Toshiba Announces RC100 Mainstream NVMe M.2 SSD — CES 2018 Update

Toshiba Memory Corporation is starting off its CES 2018 presence by announcing its latest NVMe M.2 SSD, designated as the RC100 Series.  This new SSD offering from Toshiba is geared toward mainstream users, including retail, system integrators and channel markets.  The RC100 Series features Toshiba’s own 64-layer, 3-bits-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH™ combined with an in-house developed controller in a single package to provide a more cost-effective alternative to pricier NVMe SSDs.  The RC100 provides greater power-optimized efficiency, helping to extend battery life in mobile devices.

According to Alex Mei, vice president marketing, consumer SSDs and storage outbound marketing at TMA, “The market has never been more ready for NVMe to go mainstream, but it needs the right product.  With the ultimate balance of value, size, power and performance, the RC100 Series makes leveraging all the benefits of NVMe a reality for more users than ever before.”

The RC100 Series strives to hit a performance “sweet spot” that is between SATA 6Gb/s SSDs and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs.  The RC100 Series attains sequential read speeds of up to 1620MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 1130MB/s.  Random read speeds are at up to 160,000 IOPs, with random write speeds of up to 120,000 IOPs.  Toshiba is backing the RC100 Series with a 3-year limited warranty.

Stay tuned for further developments, as TSSDR is just getting started with its CES 2018 explorations and coverage.

 

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