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Plextor to display ‘breathing’ USB 3.0 External SSD at Computex 2011

Unveiling new products including Plextor M2S Plus series SSD with read speed of 520MBps

Sydney, Australia, May 27, 2011 – Plextor, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, will be revealing its distinctive “breathing” SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external solid state drive (SSD), as well as officially launching the Plextor M2S Plus series.

The sleek and small Plextor external SSD combines convenience and capacity – it is compact enough to be carried and is a high performance drive that utilises the SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Its unique wrap-around LED lighting system represents different states and shows when it is being accessed using a range of illuminating patterns that resemble regular human breathing. With this radical and radiant design, Plextor has aimed to reflect the beauty of the drive’s internal engineering with appealing external aesthetics. The Plextor USB 3.0 external SSD will be available in 128GB and 256GB.

Also on display at Computex Taipei, Plextor will feature a new version of the admired and advanced, ultra-fast SATA 6Gb/s SSD, the M2S Plus series. To develop the new M2S Plus series, Plextor worked closely with Marvell to further utilise the drive’s server-grade Marvell 88SS9174 controller and SATA 6Gb/s’ potential, achieving a sequential read speed of 520MBps. The Plextor M2S Plus series was recently released in Australia – RRPs: AU$589 (256GB), AU$305 (128GB), AU$165 (64GB).

Minnie Lin, Marketing Manager at PLDS, said, “The new Plextor external and internal SSD units will provide consumers with the benefits of high speed, stability and long life. With these excellent drives, we are once again demonstrating our commitment to the production of uncompromising, high-quality, high-performance products.”

Quality is of the essence for Plextor – SSD products undergo rigorous testing and stringent quality checks, implementing more than 20 hours high temperature ageing and ongoing reliability tests for every single drive before being released to the market. Such testing ensures the quality of the components and reliability of the product, allowing Plextor to offer a three warranty on all SSDs.

To see and hear more about the Plextor USB 3.0 external SSD and M2S Plus series, visit the PLDS booth at Computex Taipei 2011 located at J118, J126, J217, J225 at Nangang Hall, 1F in the Data Storage Products Area. Computex Taipei is on from May 31 – June 4, 2011.

To arrange a time to meet with Plextor at Computex Taipei 2011, please contact Christine Kardashian at Dash PR on 02 8084 0705 or 0416 005 703, or via email at chris@dashpr.com.au.

About Plextor
Plextor LLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance digital media equipment for professionals, consumers and enterprises. In 1990, Plextor established US operations in Silicon Valley with dedicated sales teams serving North and South America. Since then, the Plextor brand has been continually recognised for its high quality products and has received numerous awards for its optical drives. Plextor will continue to deliver generations of award-winning products, including CD-R/RW, DVDR/RW, and Blu-ray optical disk drives, digital video converters and multimedia products. The Plextor brand of optical disc drives and multimedia products are owned by Shinano Kenshi in Japan. For more information, visit www.plextor.com.