Available in capacities of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB, the Plextor M9Pe SSD series uses Toshiba's 64-layer BiCS3 3D TLC NAND in combination with the well known Marvell 88SS1093 controller. As noted, it will be available in a couple of different versions including the M9PeY half-height, half-length (HHHL) PCIe add-in card, the M9PeG M.2 2280 with heatspreader and the M9PEGN M.2 2280 without heatspreader form-factor.
The 256GB and 512GB versions will come with 512MB of LPDDR3 DRAM cache while the 1TB versions will have 1024MB of LPDDR3 cache. The sequential performance peaks at 3200MB/s (3000MB/s for 256GB version) for read and 2100MB/s for write (1000MB/s and 2000MB/s for 256GB and 512GB versions). The random 4K performance hits 180K, 340K and 400K IOPS for read and 160K, 280K and 300K IOPS for write on 256GB, 512GB and 1TB versions.
The PCIe add-in card version will target gamers with heatsink and RGB lighting.
According to Tom's Hardware site, the price should range from around US $150 for the 256GB version to US $450 for the 1TB one, depending on the version.