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Number of USB drivesSSD The market is starting to grow recently, which is a very encouraging sign for anyone interested in a product that is only slightly larger than a USB storage drive but can deliver a more impressive level of performance and volumes (at slightly more pricey levels). This time it is brand Plextor Of LiteOn, which comes to the developing market with an absolutely intriguing product.
The company's new EX1 drives are reminiscent in size of the "classic" elongated USB drives, and include a hardware array that includes Marvel's 88 SS1074 controller, planar TLC chips created in Toshiba's 15 nm lithography, and cache-based memory DDR3, LDPC error correction mechanism, support for SLC-like cache layer,USB 3.1 Type C Gen.2 (thanks to a VIA bridge controller) for theoretical speeds of up to 10 Gigabit per second, which should ensure that no bottleneck is created that limits the internal hardware capabilities.
This whole array creates an external drive made of aluminum in a nice, rounded design, with a weight of only about thirty grams - and with a promise of continuous performance of up to 550 megabytes per second in reading and up to 500 megabytes per second in writing, in volumes of 128 GB, 256 g Gigabytes and 512 gigabytes.
B-Plextor Announced immediately upon the disclosure of the Exxnumx decision to extend the duration of the warranty from three years to five years, which certainly adds bonus points for us (although it is not sure that the maximum extent of writing also changed, so this addition may be relevant only for those who do Moderate use of the product).
Official data for the random performance of the EX1 models were not disclosed, however First review Provided us with 30,000IOPS data to read and write 4KB files on the QD32, which are certainly nice for the external drive world and have earned the model quite a few compliments.
We do not yet know what the official recommended prices of the EX1 drives will be, but one specific report on the net states a possible cost of 80 euros for the base model, 120 euros for the mid-range model at 256GB and 210 euros for the largest model - and we hope and keep our fingers crossed that the prices The real ones will be even more competitive, thus being able to put pressure on the older competitors in the category on the way to making all the prices more accessible and popular.