by Brian Beeler

Toshiba MKx001GRZB Enterprise SSDs Announced

Update January 2012: Toshiba MKx001GRZB Enterprise SSD Review Posted

Toshiba has announced the MKx001GRZB family of enterprise-class SSDs. The 2.5" drives use 32nm enterprise grade single-level cell (eSLC) NAND flash memory from Toshiba and a 6Gb/s SAS interface. The SSDs will be available in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities and boast random sustained IOPS of 90,000 read and 17,000 write and sequential sustained reads of 510MB/s and writes of 230MB/s.

As part of this release, Toshiba also announced the MKx001TRKB and MKx002TSKB enterprise-series HDDs. The nearline models feature a capacity of up to 2TB in a traditional 3.5" form factor and offer 6Gb/s SAS and 3Gb/s SATA interfaces. Intended for 24 x 7 operation, drives also include Error Correction (ECC), Rotational Vibration (RV) compensation technology for multi-drive systems, and enhanced power condition state technology.

Availability

Samples will be available for customer qualification in the first quarter of 2011 and volume production will begin in the first half of 2011.

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