Toshiba's new storage modules for tablets, ready to hit the market
Toshiba has just added TLC 3D NAND chips to its BG1 SSD card lineup, thus doubling the maximum amount of capacity available. The BG1 family arrived on the market one year ago, offering 256 GB of storage space on a very small area. The first BG1 product used the M.2 format with an edge connector inserted into a socket.
Now, the updated BG1 offers up to 512 GB of storage in a 16X20 mm package (M.2 Type 1620) or a removable M.2 Type 2230 module. The other capacities available are 128 GB and 256 GB. These storage solutions use BiCS FLASH memory, "which will deliver both a rich feature-set and high performance all within an extremely small footprint and power profile."
Toshiba plans to showcase the NVMe standard Host Memory Buffer (HMB) feature during the 2016 Flash Memory Summit and OEM customers will soon get samples to work with. According to Toshiba, other customers will be able to use BG1 solutions for their products in the last part of 2016.