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 …

Transcend Teases MTS Series of M.2 Drives

In the light of a violent proliferation of M.2 standard in mobile and desktop PCs, a number of manufacturers shifted their production into this segment. Transcend is one of the first companies to introduce its own M.2 rendition, teasing new MTS lineup that involves three different series: MTS400, MTS600, and MTS800. They feature M.2 2242, M.2 2260 and M.2 2280 form-factors correspondingly, that is to say they have different PCB length: 42, 60 and 80 mm respectively.



All three M.2 drives series are designed on MLC NAND flash memory chips. They accommodate DDR3 cache with SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface. The first, MTS400 series, embraces four models of 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacity, whereas MTS 600 and MTS800 count five models: plus 512 GB model in addition to the junior four.


As for speed characteristics, Transcend MTS400 is able to demonstrate up to 560 MB/sec Read speed on sequential operations and up to 160 MB/sec Write speed on analogous conditions. Its …

Greet Brilliance 272P4APJKHB Professional Monitor from Philips

Philips showed up itself with a new top-tier monitor, codenamed 272P4APJKHB, that replenished a well-known Brilliance P-Line series. The 27-inch model is targeting graphics designers, geodesists, photo/video editors, and digital prepress specialists. Moreover, the implementation of WQHD resolution (2560x1440) is thought to satisfy any professional and avocational needs.



Philips Brilliance 272P4APJKHB rests on IPS-AHVA panel with WLED backlight. It boasts fast response time (5 ms in G-to-G environment), 1.07 of displayed colors, 350 cd/m2 brightness index, 178/178 viewing angles, 10-bit representing colors, 1000:1 static contrast, and 50M:1 dynamic contrast. Besides, the display ensures 100% color gamut in sRGB environment as well as 99% color gamut in Adobe RGB.


This monitor is equipped with three different video outputs: DVI, DisplayPort and 2x HDMI. In addition, it features an inbuilt web-cam with a microphone, two stereo speakers, and three-port USB 3.0 hub.


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