Toshiba launches NVMe SSDs
New XG5 Series SSDs with BiCS flash aimed at high performance notebooks and systems
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE), has launched the XG5 series, a new line of NVM Express (NVMe TM) SSDs integrating 64 layer, 3D flash memories, offering up to 1TB capacity in a compact M.2 form factor.
Toshiba said OEM customers now have access to limited quantities of qualification samples with shipments gradually increasing in the second half of 2017.
As the third generation of the popular Toshiba XG Series, XG5 SSDs feature the latest 3 bit per cell triple level cell (TLC) BiCS flash and utilise PCI EXPRESS (PCIe) Gen3 x 4 lanes and NVMe Revision 1.2.1 to deliver extremely high performance up to 3000 MB/s of sequential read and 2100 MB/s of sequential write.
Compared to 6Gbit/s SATA storage, the XG5 Series is up to 5.4 times faster on sequential read performance and up to 3.8 times faster on sequential write performance with a maximum interface bandwidth of 32 GT/s.
XG5 Series SSDs will be available in three capacities, 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB, all on a single-sided M.2 2
280 form factor. Self-encrypting drive (SED) models supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01 will also be offered, making the XG5 series highly suited to a wide range of applications including ultra-mobile PCs that prioritise performance and business applications requiring security.