by Lyle Smith

Toshiba SG5 Client SSD Announced

Toshiba has announced the SG5 Series of client solid state drives (cSSD), the company’s first client SATA SSD to support 1,024GB capacity in an M.2 form factor. The SG5 also features 15nm TLC NAND flash memory to reach high storage capacities while maintaining a small form factor and driving down costs for consumers. Toshiba indicates that their new line of cSSDs is purpose built for commercial notebook and desktop PCs, consumer upgrades (from HHD-based systems), and higher-end notebook applications. Last month, Toshiba unveiled of its new read-intensive SAS SSD.

The SG5 Series is available in both 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors and is equipped with a 6Gbit/s SATA connection in several capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1,024GB. It also leverages Toshiba’s proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) error-correction technology and is optimized to protect customer data from corruption, improve reliability, and extend the life of Toshiba SSDs.

SG5 Series specifications:

  • Interface: ACS-3, SATA revision 3.2
  • Interface Speed: 6.0 Gbit/s , 3.0 Gbit/s , 1.5 Gbit/s
  • Memory Type: TLC
  • Sequential Read: Up to 545 MB/s {520 MiB/s}
  • Sequential Write: Up to 388 MB/s {370 MiB/s}
  • MTTF: 1,500,000 hours
  • Supply Voltage: 5.0 V ±5 % (2.5-inch), 3.3 V ±5 % (M.2)
  • Powe Consumption (Active): 5.6 W typ. (2.5 inch), 5.5 W typ. (M.2-D2), 4.0 W typ. (M.2-S2)
  • Powe Consumption (Idle): 65 mW typ.


Samples of the Toshiba SG5 Series SSDs are slated for Q1 2016.

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