Thursday, November 30th 2017

Toshiba Memory Corporation Unveils 2TB XG5-P NVMe SSD

Toshiba Memory Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, has enhanced its line-up of client SSDs with the launch of premium models in its XG5-P series. The new NVM Express (NVMe) client SSDs improve on the performance of the current XG5 series models and double the maximum capacity to 2 TB. Sample shipments to OEM customers start today in limited quantities, and Toshiba Memory Corporation will gradually increase shipments from the first calendar quarter of 2018.

The XG5-P series also utilizes a PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 x4 lane and NVM Express Revision 1.2.1 interface, and delivers performance of up to 3000 MB/s sequential read and 2200 MB/s sequential write, and up to 320,000 IOPS random read and 265,000 IOPS random write. Its random read/write performance in full access range is approximately 55% better than that of standard XG5 series products. At the same time, low power consumption is maintained at less than 60 mW during operation.
The new XG5-P series is housed in a standard M.2 2280 form factor and will be available in two capacities, 1 TB and 2 TB. By utilizing a 64-layer, 3D flash memory BiCS FLASH 1 TB package developed in-house, the 2TB model offers twice the maximum storage capacity of the standard XG5 series on the same 2.23 mm, lightweight single-sided M.2 2280 module. By maintaining a single form factor for all capacities across the XG5-P and XG5 product families, Toshiba Memory Corporation makes it easier to design platforms that need flexible storage.

The XG5-P SSDs will also be available in self-encrypting drive (SED) models supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01, contributing to a wide range of applications including workstations, gaming PCs and read-intensive enterprise use.
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8 Comments on Toshiba Memory Corporation Unveils 2TB XG5-P NVMe SSD

#1
TheLostSwede
Now we're talking, except it'll likely cost an arm and a leg...
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#2
hellrazor
Well shit, here I was thinking about getting a few 2 TB hard drives for a RAID 5 setup.
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#3
LogitechFan
Would you risk buying from a company that is about to be acquired by hell knows who? Bring on Samsung 980 already, it's long overdue since September!
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#4
_JP_
LogitechFan said:
Would you risk buying from a company that is about to be acquired by hell knows who? Bring on Samsung 980 already, it's long overdue since September!
An investment group (which usually just invest and stay out of management decisions).
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#5
ssdpro
LogitechFan said:
Would you risk buying from a company that is about to be acquired by hell knows who? Bring on Samsung 980 already, it's long overdue since September!
This is uninformed. While the Bain-led consortium did buy in to the company, shareholder control remains 50.1% in the hands of Toshiba and Hoya which is the Japanese holding. The consortium will take a bulk of the profit but the company isn't going anywhere. Japan won't let it.

As for what was sold, Toshiba Memory Corporation IS what was sold it just doesn't mean anything to consumers: https://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/ir/en/news/20170920_1.pdf
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#6
Prima.Vera
I hope is better and cheaper than a Samsung 960 Evo/Pro. When can we expect a test?
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#8
Smart Guy
TheLostSwede said:
Now we're talking, except it'll likely cost an arm and a leg...
1) Fast
2) Small
3) Large capacity
4) Relatively inexpensive.

Um, pick two. MAYBE three, on a very good day.
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