Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Toshiba Launches 256GB Solid State Drives

Toshiba introduced a 256-gigabyte (GB) SSD and launched small-sized Flash Modules for netbook computers, ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) and other mobile and peripheral applications. Mass production of the 256GB SSD will start in Q4.

Toshiba said its new high density SSD brings 256GB of capacity to a 2.5-inch drive form factor with an advanced Multi-level Cell (MLC) controller that achieves higher read-write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear leveling to optimize performance, reliability and endurance.

The new small SSD Flash Modules will be offered in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB densities.