Toshiba launches 256GB SSD with MLC

Toshiba announced today an addition to its line-up of NAND-flash-based solid state drives, a new 256GB SSD, and the launch of a series of small-sized Flash Modules for Netbooks, UMPCs and other mobile applications.The new drives will be showcased at the CEATEC in Makuhari, Japan, from Sept.

Toshiba's 128GB SSDToshiba announced today an addition to its line-up of NAND-flash-based solid state drives, a new 256GB SSD, and the launch of a series of small-sized Flash Modules for Netbooks, UMPCs and other mobile applications.

The new drives will be showcased at the CEATEC in Makuhari, Japan, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. Mass production will start in October.

Toshiba’s new 256GB SSD brings an original MLC controller that achieves higher read-write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear leveling to a 2.5-inch form factor drive.

The new 256GB SSD mounts NAND flash memory on a 70.6mm by 53.6mm by 3.0mm platform, and has a maximum read speed of 120MB a second and maximum write speed of 70MB a second, via a high speed SATA 3.0Gb/s interface.

The Flash Modules, small SSDs supporting 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB densities, are fabricated on a 50mm by 30mm platform and offer a maximum read and write speeds of 80MB and 50MB a second, respectively. They are compatible with the SATA interface and are intended for netbook PCs, UMPCs and mobile and peripheral applications "by offering developers a wider range of SSD for integration in differentiated products."

More specs available on their Website.

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