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Toshiba Announces Client SSD with Embedded TLC NAND Flash Memory

February 16, 2016

Toshiba’s SG5 high capacity SSD is optimized for notebook PCs and desktop PC applications

Toshiba SG5

IRVINE, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the SG5 Series of client solid state drive (cSSD). The SG5 Series will embed 15nm TLC NAND flash memory, achieving high storage capacities while maintaining a small form factor and decreasing costs for consumers. The SG5 Series is Toshiba’s first client SATA SSD to support 1,024GB1 capacity in an M.2 form factor. This family of drives is designed for commercial notebook and desktop PCs, consumer upgrades and higher end notebook applications. With this lower cost, high performance drive, Toshiba is committed to accelerating the adoption of SSDs in client PCs.

Available in 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors, the SG5 Series features a SATA connection with 6Gbit/s1 speeds and is available in several capacities including: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1,024GB. Utilizing Toshiba’s proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC®2) error-correction technology, a highly efficient error correction code (ECC), the SG5 Series is optimized to protect customer data from corruption, improve reliability, and extend the life of Toshiba SSDs.

“We understand our customers’ needs for performance are constantly changing. The SG5 Series gives our customers the flexibility of system configuration with a selection of various capacities and form factors,” said Cameron Brett, director of SSD product marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “As the inventor of NAND flash technology, we leverage our NAND expertise to introduce state-of-the-art TLC NAND to optimize SSD performance in a small form factor, while giving our customers the ability to strengthen their data integrity with data protection features like Toshiba’s proprietary QSBC and wipe technologies.”

Samples of the Toshiba SG5 Series SSDs will be available in Q1 2016. For more information on Toshiba’s portfolio of industry-leading solid state drives, hard drives and other storage solutions, visit http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product/storage-products.html. To connect with Toshiba Storage, visit the corporate blog at http://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/ and follow @ToshibaStorage on Twitter..

About Toshiba Corp. 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), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), 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., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world’s seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing over 199,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com.

1Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 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. 
2Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. 
QSBC is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation.


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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