Modern SSDs very blazing fast, so fast in fact that the standard SATA 6Gbps interface is now the limiting factor. To extract even more performance, enthusiasts and hardcore gamers have turned to PCI-e SSDs which make use of the higher bandwidth PCI-e interface.
The latest PCI-e SSD to be released is the Plextor M6e, which was first seen just weeks ago at CES 2014. Plextor's M6e product manager Zhang Yaping said, "Plextor has built a close relationship with the gaming community so it is natural that we're the first to provide an SSD that meets their specific needs."
Apart from using high-end Toshiba Toggle-Mode NAND, the M6e is also one of the first consumer SSDs to make use of Marvell's new multi-core server-grade 88SS9183 controller. With it, Plextor claims that the M6e can deliver sequential read and write speeds of 770 MB/s and 625 MB/s respectively. Random read and write performance is also claimed to exceed 100k IOPs. The drive has also been thoroughly tested for endurance and has a rated MTBF of 2.4 million hours.
The M6e will come in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.
Source: Storage Newsletter