Plextor enters SSD market with 64 and 128GB offerings

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After producing optical drives for years, Plextor has leapt into the SSD market alongside countless other computer accessory makers. The outfit has introduced a pair of solid-state drives, models PX-64M1S and PX-128M1S -- both of which seem to be a bit overpriced.

The 2.5-inch drives are built with MLC NAND flash memory and sport Marvell controllers. The PX-64M1S offers 64GB of storage with maximum sequential read/write speeds of 110MB/s and 65MB/s, and up to 4,200 and 1,200 random read/write IOPS. Similarly, the PX-128M1S packs a 128GB capacity with 130MB/s and 70MB/s read/write, and 4,300 and 1,800 random read/write IOPS.

They ship with Acronis True Image software as well as Plextor's "unique Wear Leveling algorithm" and S.M.A.R.T technology. Both are available now with an MSRP of $225 and $400, though, Newegg is charging a touch more at $235 and $415. Other popular, and seemingly faster SSDs start at the same price, such as the $219.99 OEM package of Intel's 80GB second-gen X25-M.

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