Toshiba Announces19nm NAND SSD
Toshiba today, on the 25th anniversary of their invention of NAND memory, announced their new line of 19nm process based SSDs, which use a ridiculously small amount of power while doubling the speed of Toshiba’s HD3 SSDs. This series, dubbed THNSNF, comes in four sizes and three forms factors. For sizes, there are 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB drives. For form factors, there is a 9.5mm height model, a 7.0mm height model, and an mSATA model. All have SATA 6Gb/s speeds. Power consumption is less than 0.1W, which is absolutely crazy. For reference, Corsair’s Force Series 3 240GB SSD uses a max of 2.0W.
Joel Hagberg, VP of Marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit, said, “Our customers are increasingly looking to SSDs as a storage solution across multiple products and markets because of the performance and reliability they deliver,. The THNSNF series provides not only great performance, but also extremely low power consumption across a broad range of form factors and capacities. These are critical features for our customers as they design the next generation of PCs and embedded systems.”
You can read the announcement here (pdf). Mass production for the THNSNF series of SSDs from Toshiba is scheduled for August of this year.