Toshiba is a world-renowned company. Active in many fields, it also produces flash memory, so Toshiba does, just like Micron and Samsung, use their own NAND flash inside their SSDs. they even acquired OCZ recently, a more consumer-centric maker of SSDs. For now, Toshiba's own product stack isn't affected by that acquisition.
Today, we have on our test bench the Toshiba THNSNJ256GCSU 256 GB. The THNSNJ Series is also known as the HG6 Series on Toshiba's website. I still find the naming scheme a bit difficult, and it may be what it is because the company focuses on OEM customers, like Lenovo and system integrators, rather than the end-user. You can also bet on Toshiba using these SSDs in their own extensive notebook lineup.
Toshiba uses their own 19 nm NAND flash chips (TH58TEG8DDKBA8C) and their own controller (TC358790XBG) with the HG6 SSD Series. Right now, the product is a bit hard to find in the States, but it's available in the EU for €115, which is not exactly cheap as the cheapest 256 GB SDD, the Crucial MX100, retails for around €90.
|Specifications: Toshiba HG6 256 GB|
|Model:||HG6 256 GB THNSNJ|
|Flash Type:||Toshiba, 19 nm, MLC|
|Form Factor||SATA 2.5"|
|Thickness:||7 mm (Ultrabook compatible)|
|Capacity||256 GB (238.5 GB usable)|
|Interface:||SATA 6 Gbps|