Toshiba exhibits the XG5 SSDs at COMPUTEX in Taipei

Toshiba SSD and innovationToshiba Memory Corporation announced the launch of NVM Express (NVMeTM) SSDs under XG5 series.

The new SSDs integrate 64-layer, 3D flash memories, with a maximum capacity of 1024GB in a single-sided form factor.

Toshiba has started shipping sample SSDs to OEM customers in limited quantities. Toshiba in a media statement said it will gradually increase shipments from the third calendar quarter of this year.

The SSDs, equipped with Toshiba’s latest 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASHTM, utilize the features of PCI EXPRESS (PCIe) Gen3 x 4 lanes and SLC cache to deliver 3000 MB/s sequential read and 2100 MB/s sequential write.

The latest SSDs from Toshiba are more efficient than Toshiba’s existing products and reduce standby mode power consumption by over 50 percent to less than 3mW.

Toshiba will be selling the SSDs in three capacities: 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB, in M.2 2280 single-sided form factors.

Toshiba will also be offering self-encrypting drive (SED) models supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01, making the XG5 series suited to a range of applications including ultra-mobile PCs that prioritize performance and business applications requiring security.

Toshiba will be exhibiting the XG5 series SSDs at COMPUTEX TAIPEI in Taipei, Taiwan, from May 30 to June 3.