Toshiba Memory Corporation is announcing its latest addition to its client SSD lineup with the XG5-P 2TB NVMe model. This premium addition to the XG5 series features improved performance as well as doubling the maximum capacity to 2TB. The XG5-P series of SSDs will also be offered in self-encrypting drive (SED) models that support TCG Opal Version 2.01, making it attractive for a wide range of usage scenarios, including gaming PCS, workstations and read-intensive enterprise applications.
Toshiba’s XG5-P series utilizes the PCIe Gen3 x 4-lane and NVMe Revision 1.2.1 interface, providing sequential read speeds of up to 3000MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 2200MB/s. They are rated for random read speeds of up to 320,000 IOPS and random write speeds of up to 265,000 IOPS. This represents a 55% improvement in read/write full access range performance over the standard XG5 series. Even with the improved performance, power consumption is maintained at less than 60mW during drive operation.
The new XG5-P is based on the standard M.2 2280 form factor, and is to be offered in both 1TB and 2TB models. Featuring 64-layer 3D BiCS FLASH™ 1TB package developed in-house by Toshiba, the 2TB version provides twice the maximum storage capacity of the standard XG5 series on the same 2.23mm, light-weight, single-sided M.2 2280 module form factor. Sticking with a single form factor for all capacities of both the XG5 and XG5-P series enables simplified design platforms for OEMs that require flexible storage options.