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Toshiba 2TB XG5-P NVMe SSDs - Toshiba 2TB XG5-P NVMe SSDs
Mon, Dec 11 2017 | 6:04PM | Filed under: Hard Drives/SSD| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

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

Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH has expanded its widely-acclaimed 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 percent[1] 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)[2] of storage capacity while maintaining the characteristics 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 optimised the XG5 series to further accelerate applications requiring enhanced random I/O performance. Featuring a PCI Express (PCIe)[3] 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 write[4], and up to 320,000 random read and 265,000 random write IOPS[5]. Excellent power efficiency was maintained to achieve these data transfer rates - XG5-P SSDs consume less than 60mW[6].

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.

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) models[7] 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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