Just a quick note that Toshiba introduced the OCZ TL100, a new SATA 6Gbps 2.5" SSD for the budget-minded users. These disks use TLC NAND flash memory and promise read speeds of up to 550MB/s, write speed of up to 530MB/s and random 4K write performance of up to 80,000 IOPS.
I'm not sure about the US pricing but I hear they'll ship in 120GB and 240GB capacities in Europe for around 45EUR and 70EUR, respectively, so price-wise it's low but nothing out of the ordinary.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces the launch of the OCZ TL100 SATA solid state drive (SSD) series. Designed for entry-level users with traditional hard disk drive (HDD) storage seeking an affordable upgrade solution, the Toshiba OCZ TL100 series provides the performance of SSD technology at an attractive price point.
Offering an easy and affordable way for value-oriented users to enhance their mobile or desktop systems, Toshiba OCZ TL100 SSDs improve home/office computing experiences, enabling increased system responsiveness and productivity over hard drives. With Toshiba TLC NAND flash memory under the hood, the TL100 series prioritizes both quality and affordability delivering the reliable system storage end users can rely on.
The TL100 series is rated for sequential read/write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 530 MB/s, and random read/write performance of up to 85,000 and 80,000 4KiB input/output operations per second (IOPS), all while providing low power consuming storage that translates into a long battery life for on-the-go users.
“The Toshiba OCZ TL100 SATA SSD series demonstrates that “value” doesn’t have to mean end-users need to sacrifice performance or quality,” said Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, Consumer SSDs & Storage Outbound Marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “As an affordable upgrade option for home and office users, the TL100 series makes SSD performance and responsiveness more accessible to a wider audience.”
The OCZ TL100 SATA SSD series will be available in 120GB to 240GB capacities and will be backed by a 3-year Advanced Warranty Program, created to provide reliable customer service and mitigates the frustration surrounding warranty and support claims.