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Toshiba NVME SSDs Now Available with Lenovo’s New ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile Servers

Toshiba PX04P Series PCle®* Gen3 NVMe SSDs drive high performance with low power consumption for enterprise and cloud workloads.

IRVINE, Calif. — July 25, 2017 — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces its collaboration with Lenovo to integrate its PX04P Series of NVM Express® (NVMeTM)1 SSDs with Lenovo’s new ThinkSystemTM and ThinkAgileTM servers2 to drive high performance and endurance while giving customers flexible storage and data center infrastructure options. ThinkSystem servers aim to expand traditional data center infrastructure to enable hyperscale and HPC deployments, and ThinkAgile focuses on software-defined deployments.


The PX04P Series is available in AIC and 2.5” form factors3 each with x4 PCle Gen3. Offered in capacities up to 3.84TB4, the PX04P boasts endurance rates up to 10DWPD5. Used in flexible storage systems from Lenovo, the PX04P performs well in various high performance IO and varied workload levels. The PX04P functions at the highest performance efficiency, with 660K RR IOPS6 at only 18.5W max. Toshiba serves a broad portfolio of innovative, proven storage products and offers end-to-end integration of NVMe SSD with Toshiba FLASH, controller and FW.


“Lenovo is committed to advancing the data center experience and providing our customers flexibility and agility to scale as workloads change,” said Kamran Amini, General Manager, Server and Storage System Business Unit, Lenovo. “By integrating our new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolios with Toshiba’s enterprise NVMe SSDs, this collaboration allows customers both reliability and efficiency needed for better business outcomes.” This news demonstrates Toshiba’s commitment to continued momentum and growth in the industry following the IDC market reports7, which identified Toshiba as the fastest growing vendor for 2016 in the $17 billion SSD segment8.


“The PX04P enterprise NVMe family combines high performance with a highly efficient power profile,” said Jeremy Werner, vice president, SSD marketing and Product Planning, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Toshiba’s SSDs are vertically integrated, and designed to deliver quality with reliability required by data centers. Our collaboration with Lenovo provides flexible storage for multiple, demanding workloads.” 


The PX04P Series SSDs are now available. For more information on Toshiba’s line of storage product, please visit: http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product/storage-products.html. For more information on our entire line of consumer storage solutions visit: http://storage.toshiba.com/consumerhdd. To learn more about Toshiba’s storage solutions, 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), 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 550 consolidated companies employing over 188,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com.


*PCI Express and PCIe are trademarks or registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.
1NVMe and NVM Express are trademarks of NVM Express, Inc.
2Lenovo, ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lenovo.
3"2.5-inch" and "3.5-inch" mean the form factor of HDDs or SSDs. They do not indicate drive's physical size
4Definition 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 1TB = 240 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 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.
5Drive Write Per Day. One full drive write per day means the drive can be written and re-written to full capacity once a day every day for five years, the stated product warranty period. Actual results may vary due to system configuration, usage and other factors.
6Input Output Per Second (or the number of I/O operations per second)
7Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update, CY 4Q16 (Feb 2017 - Doc # US41259317).
8Fastest growing vendor as measured by revenue, based on IDC Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update: 4Q16 Summary (Feb 2017 IDC Doc #US41259317) and IDC Worldwide 4Q16 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update (Feb 2017 - Doc #US42306617). 2015 revenue and unit baseline includes separate results from companies merged with non-affiliate third-party companies in 2016.

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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