Toshiba Unveils New Enterprise SSDs
Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Electronics Components showed off two new flagship enterprise SSDs it said are expected to be available by year-end. Both feature the company's latest 64 layer, 3-bit-per-cell enterprise-class TLC BiCS flash technology.
The new TMC PM5 series offers up to 30.72 TB in a 2.5-inch form factor with up to 3,350 MBps of sequential read and 2,720 MBbs of sequential write in MultiLink mode and up to 400,000 random read IOPS in narrow or MultiLink mode. The company said the PM5 series gets performance close to that of PCIe while maintaining compatibility with legacy infrastructures. For more performance, the company introduced new NVMe SSDs that connect to PCIe ports and are NVMe-over-Fabric-ready. They include a DRAM buffer, and provide performance of up to 800,000 random read and 240,000 random write IOPS.