Plextor and NCIX Announce Strategic Partnership

Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Plextor (, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media and storage equipment, and NCIX, Canada’s biggest technology e-retailer, have built a strategic partnership in which Plextor will supply solid-state drives for NCIX custom PC division, NCIXPC.

Known previously for the stellar quality of its optical-disk drives, Plextor has emerged as a top player in solid-state storage, making Plextor SSDs a top choice for gamers looking for speed, consistent performance, durability, and reliability. Consequently, Plextor is now a go-to resource for NCIX, which builds customized, high-performance gaming systems.

Plextor and NCIX co-featured an exhibit at the E3 Expo video-game industry conference earlier this year. That collaboration was so successful that NCIX has decided to use Plextor SSDs in two of its gaming systems, the 901-M and IR-57M models, respectively. NCIX’s 901-M “MilSpec 3.0” includes Plextor’s M5Pro 256GB SSD, while Plextor’s M5S 128GB solid-state drive is a key component of NCIX’s IR-57M, a MinMax build that emphasizes graphics performance and scores high on longevity, quality and power.

Ivan Metelitsa, NCIXPC Brand Manager and System Designer, noted that that Plextor’s five-year warranty, solid performance, and reputation for reliability make Plextor’s SSDs a natural choice for NCIXPC. In addition, Plextor’s TrueSpeed technology ensures that the drives maintain their speed over time and with heavy use.

“All of these factors mean that NCIX is glad to have Plextor as one of our go-to SSD partners,” Metelitsa said.

Darlo Perez, managing director of Plextor Americas, emphasized that the strategic partnership with NCIX means that gamers will have more reliable and user-friendly machines.

“NCIX is one of the premier system-builders in North America and has been in business since 1997, so we are very happy that Plextor is part of its qualified component provider network,” Perez said. “Ever since our optical-disk drive days, Plextor has been known for manufacturing quality products. Our partnership with NCIX further shows consumers that they will not only get a high-performing computer, but one with an SSD proven in reliability, quality, and stability.”

NCIX is now developing yet another customized gaming system that will house one of Plextor’s latest SSDs. That system build is scheduled to be unveiled at the 2014 International CES, the world’s conference on consumer technology, January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Furthermore, Plextor will be featured in both versions of Black Friday Edition NCIXPCs, to be unveiled on Thursday, Nov 26th!

Win a Custom NCIX PC or a Plextor SSD: To further highlight Plextor and NCIX’s partnership, Plextor is sponsoring a fan photo contest in which two lucky winners will get a Plextor SSD-powered NCIX 506-1A custom PC. Retailing for about $1,400, the shoebox-sized PC is a high-performance machine with excellent energy efficiency. Eight other winners will receive a Plextor M5Pro Extreme 128GB SSD.

To enter, customers are invited to “like” Plextor on Facebook, submit a contest entry online, and post their favorite photo of Plextor products on the Facebook page. The contest runs through December 10th.

About Plextor Plextor is a world-leading developer of solid-state drives, Blu-ray optical disc drives, and other high-performance digital storage devices for professionals, consumers, and enterprises. Since the company launched its first CD-ROM drive in 1989, Plextor's prestigious multi–award-winning products have set the standard for quality and high performance. Plextor will continue to deliver new generations of products based on our core values of market-leading innovation, unequalled quality, complete service, and our belief that users should have full confidence in the performance and stability of the equipment we supply. The Plextor brand of storage and multimedia products is owned by Shinano Kenshi of Japan.

About NCIX Founded in 1996, NCIX is Canada’s largest computer component e-retailer. NCIX is committed to offering a convenient and dependable, one-stop online destination for customers to buy all the latest technology at great low prices. The company grew from one retail outlet in Burnaby, British Columbia, to 10 thriving outlets throughout B.C. and Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. With the help of online purchasing, NCIX has been able to serve hundreds of thousands of customers all over the USA and Canada.

About NCIXPC Custom PC division of NCIX, NCIXPC has been catering to the performance PC market since 1997. Covering the entire range of performance brackets from budget to elite, NCIXPC is known for competitive pricing, balanced configurations, non-commissioned PC Advisory team, competent advice and 100% North America-based production and tech support.


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