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Plextor launches new SSD with Stunning True Speed Performance

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme SSD

True Speed Performance, Read/Write Up To 100,000/88,000 IOPS, Over-clocked Raid 0, compatible with major applications

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May 21, 2013 9:52 by



Plextor (www.plextor.com), a leading developer of high-performance digital storage equipment today announced the launch of M5 Pro Xtreme, its high-performance 2.5’ solid-state drive (SSD) with professional read-and-write efficiency in the Middle East region.

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme is a professional SSD designed for business and advanced users who demand high performance, reliability, and true data integrity which come in three different capacities like 128GB,    256GB     and 512GB.

The drive is powered by True Speed technology that efficiently clean up the dirty blocks by constantly operating in the background to pick up blocks, erase the unwanted pages and move data to deliver a constant speed with high performance.

It uses the combination of the latest Marvell 88SS9187 controller and the best quality Japanese Toshiba Toggle NAND flash creates M5Pro with enterprise-class performance. It has the ability to consistently deliver random read / write speeds up to 100,000/88,000 IOPS and sequential read / write speeds up to 540 / 470 MB/s. This makes the M5Pro Xtreme suitable for use in a heavy workstation, server role, or Raid 0 configuration.

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

Bill Liu, Regional Manager-Channel Marketing & Sales Div., Plextor said, “M5 Pro Xtreme redefines professional standards for mean time between failures and data protection. This new 2.5” SATA SSD powered with new Plextor firmware makes the drive extremely fast, reliable and stable enhances performance to newer levels.”

The M5 Pro Xtreme also features Plextor True Protect unique enterprise-grade double-data protection technology. True Protect is a multi-layer system to ensure the highest level of data integrity, combining the latest 128-bit error correction built into the Marvell controller with Plextor’s exclusive firmware-based Robust Data Hold-out algorithm. True Protect’s other element is protection against data theft using 256-bit AES full-drive encryption for maximum confidentiality.

Price, Warranty and Availability: M5 Pro Xtreme SSD comes with a three-year warranty for all the three variants 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities. The price for M5 Pro Xtreme SSD 128GB is USD 142, while 256GB is priced at USD 268 and 512GB for USD 464. Channel partners across the Middle East region including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait among others can avail M5M SSD drives from FDC International, the authorised distributor for Plextor in the region.

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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