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Toshiba Announces Next Generation Client SSD with 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory

Toshiba’s SG6 SSD is optimized for notebook PCs and desktop PC applications

IRVINE, Calif. — August 8, 2017 — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces the new SG6 series, the latest Toshiba client SSD to feature 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH™ to deliver better transfer speeds and power efficiency1. This family of SSDs is designed for mainstream desktops and notebooks, consumer upgrades, as well as applications needing data security.


With increased performance over the prior generation2, SG6 features the latest SATA technology3 to deliver up to 550 MB/s sequential read and 535 MB/s sequential write4, and up to 100,000 and 85,000 random read/write IOPS5 delivering enhanced application performance. Furthermore, compared to its previous generation, active power consumption was decreased by up to 40% enabling increased battery life for mobile computing.


The SG6 series comes in both M.2 2280 and 2.5-type SATA standardized form factors and includes 256GB, 512GB, and 1024GB capacities6. Addressing business applications requiring security, SG6 offers advanced firmware security7 and self-encrypting drive (SED) models supporting TCG8 Opal Version 2.01.


“Toshiba is committed to further accelerating the adoption of SSDs in client PCs,” said Neville Ichhaporia, director client and data center SSD marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Our new SG6 SATA SSD series demonstrates that and delivers a cost-effective solution on a mature, proven platform with an excellent balance of power and performance in a variety of form factors and capacities.”  


The SG6 series will be showcased at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA, from August 8 to 10 in booth #407. Samples are currently shipping to customers with general availability later this year.


For more information on Toshiba’s line of industry-leading SSDs, please visit: http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product/storage-products.html. To learn more about Toshiba’s storage solutions, follow @ToshibaStorage on Twitter.


*About Toshiba and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more. 


Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc. For over 140 years, Toshiba Corporation has contributed to a sustainable future by applying innovative technologies to value creation. Today, our business domains are centered on the essential infrastructure that supports modern life and society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations that contribute to realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.


To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide/about/index.html


1
Compared to Toshiba’s conventional SATA SSDs utilizing two dimensional NAND Flash memory
2Toshiba SG5 series
3SATA Rev. 3.3 and ACS-4
4Toshiba Memory Corporation survey based on sequential read and write speeds of 128KiB units, using 1024GB models in SG6 series under Toshiba Memory Corporation test conditions. Read and write speed may vary, depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. Toshiba Memory Corporation defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes and a kibibyte (KiB) as 210 bytes, or 1,024 bytes.
5Input/output operations per second (or the number of I/O operations per second); Toshiba Memory Corporation survey based on random read and write speeds of 4KiB units, using 1024GB models in SG6 series under Toshiba Memory Corporation test conditions. Read and write speed may vary, depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. Toshiba Memory Corporation defines a kibibyte (KiB) as 210 bytes, or 1,024 bytes.
6Definition of capacity: Toshiba Memory Corporation defines a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
7Only digitally signed firmware can be installed
8TCG: Trusted Computing Group

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Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

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