Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is announcing their newest client solid-state drive (SSD), which is designated as the SG5 Series. The SG5 Series will utilize embedded 15nm TLC NAND flash, creating higher storage capacities within smaller form factors, as well as creating a lower price point for consumers. The SG5 represents Toshiba’s first consumer SATA SSD that supports up to 1024GB of storage in an M.2 form factor. The SG5 family of SSDs are geared towards commercial laptops/notebooks, desktop PCs, consumer upgrades and higher-end notebook usage scenarios.
The SG5 Series of SSDs are being offered in both 2.5” and M.2 form factors that utilize the SATA 6Gb/s interface. Available capacities to be offered are 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB. Toshiba also includes their proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) error-correction technology, which is a highly efficient error correction code (ECC) that optimizes the SG5 Series to protect customer data from corruption, and improves reliability and drive lifespan.
According to Cameron Brett, director of SSD product marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., “We understand our customers’ needs for performance are constantly changing. The SG5 Series gives our customers the flexibility of system configuration with a selection of various capacities and form factors. As the inventor of NAND flash technology, we leverage our NAND expertise to introduce state-of-the-art TLC NAND to optimize SSD performance in a small form factor, while giving our customers the ability to strengthen their data integrity with data protection features like Toshiba’s proprietary QSBC and wipe technologies.”
Toshiba’s SG5 Series of SSDs are rated for sequential read speeds of up to 545 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 388MB/s. Mean time between failures (MTTF) is stated as 1,500,000 hours. Samples of the Toshiba SG5 Series of SSDs should be available in Q1 of 2016, so watch for an upcoming review of the SG5!