Wednesday, May 29th 2019

Toshiba Launches XG6-P NVMe SSD Series

Toshiba today announced the XG6-P solid state drive (SSD) series, a derivative of its NVMe M.2-based XG6 Series featuring class-leading write performance. Offering up to 2,048 gigabytes (GB) of capacity, XG6-P SSDs are ideal for high-end workstation PCs and gaming systems, as well as cost-optimized data center and composable infrastructures. With over 30 percent higher sequential and random write speeds and over 15 percent higher random read speeds than its predecessor, the XG6-P Series enables enhanced application performance and data access.
Leveraging Toshiba Memory's 96-layer BiCS FLASH 3D TLC (3-bit-per-cell), XG6-P SSDs provide high storage capacity, while maintaining the promise of ultra-thin, high-speed storage with exceptional power efficiency. The XG6-P Series features a PCIe Gen 3 x4 lane (rev. 3.1a) interface and delivers up to 3,180 megabytes per second (MB/s) of sequential read and 2,920 MB/s of sequentialwrite 5, and up to 355,000 random read and 365,000 random write IOPS6. Furthermore, XG6-P SSDs operate at less than 5 watts, providing an excellent performance-to-power ratio in a dense, compact footprint. With double the capacity of the XG6, faster write speeds than the XG5-P, and a lower power envelope and smaller form factor than the data center class XD5, the new XG6-P Series offers an additional M.2 NVMe storage option to further optimize client solutions or data center environments.

"With the industry's broadest SSD portfolio, we at Toshiba Memory are committed to addressing the full spectrum of applications," said Alvaro Toledo, vice president, SSD marketing & product planning for Toshiba Memory America, Inc. "The XG6-P Series bridges the gap between high-end client and entry-level data center requirements, including burgeoning composable storage architectures that enable high-performance, scale-out designs for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, edge computing and HPC."

Comprehensive composable infrastructure platform provider, Liqid Inc., will be among the first to integrate Toshiba Memory's new SSDs into its offerings. "The XG6-P Series continues Toshiba Memory's commitment to high-value flash solutions for performance-sensitive workloads," said Marius Tudor, vice president, sales & marketing for Liqid Inc. "Liqid's portfolio of composable NVMe products will incorporate XG6-P with SED capabilities for industry-leading access speeds to sensitive data. We are excited to expand our collaboration with Toshiba Memory to meet the demands of next-generation, data-intensive customer challenges."

Designed with a future-ready NVMe revision 1.3a protocol, the XG6-P Series offers new NVMe based privacy and management features beneficial to both client and data center customers. These include sanitize operations, telemetry data and namespace management. Additionally, XG6-P SSDs offer enhanced security options including TCG Pyrite Version 1.0 support for Non-SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) configurations and TCG Opal Version 2.01 support for SED, as well as support for Block SID Authentication and digital signature.

The XG6-P SSD is available in a single-sided M.2 2280 (22 x 80mm) form factor and will begin sampling later next month.
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2 Comments on Toshiba Launches XG6-P NVMe SSD Series

#1
ssdpro
It's not really a "launch" if they are to "begin sampling products later next month". More of an announcement.
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#2
fynxer
Well now days launching is "look what we have in our labs" and maybe you can buy it in 6 months if your lucky
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