Hardware.Info got its hands on pictures and specifications of a new Plextor SSD, after TweakTown posted the first photo of it. The manufacturer will probably launch the new M6e Black Edition next week, at CES in Las Vegas. It communicates with the system via two PCI-Express 2.0 lanes, but doesn't support the new NVM Express protocol, so it uses AHCI instead. The used controller is a Marvell 88SS9183, the same as in the original M6e.
Plextor uses synchronous NAND flash memory from Toshiba, but doesn't mention the production process. The specified speeds are very similar to those of the first M6e. The most important change is that the new M6e Black Edition is covered by a nice black and red casing, as the original SSD was nothing more than a green PCB. A separate cable powers the LED which changes color when the SSD is under load.
Finally, Plextor updated the PlexTurbo software to version 2.0, which can use more system memory. We couldn't even prove the first version was operating at all, since the performance differences were very small. Plextor offers five years of warranty and will launch 128, 256 and 512 GB models of the M6e Black Edition.