Plextor Debuts with M.2 6G Solid-State Drive

Plextor, an award-winning Japanese SSD designer, launches its another M.2 solution, codenamed 6G. This drive features 42 mm length only, fulfilling space requirements of small-sized but high-performance cases. The new-comer is available in two capacity variations: 64 GB (PX-64M6G-2242) and 128 GB (PX-128M6G-2242). Their retail price makes up $50 and $90 respectively.



Both Plextor M.2 6G solid-state drives come with PCI Express 2.0 interface. They are based on Marvell 88SS9188 controller and 19 nm MLC NAND flash-memory with Toggle interface (by Toshiba). The models support TRIM and NCQ technologies as well as DEVSLP power-efficient mode that reduces power consumption to 0.2 mW.


As far as speed characteristics are concerned, M.2 6G accelerate up to 520 Mb/sec on sequential Read operations; sequential Write index depends on the model: 160 Mb/sec for 64 GB model and 210 Mb/sec for 128 GB one. At the same time, random Read/Write operational index (4K blocks) makes up …

Mushkin Showcases New Reactor Solid-State Drives

Mushkin Enhanced is about to launch a new series of top-tier SSDs within the framework of Reactor series. The series, represented by three models of 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacity, is targeting up-to-date gaming and high-performance systems. The greenhorns are developed in 2.5-inch form-factor with 7 mm thickness only and SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface.



Mushkin Reactor drives take Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller in cooperation with MLC NAND flash-memory as the basis. Their utmost sequential data transfer speed equals to 560 Mb/sec and 460 Mb/sec on Read/Write operations respectively, while random data transfer speed achieves 74.000 IOPS and 76.000 IOPS correspondingly.


The triple is thought to operate 1.5 million hours without failures in rather tough conditions (in working environments with up to 70 degrees temperature). All models support TRIM instructions, DevSleep mode that prolongs standalone operation of a mobile device on battery power supply, and the newest …

Aresze Launches Windcatcher 9100B Enclosure for 'Extreme' Consumers

Aresze has just announced the sales start of its new Full-Tower enclosure, codenamed Windcatcher 9100B. This product is supposed to attract, first of all, gamers and extreme experiencers who wish to integrate high-performance and solid desktops. The major privilege of Windcatcher 9100B is its comprehensive nature that permits users to select varied configurations and cooling systems.



Windcatcher 9100B design is developed with technological and aesthetic considerations in mind. The casing is made of durable, cold-rolled steel. The clipboard is made of aluminum and goes with perforation grids. Side plates (which are detachable) go also with ventilation grids to ensure optimal airflow within the casing. The integrated blue LED creates a magnificent effect, adding some refinement to the enclosure.


This model is a multi-purpose solution, allowing the customer to employ it with motherboards of different form-factors (E-ATX, ATX and micro-ATX). Windcatcher 9100B is capable to …
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