Plextor launches speedy SSD at CeBIT -

Plextor showed TechEye its newest generation SSD today, the SSD M2S.

It supports the new SATA 6 GB/s interface thanks to its server grade Marvell 88SS9174 control chip alongside NCQ. The SSD M2S also features a 128 MB DDR cache buffer and, so claims Plextor, has a one-of-a-kind algorithm to manage memory blocks and keep reading errors reduced.

Next to its bad block algorithm, it also makes sure data is written into memory blocks uniformly.

This is supposed to increase the SSD's life span, while keeping it from slowing down after its been in service for a longer period. The amount of memory wipe-outs is also apparently decreased. Needless to say, it also supports Windows 7 TRIM command.

Continental punters will be happy to know the SSD M2S will be launched in the next couple of days in Germany and Austria and will be available from Alternate.de.

It comes with capacities of 64 GB (€169.90), 128 GB (€299.90) and 256 GB (€589). Sequential read speed varies from up to 370 MB/s to 480 MB/s, depending on size. Plextor says it offers a three year warranty in the EU, Switzerland and Norway, defect SSDs will be replaced within five days.