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Toshiba Increases Performance, Doubles Capacity With New XG5-P NVMe SSDs

New “Premium” Client Series Offers 2TBs of Capacity and Optimized Performance for Workstation, Enthusiast and High-End PC/Notebook Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. — November 30, 2017Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the US-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, has expanded its widely-acclaimed XG5 lineup of NVMe™1 solid state drives (SSDs) that are based on its 64-layer, 3D BiCS FLASH™ memory.  The new XG5-P is a premium sub-series that doubles the capacity and is tuned to improve full access range random read/write performance by up to 55 percent2 over standard XG5 SSDs. The XG5-P series is designed to meet the needs of demanding PC, gaming and content delivery workloads and offers up to 2 terabytes (TB)3 of storage capacity while maintaining the promise of ultra-thin, high-speed storage with exceptional power efficiency.


To provide a comprehensive client SSD portfolio from basic laptop storage to read-intensive enterprise use cases, Toshiba optimized the XG5 series to further accelerate applications requiring enhanced random I/O performance. Featuring a PCI Express® (PCIe®)4 Gen3 x4 lane and NVMe Revision 1.2.1 interface, XG5-P SSDs deliver outstanding performance, reaching up to 3000 MB/sec of sequential read and 2200 MB/sec of sequential write5, and up to 320,000 random read and 265,000 random write IOPS6. Excellent power efficiency was maintained to achieve these data transfer rates – XG5-P SSDs consume less than 60mW7.


As Toshiba’s first 2TB M.2 SSD, the XG5-P series utilizes an in-house developed 1TB package solution that offers up to twice the maximum storage capacity of the standard XG5 series on the same 2.23mm thick single-sided M.2 2280 module. By maintaining a single form factor for all capacities across the complete XG5 and XG5-P product family, Toshiba makes it easier to design platforms that need flexible storage.


“Toshiba recognizes the need for engineering larger capacity, higher performance SSD solutions that target specific applications and use cases,” said, Neville Ichhaporia, director of client and data center SSD marketing at TMA. “With our latest flagship XG5-P series, we have once again raised the bar in client SSD storage by delivering NVMe SSDs that take workstation, gaming and content creation performance to the next level.” 


Engineered with the reliability and stability that are hallmarks of Toshiba’s SSDs, the XG5-P series will be available in 1TB and 2TB models. Self-encrypting drive (SED) models8 supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01 will also be offered, making the XG5-P series well-suited for a wide range of applications that prioritize performance, as well as business applications requiring security.


About Toshiba Memory America, Inc.

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 is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc.
2Comparing XG5-P 1TB model to XG5 1TB model on the state of “SLC cache=OFF”
3Definition of capacity: Toshiba Memory Corporation 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.
4PCI Express and PCIe are trademarks of PCI-SIG.
5Toshiba Memory Corporation survey based on sequential read and write speeds of 128KiB units and the state of “SLC cache=ON” 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 1,024bytes.
6Input Output 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 and the state of “SLC cache=ON” under Toshiba Memory Corporation test conditions. Read and write speed may vary, depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. TMC defines a kibibyte (KiB) as 210 bytes, or 1,024 bytes.
7Toshiba Memory Corporation survey using MobileMark 2014 under Toshiba Memory Corporation test conditions.
8Availability of the SED model line-up may vary by region.

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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