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News Plextor announces M6e gaming SSD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 9 Jan 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    That's a massive, massive PCB for such a tiny card. Plextor need some industrial designers on that.
     
  3. Deders

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    Will it really make a difference over Sata when actually gaming? I doubt it.
     
  4. K.I.T.T.

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    Should have made it to half height card specs and ship it with both brackets so they could sell it to SFF system users too...
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    With SATA Express on the horizon i cant see add-in cards such as this having much market appeal.
     
  6. [USRF]Obiwan

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    They should have build it like an 'up gradable' Lego block, so you can add storage modules to it.
     
  7. Jimbob

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    Looks like a decent card, however, pricing is really what matters. If this is much more than a standard S-ATA SSD then the small "real world use" hardly makes it worth it. If it's priced competitively then it's a decent bit of kit.
     
  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Have they not seen the daughter board supplied with Asus' Maximus VI series?
     
  9. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    Surely at that potential size (as in remove the unnecessary excess green!) it doesn't even need a back-panel bracket and could just slot straight into the PCI-E 1x slot?
     
  10. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Are mPCIe SSDs a thing, or will they ever be?
     
  11. phuzz

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    Yes, sort of, go google mSATA for more information. Most netbooks use them.
     
  12. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Ah no, not MSATA, specifically mPCIe (same socket, different pinout). PCIe x 1 theoretically has a higher transfer rate than SATA from version 3 onward.
     

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