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Plextor, a supplier of advanced storage systems, has unveiled its new M5S family of solid-state drives that feature the company's own firmware which guarantees sustained read/write speed up to 73000/70000 IOPS  performance throughout long periods. While the SSDs do not seem to be the most affordable by today's standards, they may be an interesting buy, provided that they ensure consistent high performance for a long time.

The new-generation M5S features True Speed enhancement to Marvell's latest controllers, a Plextor’s exclusive high-speed sustaining and non-declining performance technology that features random read/write speed up to 73000/70000 IOPS [input/output operations per second] as well as the continuous read/write speed up to 520/390MB/s. The M5S SSD can truly responds to the complex access environment of the computer and bring a superb computing performance under stable speeds. Plextor’s M5S SSD features an exclusive firmware technology that supports features like instant restore, global wear leveling, and bad block management.

"The M5S series has persisted on the Plextor's high-quality imperative for its SSD and can greatly satisfy users' demands for durability, data security, and stability in SSD's," a statement by Plextor reads.

Plextor continues to promise optimal service for its customers by registering for VIP membership at Plextor official site. Once registered, users can download PlexTool, the exclusive SSD application that provides a full range of services for SSD such as monitoring of the drive status and upgrading firmware.

The M5S-series will be available in mid-July with in the current capacities: 64GB (PX-64M5S, $99.99), 128GB (PX-128M5S, $159.99) and 256GB (PX-256M5S, $299.99).

Tags: Plextor, SSD, Marvell, NAND, Flash

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This looks like a step backwards in performance/value to me. I guess it depends on a consumers perspective of price vs. performance? I'd skip the M5S and go with the M3 Pro and the 5 yr. warranty vs. the 3 yr. M5S warranty .
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