Toshiba has announced the Blade X-gale SSD series, a new form factor in high capacity, high performance solid-state storage. Available now, the new drives are offered in capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, with a maximum sequential read speed of 220MB per second and a maximum sequential write speed of 180MB/s.
They’s designed for for integration into space-sensitive products, including tablet computers, laptops, mini-mobile and netbook computers. As mobile devices get smaller and lighter, yet even more feature packed than ever, the SSDs inside them — the heart of storing all of the music and other entertainment data — must be even smaller, and much thinner.
Scott Nelson, vice president, Memory Business Unit, Toshiba America Electronic Components, says Toshiba’s new 64GB and 128GB Blade X-gale SSDs are the thinnest available within the company’s comprehensive portfolio of SSD solutions. At a thickness of 2.2mm, the modules are 42% thinner than that of a typical mSATA SSD, and Toshiba’s advanced wiring technology has assured optimized wiring layouts and data transfer rates in this new form factor, Nelson says.
Thanks to Toshiba’s base design technology that minimizes board warpage during thinning, 256GB capacity can be achieved when mounted on both sides, the largest density in the industry for small type SSD modules, he adds. Toshiba also offers designers a choice of mSATA and Half-Slim SSD modules in capacities up to 128GB. For more information on Toshiba SSDs, please visit ssd.toshiba.com .