Toshiba America Electronic Components and its Storage Products Business Unit are announcing the HG6 series of solid state drives (SSDs), representing their next generation of the award-winning HG series of high-performance SSDs. This latest addition to the HG lineup features high performance and low power consumption, and is applicable to a broad range of usage scenarios, from Ultrabooks to datacenters.
The HG6 series will be offered in a number of standard form factors, including 2.5″ (in both 7mm and 9.5mm heights), and small-footprint mSATA and M.2 versions, in capacities all the way up to 512GB. Utilizing a SATA 6 GB/s interface, the HG6 series features fast boot-up times and application launches, as well as low power consumption to help prolong battery life in mobile computing devices. Toshiba has optimized the HG6 SSD for workstations, notebook PCs, thin clients, server boot drives and read-intensive usage scenarios.
According to Don Jeanette, senior marketing director at Toshiba Storage Products Business Unit, “With the HG6 series, customers can trust that they are using a storage solution with high performance and power efficiency that is ideal for a wide range of applications. As inventors of NAND technology, we leverage our NAND expertise to optimize the performance and data integrity of this series, and truly give customers the power of choice with a broad selection of capacities and form factors.”
The HG6 series of SSDs incorporates enterprise-class engineering to enhance data integrity, and features Toshiba’s proprietary QSBC (Quadruple Swing-By Code) error-correction technology. This is a highly efficient error correction code (ECC) that helps prevent data corruption caused by NAND wear, improving both the reliability and useful life of the SSD. The HG6 series also features end-to-end data path protection, and self-encryption that is compliant with Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) Opal 2.0 specifications.
Toshiba’s HG6 is the first mainstream SSD to feature Toshiba’s A19nm toggle 2.0 MLC NAND flash memory. The 2.5″ form factor versions are rated at 534 MB/s sequential read speeds, and 482 MB/s sequential writes. Available capacities are 60Gb, 128Gb, 256Gb and 512GBm and are rated for Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) of 1.5 million hours.
The HG6 series of SSDs will begin shipping in March of this year. Toshiba’s press release for the HG6 series of SSDs can be viewed here.