Toshiba Reveals Single Package 1TB SSD with PCIe Gen 3 x4 Performance
This tiny SSD can pack a punch!
Published: 9th January 2019 | Source: Toshiba PR |
Toshiba Reveals Single Package BG4 1TB SSD with PCIe Gen 3 x4 Performance
At CES 2019, Toshiba has revealed their latest single package BGA SSD, offering NVMe performance over four PCIe 3.0 lanes to deliver startling levels of performance within its 16mm x 20mm form factor. This package makes up Toshiba's new BG4 series of NVMe SSDs, offering capacities of up to 1TB while delivering read performance that can reach 2,250MB/s.
With this device, Toshiba wants to attract the attention of notebook manufacturers and embedded system makers, promising to deliver high capacities and respectable performance within a tiny form factor, enabling device makers to free up more space within their new "thin and light" products. Both BGA and M.2 2230 versions of the drive are available, supporting tiny M.2 slot lengths and direct to PCB mounting.
When compared to its predecessor Toshiba's new BG4 SSD offer up to a 2x boost in capacity (128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB options are available), while also offering 50% more sequential read performance and 70% more sequential write performance.
Thanks to Toshiba's improved 96-layer 3D NAND, the BG4 can also offer a 152% boost in Random Read IOPS and a 90% boost to Random Write IOPS, which is a staggering increase for such a small SSD. Beyond that, power efficiency has also been boosted by 20% in reading workloads and 7% in write workloads.
Toshiba is currently sampling their BG4 series SSDs to OEMs and expect the SSD become widely available in Q2 2019.
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