Toshiba's SG6 SSD Client SSD Uses 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory
Toshiba has just announced the new SG6 series, the latest Toshiba client SSD to feature 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH.
This family of SSDs is designed for mainstream desktops and notebooks, consumer upgrades, as well as applications needing data security.
With increased performance over the prior generation, SG6 features the latest SATA technology to deliver up to 550 MB/s sequential read and 535 MB/s sequential write, and up to 100,000 and 85,000 random read/write IOPS. Furthermore, compared to its previous generation, active power consumption was decreased by up to 40% enabling increased battery life for mobile computing.
The SG6 series comes in both M.2 2280 and 2.5-type SATA standardized form factors and includes 256GB, 512GB, and 1024GB capacities. Addressing business applications requiring security, SG6 offers advanced firmware security and self-encrypting drive (SED) models supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01.
Toshiba is currently shipping samples to its customers with general availability to be expected later this year.