NVMe SSDs increase performance and double capacity

12th December 2017
Source: Toshiba
Posted By : Alice Matthews
NVMe SSDs increase performance and double capacity


The XG5 lineup of NVMe solid state drives (SSDs) from Toshiba Memory Europe that are based on its 64-layer, 3D BiCS FLASH memory has been expanded. The new XG5-P is a premium sub-series that doubles the capacity and is tuned to improve full access range random read/write performance by up to 55% over standard XG5 SSDs.

The XG5-P series is designed to meet the needs of demanding PC, gaming and content delivery workloads and offers up to 2TB of storage capacity while maintaining the characteristics of ultra-thin, high-speed storage with power efficiency.

To provide a comprehensive client SSD portfolio from basic laptop storage to read-intensive enterprise use cases, Toshiba optimised the XG5 series to further accelerate applications requiring enhanced random I/O performance. Featuring a PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 x4 lane and NVMe Revision 1.2.1 interface, XG5-P SSDs deliver what the company claims to be outstanding performance, reaching up to 3,000MB/sec of sequential read and 2,200MB/sec of sequential write, and up to 320,000 random read and 265,000 random write IOPS.

Power efficiency was maintained to achieve these data transfer rates - XG5-P SSDs consume less than 60mW.

As Toshiba’s first 2TB M.2 SSD, the XG5-P series utilises an in-house developed 1TB package solution that offers up to twice the maximum storage capacity of the standard XG5 series on the same 2.23mm thick single-sided M.2 2280 module. By maintaining a single form factor for all capacities across the complete XG5 and XG5-P product family, Toshiba makes it easier to design platforms that need flexible storage.

The XG5-P series will be available in 1 and 2TB models. Self-encrypting drive (SED) models supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01 will also be offered, making the XG5-P series well-suited for a wide range of applications that prioritise performance, as well as business applications requiring security.

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