Line of Plextor M5S SSD based on the Marvell controller releasing in mid-July

For the first time on the new solid-state drives, Plextor M5S SSD series became known late last month, but on a more or less the exact release date only manufacturer announced today.

Line of Plextor M5S SSD

The Plextor M5S SSD turned out very attractive for stuffing and cost. They use a controller Marvell 88SS9174, and the capacity ranges from 64 to 256 GB.
The claimed read speed of 520 MB / s and it is the same for all models in the lineup of Plextor M5S SSD. And here is the write speed is different: the 64 GB SSD, it is 90 MB / s, 128 GB SSD – 200 MB / s, a 256-gigabyte model – 390 MB / s. In processing the random blocks of 4 KB controller is capable of producing up to 73 thousand I / O operations per second (IOPS) in read mode and up to 70 thousand IOPS – in record mode.

Plextor M5S SSD will go on sale in the middle of this month for $ 100, $ 160 and $ 300 for a model with a capacity 64, 128 and 256GB, respectively. Recall that the recent new series of SSD also introduced by Intel, Team Group and OCZ.