Toshiba introduces large capacity XG5-P NVMe SSD
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The NVMe SSD club is welcoming a new member, with the release of Toshiba’s latest XG5-P model. This is the premium version of the XG5 64-layer 3D BICS Flash model launched earlier this year, and it is designed for read/write-intensive environments such as workstations and enterprise systems.
The XG5-P features the PCIe Gen 3 X4 interface, is compatible with the 1.2.1 version of the NVMe specifications, plus it comes in the M.2 2280SS form-factor, so it can fit notebook computers, as well as desktops. Thanks to the four PCIe lanes it supports, this SSD provides 3,000 MB/s sequential read and 2,200 MB/s sequential write speeds, with 320,000 random read and 265,000 random write IOPS. It also has an excellent power efficiency profile (especially for mobile devices), as it only consumes 60 mW. The main advantage of this model is the storage capacity that ranges between 1 and 2 TB.
According to Tom’s Hardware, Toshiba will ship the XG5-P to select customers in early 2018, and retail-ready devices integrating these SSDs could be available in a few months. There is no info on pricing, however, but since this is a premium device, the prices will most likely exceed US$500.