by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Launches 64 Layer 3D NAND NVMe SSD, The XG5

Today Toshiba Memory Corporation launched its newest NVMe SSD, the XG5. The XG5 is the first SSD to ship with Toshiba's 64-layer BiCS 3D flash memory. The drive will initially be available as a single-sided M.2 form factor (2280) with up to 1TB of capacity.

Leveraging Toshiba’s latest 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH, the XG5 has quoted speeds of 3,000MB/s sequential read and 2,100MB/s sequential write. As stated above, the drive comes in capacities up to 1TB; it is also available in 256GB and 512GB. The main use cases for the drive are mainstream PC computing, thin performance notebooks, and enthusiasts that want higher performing desktops and laptops. The drive also comes in a self-encrypting drive (SED) model, supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01, making it ideal for business applications that need both high-performance and security.

XG5 Specifications:

  • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Memory: 64-layer BiCS
  • Capacity: up to 1,024GB
  • Interface: PCIe 3.1a Gen 3 x 4 Lane NVMe 1.2.1
  • Performance
    • Sequential Read: up to 3,000MB/s
    • Sequential Write: up to 2,100MB/s
  • MTTF: 1.5 M hours
  • Power
    • Active Read: <4.6W typical
    • Active Write: < 3.5W typical
    • Idle: <3mW typical
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 22mm
    • Width: 80mm
    • Height: 2.23mm

The XG5 series SSDs will be exhibited at COMPUTEX TAIPEI in Taipei, Taiwan, from May 30 to June 3.


The Toshiba XG5 is shipping now to select OEM partners.

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