Plextor Demonstrates M9Pe RGB SSD at CES 2018
Bohs Hansen / 2 weeks ago
Let there be light, in the SSD that is. RGB here, RGB there, RGB everywhere, also at CES 2018‘s Plextor setup. The drive we see here is the brand new M9Pe series, more specific the M9PeY PCIe add-in SSD. We already have the review of this brand new SSD ready for you, so check it out for more in-depth information.
More than just RGB
Plextor’s M9PeY is more than just an SSD with some fancy lights. In fact, the drive is one of the fastest on the market. But I don’t really need to tell that anymore, the specification ratings speak for themselves.
At sequential operations, the M9Pe can deliver up to 3200MB/s reading and 2100MB/s writing. If that didn’t impress you, the random performance should The M9Pe delivers up to 400K IOPS when reading and up to 300K IOPS when writing. That’s a seriously impressive performance.
The lighting in the M9Pe does more than just shine, it also shows the status. When idle, it will pulsate and when the drive is accessed, the lights will roll. The drive will also compliment RGB setups in general. The general black design will make the lights stand out and it won’t create any interference in a cosmetic sense.
We have a little video of the RGB in action too. After all, a video speaks more than a picture does.
Three Drive Options
The M9PeY RGB SSD is just one of three options in the M9Pe series. Besides this PCIe add-in card, there are two M.2 models. One of them features an effective heatsink while the other is a bare module.
The bare module is intended for ultrabooks and laptops that either doesn’t have space for a heatsink or have built-in cooling solutions. The M.2 with heatsink can be used in larger laptops which allow it and desktop systems. The PCIe card is naturally just for your desktop system. Whichever you pick, there are three capacity options for them each: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
Heatsink for Limitless Performance
NVMe drives run quite hot and you really shouldn’t run them without some form of cooling. For owners of the new M9Pe series that’s no issue. The large heatsinks will make sure that the drives are kept cool. With a heatsink like this, the drive will run between 30 and 40 degrees. A bare module sits between 70 and 80 degrees which put it close to the threshold. Once that’s passed, drives will throttle the performance in order to cool them down and the result is a diminished performance. No one wants that which is why Plextor put a lot of work into their heatsinks. They look great and they’re very effective