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Second generation client-type SSDs by Toshiba to arrive next month

Toshiba announces its next client-type SSD line-up, which features second generation 19nm NAND flash memory chips.


Toshiba may have OCZ under its corporate wing now, but that doesn’t mean the end of its own SSD product line-ups. As shown by a recent announcement, the new HG6 series client SSDs would soon start making its way into the international tech business market as early as next month.

The new SSDs will use NAND flash memory chips that are manufactured using their second generation 19nm chip architecture. As such, the production of these new SSDs is considered as the next step forward since the announcement of Toshiba’s own 19nm NAND chip SSDs a few years before.

Storage capacities for the HG6 series range from 60 to 512GB, and they will come in 2.5-inch mSATA and M.2 (both for single and double-sided) form factors. As suggested by the SSD’s product type, they are slated for business-to-business applications, and would serve as an OEM product to be retailed to other commercial entities.

One of the notable features of this new SSD is a self-encryption option that is compliant with the Trusted Computing Group’s TCG Opal version. 2.0. The new SSDs would also use a wipe feature, a security option that allows the SSD to purge the data it holds when accessed by an unauthorized system.

The HG6 series SSDs has a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface, having a maximum/optimal read and write speeds of 534 and 482 MB/s respectively. The SSDs have a rough MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) rate of 1.5 million hours.

Source: Toshiba (JP)

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