by Brian Beeler

Toshiba X-Blade Gale SSD Announced

Toshiba Japan has announced the X-Blade Gale SSD which uses the same interface as the new MacBook Air SSD. Designed for ultra-portable notebooks and other compact computing environments, the X-Blade Gale comes in capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB with speeds of up to 220MB/s read and 180MB/s write. 

The drives are all 108.9mm long, 24mm wide and 2.2mm (64GB, 128GB) or 3.7mm (256GB) high. With the skinny elongated shape, Toshiba has put additional engineering into the PCB to make sure it hold up well to heat when in use.

Toshiba X-Blade Gale SSD

 

Model number

 

THNSNC064GMDJ

 

THNSNC128GMDJ

 

THNSNC256GMDJ

 

Capacity

 

64GB

 

128GB

 

256GB

 

Interface

 

SATA2.6 (3Gbps)

 

Supply Voltage

 

3.3V

 

The maximum transfer rate

 

Read: 220MB / s, Write: 180MB / s

 

Dimensions (mm)

 

Width: 24.0mm
Height: 2.2mm

 

Length: 108.9mm

 

Width: 24.0mm

 

Height: 3.7mm

 

Length: 108.9mm

 

Weight

 

9.8g

 

13.2g

 

MTTF

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No details on a potential retail release (right now it's OEM), pricing or US availability were given.

Toshiba Release (JP)

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