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Plextor launches new S2C and S2G entry-level SSDs

By Kenny Yeo - on 10 Oct 2016, 9:59am

Plextor launches new S2C and S2G entry-level SSDs

Thanks to fierce competition, SSDs are coming more prevalent and affordable. System builders and DIY enthusiasts will be happy to know that Plextor has just launched its new S2C and S2G SSDs, which are targeted at mainstream users and the entry-level segment of the market.

The S2C comes in a standard 2.5-inch form factor and supports the SATA 6Gbps interface; whereas the S2G is essentially the same drive, but comes in a more compact M.2 (2280) form factor.

The S2C and S2G are both powered by Silicon Motion's SM2258 controller and that will be paired with SK Hynix's 16nm TLC NAND.

Both drives will also feature Plextor's PlexNitro cache technology, will dedicates portions of the drive to work in SLC mode to boost performance.

As a result, performance of both drives will be quite similar. The S2C and S2G will boast sequential read and write speeds of up to 520MB/s and 480MB/s.

However, the S2C will benefit from slightly higher random read and writes. Plextor claims random read and write numbers of up to 98k IOPs and 78k IOPs respectively for the S2C, and 81k IOPs and 77k IOPs for the S2G.

Both the S2C and S2G will be available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, and will come with 3-year long warranties.

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