Toshiba XG6 NVMe SSD series is first to utilize 96-layer 3D flash memory modules
With Toshiba now winding down its ailing laptop business, the Japanese manufacturer will be focusing more on its storage and RAM solutions for both clients and enterprises. Its latest product is the XG6 NVMe SSD designed for client PCs and high-performance gaming or mobile systems.
The key innovation of the new XG6 series is its 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory compared to existing SSDs that utilize 64-layer 3D NAND flash. The higher density allows Toshiba to fit in approximately 40 percent more storage per volume without requiring more power or producing more heat in the process.
Sequential read and write rates will top out at 3180 MB/s and 3000 MB/s, respectively, via the PCIe x4 interface. Despite the higher storage density, however, Toshiba will only be offering the XG6 in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1024 GB capacities for now. Toshiba SSDs are commonly found on laptops and tablets ranging from the Dell XPS series to the Microsoft Surface Laptop.