Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD) is announcing the Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal Solid State Drive. The new Q Series Pro is a high performance upgrade for PCs/laptops/Ultrabooks that provides a convenient and reliable method for boosting productivity, and offers the peace of mind of safe storage for all personal data. The Q Series Pro is ideal for users who wish to take their PC’s performance to the next level, including faster boot-up times and snappier overall operation.
The Toshiba Q Series Pro SSDs are great for multi-taskers, avid gamers and graphics professionals by offering an efficient storage solution that consumes far less power than a standard hard drive. For laptop/Ultrabook users, they will quickly discover that they can spend less time worrying about battery life and finding a power outlet, and spend more time working or playing with their laptop or Ultrabook.
According to Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development of branded storage products at Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. Digital Products Division, “Toshiba’s comprehensive ecosystem of devices positions the company at an advantage when understanding consumer needs for storage. The Q Series Pro PC Internal Solid State Drive offers industry-proven caliber and authenticity with leading performance, speeds and capabilities.”
Produced in the standard 7mm form factor, the Toshiba Q Series Pro Solid State Drives are very compatible with Ultrabooks, and the upgrade kit even includes a mounting adapter for use with traditional full-height 9.5mm drive bays. The Q Series Pro SSD upgrade kits also come with a free download of simple-to-use migration software to assist with migrating your operating system and data from your existing drive over to your new Q Series Pro SSD.
The SATA 6 GB/s Q Series Pro SSDs are rated for sequential read speeds of up to 552 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 501 MB/s, and come with a three-year warranty. They will be offered in capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512 GB. Pricing on Toshiba’s website lists the 128GB bare drive at $159.99, and the complete upgrade kit for $189.99. The 256GB version bare drive is priced at $309.99, with the complete upgrade kit at $349.99. For the 512GB model, the bare drive is listed at $739.99, with the complete upgrade kit at $759.99. The upgrade kits include a mounting bracket and the migration software download. They are anticipated to begin shipping later this month.