Self-encrypting NVMe solid state drives store up to 2TBytes

December 01, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Toshiba Memory Europe has expanded its XG5 lineup of NVMe solid state drives (SSDs) with a premium sub-series that doubles the capacity and is tuned to improve full access range random read/write performance by up to 55 percent over standard XG5 SSDs.

As Toshiba’s first 2TB M.2 SSD, the XG5-P series utilizes an in-house developed 1TB package solution that offers up to twice the maximum storage capacity of the standard XG5 series on the same 2.23mm thick single-sided M.2 2280 module. 

Featuring a PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 x4 lane and NVMe Revision 1.2.1 interface, XG5-P SSDs reach up to 3000 MB/s of sequential read and 2200 MB/s of sequential write, and up to 320,000 random read and 265,000 random write IOPS. Those data transfer rates are achieved while drawing under 60mW.

The XG5-P series will be available in 1TB and 2TB models. Self-encrypting drive (SED) models supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01 will also be offered, making the XG5-P series well- suited for a wide range of applications that prioritize performance, as well as business applications requiring security. 

Toshiba Memory Europe -  www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com