the United States

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:57 pm

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD Now Available in the United States

The 100K IOPS M5 Pro Xtreme Provides a Significant Performance Boost and Features Updated Firmware and Newly Engineered and Redesigned Hardware
FREMONT, CA., January 24, 2013—Plextor, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media and storage equipment, announces the U.S. release of the M5 Pro Xtreme Solid State Drive. The 100K IOPS M5 Pro Xtreme features several upgrades from the original M5 Pro model, including the recently announced Xtreme firmware update, Toshiba’s latest 19nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND Flash, and a newly engineered and redesigned PCB board.

The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is the first true professional grade SSD capable of delivering random read speeds up to 100,000 IOPS with improved maximum random write speeds of 88,000 IOPS, along with 540 MB/s sequential read and 470 MB/s sequential write speeds.

CNET Editor Dong Ngo reported from CES: “These numbers are significantly higher than the M5 Pro provides and among the highest on the market.”

The M5 Pro Xtreme uses the latest Marvell® 88SS9187 controller modified with exclusive Plextor Xtreme firmware and True Speed technology which guarantees the advertised speed in all stages. The drive also features Plextor’s True Protect enterprise-grade dual-stage data debugging feature and 256-bit AES full-drive encryption protection technology. This combination sets new standards for accuracy, protection of data, reliability, and sustained —Xtreme— speed.

The M5 Pro Xtreme retains the features that qualify it as a true professional SSD, including a calculated mean time between failures of 2.4 million hours. This level of reliability has been achieved through stringent quality control with a pre-production testing requirement of 400 drives passing 500 hours of intensive tests with zero fail.

The PX-M5Pro Xtreme SSD is available in 128/256/512GB capacities for $149.99, $269.99, and $499.99 respectively, and can be found online at NewEgg and other fine e-tailers or through your local distributor or retail store. Existing M5 Pro (PX-M5P) owners can take advantage of a free Xtreme 1.02 firmware update by visiting

About Plextor

Plextor is a world-leading developer of solid-state drives, Blu-ray optical disc drives, and other high-performance digital storage devices for professionals, consumers, and enterprises. Since the company launched its first CD-ROM drive in 1989, Plextor’s prestigious multi–award-winning products have set the standard for quality and high performance. Plextor will continue to deliver new generations of products based on our core values of market-leading innovation, unequalled quality, complete service, and our belief that users should have full confidence in the performance and stability of the equipment we supply. The Plextor brand of storage and multimedia products is owned by Shinano Kenshi of Japan.
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