Toshiba's HG6 Series Solid State Drives Arrive with 19nm NAND Flash Memory

Paul Lilly

New SSD line comes in capacities up 512GB

If you thought Toshiba might simply hand over all solid state drive chores to its recently acquired OCZ Storage Solutions subsidiary, think again. Toshiba will continue to build its own brand SSDs alongside OCZ and today announced its new HG6 series . It's the newest edition to the HG family and is intended for a wide range of applications, everything from ultrabooks and ultrathins to data center servers.

The HG6 series comes in different form factor options including 2.5-inch (7mm and 9.5mm heights) SATA 6Gbps, mSATA, and M.2 (both single-sided and double-sided) in capacities ranging from 60GB to 512GB, depending on form factor. What they all share in common are 19nm Toggle 2.0 multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory chips.

Performance is the same across the board -- up to 534MB/s sequential reads and up to 482MB/s sequential writes. They also boast enterprise class technology such as Toshiba's proprietary QSBC (Quadruple Swing-By Code) error correction code (ECC) to prevent data corruption caused by NAND wear.

Toshiba didn't share pricing information, though did say (PDF) the HG6 series will begin shipping in March 2014.

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