The Digital Products Division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. is announcing its two latest internal solid-state drives (SSDs), the Q300 and Q300 Pro series. The Q300 is an upgrade option from a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) that offers a balance of value and performance, while the Q300 Pro is built for gaming and creative usage scenarios that place a premium on performance and reliability. Both models utilize Adaptive Size SLC Write cache technology to enable SLC-like performance, and offer high transfer speeds along with low power consumption.
The Q300 series is equipped with 3-bit per cell TLC NAND flash paired with a proprietary Toshiba controller to achieve sequential read speeds of (up to) 550MB/s, and sequential write speeds of (up to) 530MB/s. Random 4K write speeds are stated as (up to) 87,00 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of (up to) 83,000 IOPS. The Q300 series is available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB. Power consumption is stated as 5.1W active, and 1.1W idle, and the Q300 series is backed by a three-year warranty.
According to Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Branded Storage Products at Toshiba America Information Systems, “Toshiba’s announcement of the new Q300 Pro and Q300 internal SSDs demonstrates that Toshiba is continuously striving to bring the best storage solutions to the market. Today’s announcement addresses increasing consumer demand for speed, performance, quality and reliability to improve their computing experience. As the inventor of flash memory, our new Q300 and Q300 Pro Internal SSD Series deliver leading-class performance and reliability to meet a wide variety of computing needs.”
Toshiba’s Q300 Pro Series features reliability and high-performance, and is geared toward serious gamers, CAD engineers, graphic designers and others seeking pro-level performance. The Q300 Pro series is equipped with 2-bit per cell MLC NAND and a Toshiba proprietary controller that achieves sequential read speeds of (up to) 550MB/s and sequential write speeds of (up to) 520MB/s. Random 4K read speeds are stated as (up to) 92,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of (up to) 63,000 IOPS. Power consumption is stated as 3.3W active, and a mere 125mW at idle. The Q300 Pro series is offered in capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, and is backed by a five-year warranty.
Toshiba is stating MSRP pricing as (Q300 120GB) $99.99, (Q300 240GB) $159.99, (Q300 480GB) $309.00, and (Q300 960GB) at $449.99. MSRP for the Q300 Pro series is stated as (Q300 Pro 128GB) $124.99, (Q300 Pro 256GB) $199.99, and (Q300 Pro 512GB) $389.99 You can view the product page for the Q300 series here, and for the Q300 Pro series here. The Toshiba press release announcing the Q300 and Q300 Pro series of internal SSDs can be viewed in its entirety here.
Is the Pro model using toggle NAND?
Most certanly, given that toshiba ssd flash was always toggleDDR in the past.
The specific NAND, other than it being MLC is not yet specified. As soon as review samples hit the reviewer community, that question should be answered.
Whoever decided on the pricing, must have been smoking some blue meth, because this is outrageous.
Hopefully street pricing wont reflect this.