January 8, 2018
New M.2 NVMe SSDs Value-Optimized for Mainstream Gamers, DIY System Builders
LAS VEGAS, Today at International CES 2018, Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, announced the RC100 Series, a new line of NVMe™ (NVM Express™)1 M.2 solid state drives (SSDs) for the retail, e-tail, system integrator, and channel markets. The new RC100 Series features a powerful yet cost-effective design, making NVMe storage accessible to everyone.
Starting with Toshiba Memory Corporation’s own state-of-the-art 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH™ and in-house developed SSD controller in a single package, the RC100 was built to offer consumers a viable alternative to pricier high-end NVMe SSDs. In addition to affordability, RC100 SSDs are designed for efficiency, delivering a power-optimized storage solution particularly sought after by mobile users looking to increase battery life.
The RC100 Series offers excellent performance that bridges the gap between SATA 6 gigabits per second and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs, ensuring it sits in the ‘sweet spot’ for value-oriented users looking to upgrade to the industry’s latest interface2 and reduce cable clutter. The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1,620 megabytes per second and 1,130MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160,000 and 120,000 random read/write IOPS3, all without requiring onboard DRAM.
“The market has never been more ready for NVMe to go mainstream, but it needs the right product,” said Alex Mei, vice president marketing, consumer SSDs and storage outbound marketing at TMA. “With the ultimate balance of value, size, power, and performance, the RC100 SSD Series makes leveraging all the benefits of NVMe a reality for more users than ever before.”
Ideal for the entire spectrum of mainstream computing – from gaming desktops and notebooks to mini-PCs (NUCs) and everything in between – RC100 modules are offered in a compact M.2 2242 (22x42mm) form factor and available in 120 gigabyte, 240GB and 480GB capacities4. Each RC100 SSD is backed by a 3-year warranty5 to ensure peace of mind.
TMA will showcase the RC100 at its private suites at the Westgate Las Vegas from January 9 – 11, and will participate in Pepcom’s Digital Experience at CES from 7-10:30 p.m. on Monday, January 8.
Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA) is the US-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, Toshiba continues to lead innovation and move the industry forward. For more information on TMA, please visit www.toshiba.com/TMA and follow the company on Facebook and on Twitter: @Toshiba_Memory.
1NVMe and NVM Express are trademarks of NVM Express, Inc. All other company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
2PCI Express® interface (PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG)Toshiba survey.
3Sequential performance is measured with ATTO v3.05; random performance measured with CrystalDiskMark 5.2.1; the performance mentioned herein is measured under Toshiba Memory America test conditions and may vary with the RC100 specifications in the product datasheet.
4Definition 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.
5Limited Warranty, full terms and conditions available at ocz.com.
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 Memory Corporation product specifications.