New Toshiba SSD uses 96-layer 3D flash memory

Toshiba has unveiled a new line-up of SSDs, which are based on the company’s 96-layer 3D flash memory.

“The first SSD to use this breakthrough technology, the new XG6 series, is targeted to the client PC, high-performance mobile, embedded, and gaming segments – as well as data centre environments,” said Toshiba.

The 96-layer 3D flash memory improves the performance, density, and efficiency of the SSDs – achieving a capacity increase of 40% per unit chip size over 64-layer 3D flash memory, it said.

“The XG6 series is available in an M.2 2280 single-sided form factor, and supports PCI Express and NVM Express.”

The SSDs puts up 3,180MB/s of sequential read, and just under 3,000MB/s of sequential write speeds.

They are also capable of 355,000 random read and 365,000 random write IOPS.

The XG6 series will be available in the following capacities:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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