The Plextor M6e isn’t much to look at, it is a small device that measure in at 80mm x 22mm x 3.8 mm and weighs almost next to nothing. As a matter of fact, at one point I was afraid I was going to lose it in the lab as it is smaller than a standard DDR3 memory module.
The Plextor M6e sports Marvell’s 88SS9183-BNP2 controller. The Marvell 88SS9183 is, according to plextor, a dual core enterprise class controller. This controller is one of the latest to come out of the Marvell shop and supports 2 PCIe lane with a a maximum bandwidth of 1 GB/s.