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Toshiba Announces Client SSD With Embedded TLC NAND Flash Memory

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New SG5 high capacity SSD is optimised for notebook PCs and desktop PCs

Düsseldorf, Germany, 17th February, 2016 – Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) announces the SG5 Series, its new client solid state drive (cSSD) with embedded TLC NAND flash memory. 

The drives achieve high performance and large storage capacities while maintaining a small form factor and decreasing the costs for consumers. The SG5 Series is Toshiba’s first client SATA SSD to support 1,024GB[1] capacity in an M.2 form factor and is designed for commercial notebook and desktop PCs, consumer upgrades and higher end notebook applications.

Available in 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors, the SG5 Series features a SATA connection that supports 6.0 Gbit/s[2] speeds and is available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1,024GB. Utilising Toshiba’s proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) error-correction technology, a highly efficient error correction code (ECC), the SG5 Series is optimised to protect customer data from corruption, improve reliability, and provide a long life time.

“We understand our customers’ needs for performance are constantly changing. The SG5 Series gives our customers the flexibility of system configuration with a selection of various capacities and form factors,” said Martin Larsson, vice president of Toshiba Electronics Europe, Storage Products Division. “As the inventor of NAND flash technology, we leverage our NAND expertise to introduce state-of-the-art TLC NAND to optimise SSD performance in a small form factor, while giving our customers the ability to strengthen their data integrity with data protection features such as Toshiba’s QSBC and wipe technologies.”

Samples of the Toshiba SG5 series SSDs will be available in Q1 2016. For more information on Toshiba’s line of industry-leading SSDs, HDDs and SSHDs, visit www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com.

[1] Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.  Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content.  Actual formatted capacity may vary

[2] Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

About Toshiba Electronics Europe

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products including HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.

TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.

For more company information visit TEE’s web site at www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com