Plextor introduced a new series of entry-level SSD Plextor S3. According to the manufacturer, the series will be characterized by a good price-quality ratio. The drive uses NAND memory manufactured by SK Hynix, which was created using a 14-nm process technology. But TLC-NAND is produced in a classic planar way, so Plextor does not use the latest 3D technology for stacking.
SSDs are equipped with SMI 2254 controllers manufactured by Silicon Motion with SATA III interface.
S3 read speed reaches 550 MB / s, the write speed is 520 MB / s. Performance The random access performance of 4K blocks is 92.000 IOPS (read) and 79.000 IOPS (write). The capacity of SSD series S3 is 128, 256 and 512 GB. In addition to the classic 2.5 “format, the series includes M.2 format drives.
Plextor reports that Plextor S3 series will begin shipping in a few days. 2.5″ models with a capacity of 128 GB will cost about 62 euros, 256 GB options will cost 106 euros, and the price of 512 GB version will be 213 euros. The prices of the M.2-model are identical, but here the capacity is 128 and 256 GB.