Toshiba Blade X-gale Announced

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 08 November 2010 22:49

Toshiba Blade SSD

New SSDs seem like they're announced all of the time. So it's no surprise that Toshiba is announced a new series, namely the Blade X-gale. But far from par, these new SSDs are 42% more thin than the typical mSATA form factor. That's right. 2.2mm thin. They come in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants. The 64GB and 128GB drives are 24mm (w) x 2.2mm (h) x 108.9mm (l), while the 256GB drive is 24mm (w) x 3.7mm (h) x 108.9mm (l). If that isn't enough to impress you, the drives boast transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s read and 180MB/ write. These NAND SSDs are meant for mobile devices and require only 3.3v. No word on pricing or availability as of yet.