Toshiba XG6 is first SSD with 96-layer 3D NAND

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 24 2018 @ 12:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba reveals the XG6, the first solid state disks to use the firm's 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory. These single-sided M.2 2280-S2 form factor models will ship in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB editions in Q4 2018. Toshiba says these modules have read speeds of up to 3180MB/s, 355k random read IOPS, and 365k random write IOPS.

Toshiba XG6
Toshiba Memory Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced the launch of the industry's first SSDs utilizing 96-layer, 3D flash memory. Sample shipments to OEM customers start today in limited quantities, and Toshiba Memory Corporation will gradually increase shipments from the fourth calendar quarter of 2018.

The new XG6 series client SSDs features a PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen3 x 4Lane and NVM Express™ (NVMe™) 1.3a interface. With the combination of Toshiba Memory Corporation’s fourth generation BiCS FLASH™ memory technology and SLC cache, the XG6 series delivers industry-leading sequential write performance of up to 2960 MB/s in client SSDs.

Furthermore, the XG6 series delivers performance of up to 3180 MB/s sequential read, up to 355,000 random read and 365,000 random write IOPS. In addition to the higher speed, the XG6 series is also superior to the previous generation XG5 series in efficiency. The power consumption is maximum 4.7W in active mode and 3mW during stand-by in the lowest power mode, which makes it suitable for power-sensitive mobile PCs.

The new SSDs will be available in three capacities, 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB, all on a single-sided M.2 2280-S2 form factor. Self-encrypting drive (SED) models supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01 will also be offered, making the XG6 series highly suited to a wide range of applications including ultra-mobile PCs that prioritize performance, and server-boot storage in datacenter and enterprise environments.

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