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Toshiba Expands XG5-P NVMe SSDs Lined Up

December 5, 2017

Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA) has expanded its XG5 lineup of NVMe 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.

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