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Toshiba Launches High Performance Solid State Drives

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    Toshiba Corporation today announced its entry into the emerging market for NAND-flash-based solid state drive (SSD) with a series of products featuring multilevel-cell NAND flash memories. Offered in a range of form factors and densities, Toshiba's solid state drives are designed primarily for notebook PCs. They will be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, from January 7th to 10th. Samples and mass production will follow from the first quarter (January to March) of next year.

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    Moving NAND-based storage architecture forward, Toshiba's first solid state drives offer three densities: 32 gigabytes (GB), 64GB and 128GB. SSD realize low power consumption, a fast boot time, and lightweight, but market penetration has been held back by low densities and high prices. Toshiba's new SSD integrate an original MLC controller supporting fast read-write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear leveling, and achieve performance levels comparable to those of single-level NAND flash SSD. By applying MLC technology, Toshiba has realized a 128GB density in a 1.8 inch form factor. Toshiba expects the launch of its SSD line-up to speed up acceptance of solid state memory in laptops and digital consumer products, and to widen the horizons of the NAND flash market.

    The new products utilize NAND flash memory fabricated with 56nm process technology, along with controller chips and DRAM, on a 70.6mm (L) x 53.6mm (W) x 3.0mm (H) platform. The maximum read speed is 100MB a second, and the maximum write speed of 40MB a second with the SATA2 interface (transfer rate of 3Gbps), which is compliant with high speed serial interface. The operating life is 1,000,000 hours.

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    Product specification

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    Source: Toshiba
     
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    Lets hope that they release the prices for these at a competitive price so as to cause the other manufacturers to dirve down their own prices as well:toast:
     
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    Mua haha, I knew this day would come, solid state for everybody!!! Pretty soon anyways.
     
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    pity about the write speed though... 40MB p/sec...
    Thats not nearly as fast as I thought they would be!

    Guess they will work nicely in a raid setup though... to boost speed and capacity more
     
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    Remind me next year then maybe I will buy it....:toast:
     
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    wait for them to mature IMO, and to get cheaper. the latter being the biggest reason to wait
     
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    Holy crap, that's what, 110+ years?
     
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    114.15525114 years to be exact lol:laugh::laugh:
     
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    thats a lot of years
     
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    think it's 114y maybe they should sell timeships. Said to last that long but only come with 1-5y Warranty ?
     
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    Cool but theres no guarantee that Toshiba will be around after 100 years from now just like any other company out there. lol.

    Although with that kind of warranty its funny to laugh at:laugh::laugh:
     
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    Shock and Awe of a Mtron 16 GB in raid (have to use an expensive Areca 1231ML raid controller to allow it's full potential).
    Source

    Here are some instructions on using the Mtron here

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    here
    I posted this because I assume that most SSD may require higher bandwidth in order to achieve it's rated performance level.
     
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