Plextor, a leading developer of high performance storage devices, today revealed that the PlexTurbo 2.0 now supports full range of M6Pro & M6E storage devices. The PlexTurbo 2.0 was first introduced in conjunction with the showcase of M6e Black Edition (schedule to be available this month) at CES 2015. The software is the latest generation of solid state memory cache solutions developed by Plextor, and will allow increased system memory size and vastly accelerating access speed performance. Additionally, PlexTurbo 2.0 caching utility features data loss protection during sudden power interruptions or system crashes.
PlexTurbo 2.0 supported Storage Devices
- M6 PRO SATA SSD - http://www.plextor-digital.com/index.php/en/M6-PRO/m6-pro.html
- M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD (HHHL) - http://www.plextor-digital.com/index.php/en/M6e-BK/m6e-bk.html
- M6e PCIe SSD (HHHL) - http://www.plextor-digital.com/index.php/en/M6e/m6e.html
- M6e M.2 2280 PCIe SSD - http://www.plextor-digital.com/index.php/en/M6e-M.2-2280/m6e-m2-2280.html
Dynamic DRAM Usage Allocation
Using 16GB DRAM memory as an example, the DRAM Cache will Dynamically use up to 3.8GB (Maximum) capacity. In this scenario, PlexTurbo 2.0 will dynamically manage the DRAM usage allocation. When PlexTurbo 2.0 is in idle mode, the RMU will return the DRAM resources back to the PC System. The RMU will either be less than 4K or greater than 10MB, without exceeding 200MB maximum. The Write Through Plus (WTP) occupied capacity may vary.
- When a Write task is done (first time) to SSD, the data will be written in the RAM Cache simultaneously.
- If the data written in the LEM is different from the data currently in the RAM Cache, the data is ready to be written to SSD.
- If there’s any data which has matching pattern, RMU will accumulate the Write tasks and execute it all at once (for pattern which is usually larger than 10MB or less than 4KB).
- If there’s no data match, WTP will issue a Write command and a “task executed” notice to the PlexTurbo 2.0. It is much faster this way than writing the data to SSD directly.
Intelligent Boost Engine® (IBE)
- When PlexTurbo 2.0 received a Read or Write command, a matching process will start to compare the data first. If it happens to be matching, IBE will be activated.
- Where there are data match (New or Old), IBE will pattern that particular data as HOT DATA and put it at the first position. The HOT DATA line then will be updated.
- Any HOT DATA may be pushed back and become COL DATA if it’s deemed not suitable as HOT DATA throughout time. That particular data pattern will be removed from RAM Cache by IBE.
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