Toshiba Solid State Drives

toshiba-ssdStorage world market is growing exponentially and the growth is directly proportional to innovative, new and cheap ways to store data.

Driven by the receptive market, Toshiba has launched the world’s first 2.5″ 512Gb solid state drive that is designed to provide a high level of performance and endurance for use. Toshiba has also unveiled a broad family of solid state drives based on its chips, offering capacities of 64Gb, 128Gb and 256Gb in 1.8″ or 2.5″ enclosures or as solid state drive Flash Modules.

The second-generation solid state drives use an advanced Multi-Level Cell controller specifically designed for higher read and write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear leveling to optimize performance, reliability and endurance.

The new drives claim data encryption and a maximum sequential read speed of 240Mb/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 200Mb/s which should provide faster boot and application loading times.

The solid state drive market is developing fast with higher performance drives to meet market demands, and differentiated product families targeted for suitable applications. This new solid state drive family balances value and performance characteristics for its targeted consumer applications through use of Multi-Level Cell and an advanced controller architecture.

Toshiba solid state drives will be available in the first quarter followed by mass production is in the second quarter of 2009.


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