by Charles Jefferies

Toshiba Intros 32nm SSDs

CES 2010 – Toshiba has announced an expanded line of solid state drives (SSDs) based on 32nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) technology. Toshiba’s 128GB Half-Slim/mSATA SG Series SSD is an industry first and designed for netbook/mini PCs. The company also introduced its high performance HG3 series SSDs with higher read/write speeds for use in enthusiast consumer PCs.

The 128GB Half-Slim/mSATA modules are one-seventh the volume and one-eighth the weight of traditional 2.5-inch SSDs. They have maximum sequential read and write speeds of 180/70 MB/s, respectively.

The HG3 High Performance SSDs are designed for high-end notebook computers. It has maximum sequential read/write speeds of 250/180 MB/s, respectively. The drives are offered in 64/128/256/512GB capacities in a standard 2.5-inch, 9.5mm height form factor. The 128/256GB versions are also offered in a special 7mm height. Additionally, Toshiba offers 1.8-inch drives in 64/128/256GB capacities. All the drives support AES data encryption and the TRIM command in Windows 7, which helps maintain drive space and performance across its lifespan.

Toshiba’s data tables are listed below:

32nm HG3 High Performance SSD Series

 

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Capacity

64GB/128GB

/256GB/512GB

64GB/128GB/256GB

64GB/128GB/256GB

64GB/128GB

/256GB

64GB/128GB/256GB

Form factor

2.5inch case

9.5mm height

2.5inch case

7mm height

1.8inch case

 

1.8inch case-less

 

1.8 inch LIF-Module

Interface

SATA2.6 (3Gbps)

Voltage

5V

3.3V

Read speed

Maximum speed 250MBps (sequential mode)

Write speed

Maximum speed at 180MBps (sequential mode)

Size (mm)

Width: 69.9 mm
Height: 9.5 mm 

Length: 100 mm

Width: 69.9 mm
Height: 7 mm 

Length: 100 mm

Width: 54.0mm

Height: 5.0mm

Length: 78.5mm

 

Width: 49mm

Height: 4.75mm

Length: 77.13mm

 

 

Weight

78g (91g for 512GB model)

48g

15g

MTTF

1 million hours

 

32nm SG2Half Slim mSATA SSD:

 

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Capacity

128GB

128GB

Form factor

Half-Slim

mSATA

Interface

SATA2.6 (3Gbps)

Voltage

5V

3.3V

Read speed

Maximum speed 180MBps (sequential mode)

Write speed

Maximum speed at 70MBps (sequential mode)

Size (mm)

Width: 54 mm
Height: 4 mm 

Length: 39 mm

Width: 30mm

Height: 4.75mm

Length: 50.95mm

Weight

9g

9g

MTTF

1 million hours