Plextor gave a sneak preview of the upcoming M6 Drive and M.2 form factor SSD solutions at the IFA show in Berlin.
The M6 is the successor to the Plextor M5 Series. It is a 2,5", 5 mm solid
state drive for the consumer market and is scheduled to come in two
versions; the Pro version and the the S version aimed at the average
computer user. The M6 features the next generation of Plextor's proprietary
TrueSpeed technology that works in tandem with the Marvell 88SS9187
The new drive will also feature Toshiba's A19 Toggle NAND, which is the
smallest and fastest performing MLC available. On top, the M6 is flatter
than its predecessor featuring an ultra-slim 5 mm casing.
Following the new Ultrabook specifications by Intel, Plextor also displayed
new M.2 (also known as New Generation Form Factor or NGFF) SSD solutions.
Using a PCIe interface, the Plextor M.2 will overcome the performance
bottlenecks of SATA. The new M.2 series has not got a finalized name yet,
but the samples shown had lengths of 60 mm and 80 mm. The M.2 series shall
will use a Marvell controller and NAND flash from Toshiba.