Toshiba Memory America Boosts Capacity for Performance-Demanding Workloads with XG6-P NVMe SSD Series

New SSD Offers the Industry’s Most Advanced Flash Node and Up to 2TB1
for High-End Client Applications and Data Center Deployments

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toshiba
Memory America, Inc.
, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory
Corporation, today announced the XG6-P solid state drive (SSD) series, a
derivative of its NVMe™ M.2-based XG6 Series featuring class-leading
write performance2. Offering up to 2,048 gigabytes (GB) of
capacity3, XG6-P SSDs are ideal for high-end workstation PCs
and gaming systems, as well as cost-optimized data center and composable
infrastructures. With over 30 percent higher sequential and random write
speeds and over 15 percent higher random read speeds than its predecessor4,
the XG6-P Series enables enhanced application performance and data
access.


Leveraging Toshiba Memory’s 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D TLC
(3-bit-per-cell), XG6-P SSDs provide high storage capacity, while
maintaining the promise of ultra-thin, high-speed storage with
exceptional power efficiency. The XG6-P Series features a PCIe® Gen 3 x4
lane (rev. 3.1a) interface and delivers up to 3,180 megabytes per second
(MB/s) of sequential read and 2,920MB/s of sequential write5,
and up to 355,000 random read and 365,000 random write IOPS6.
Furthermore, XG6-P SSDs operate at less than 5 watts, providing an
excellent performance-to-power ratio in a dense, compact footprint. With
double the capacity of the XG6,
faster write speeds than the XG5-P,
and a lower power envelope and smaller form factor than the data center
class XD5,
the new XG6-P Series offers an additional M.2 NVMe storage option to
further optimize client solutions or data center environments.

“With the industry’s broadest SSD portfolio, we at Toshiba Memory are
committed to addressing the full spectrum of applications,” said Alvaro
Toledo, vice president, SSD marketing & product planning for Toshiba
Memory America, Inc. “The XG6-P Series bridges the gap between high-end
client and entry-level data center requirements, including burgeoning
composable storage architectures that enable high-performance, scale-out
designs for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, edge
computing and HPC.”

Comprehensive composable infrastructure platform provider, Liqid Inc.,
will be among the first to integrate Toshiba Memory’s new SSDs into its
offerings. “The XG6-P Series continues Toshiba Memory’s commitment to
high-value flash solutions for performance-sensitive workloads,” said
Marius Tudor, vice president, sales & marketing for Liqid Inc. “Liqid’s
portfolio of composable NVMe products will incorporate XG6-P with SED
capabilities for industry-leading access speeds to sensitive data. We
are excited to expand our collaboration with Toshiba Memory to meet the
demands of next-generation, data-intensive customer challenges.”

Designed with a future-ready NVMe revision 1.3a protocol, the XG6-P
Series offers new NVMe based privacy and management features beneficial
to both client and data center customers. These include sanitize
operations, telemetry data and namespace management. Additionally, XG6-P
SSDs offer enhanced security options including TCG Pyrite Version 1.0
support for Non-SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) configurations and TCG Opal
Version 2.01 support for SED, as well as support for Block SID
Authentication and digital signature.

The XG6-P SSD is available in a single-sided M.2 2280 (22 x 80mm) form
factor and will begin sampling later next month.

For more information, please visit www.toshiba.com/tma.

About Liqid

Liqid provides the world’s most comprehensive software-defined
composable infrastructure platform. The Liqid Composable platform
empowers users to manage, scale, and configure physical, bare-metal
server systems in seconds and then reallocate core data center devices
on-demand as workflows and business needs evolve. Liqid Command Center
software enables users to dynamically right-size their IT resources
on-the-fly. For more information, contact [email protected] or
visit www.liqid.com.

About Toshiba Memory America, Inc.

Toshiba Memory America, Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba
Memory Corporation
, a leading worldwide supplier of flash
memory
and solid
state drives (SSDs)
. From the invention of flash memory to today’s
breakthrough 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, Toshiba continues to
lead innovation and move the industry forward. For more information on
Toshiba Memory, please visit business.toshiba-memory.com
and follow us on social
media
.

© 2019 Toshiba Memory America, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in
this press release, including product pricing and specifications,
content of services, and contact information is current and believed to
be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change
without prior notice. Technical and application information contained
here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba Memory product
specifications.

Notes:
PCIe is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.
NVMe
is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc.
All company names, product
names and service names may be trademarks of their respective companies.

1 The actual capacity is 2,048GB. Please refer to footnote
[2] for definition of capacity.
2 Toshiba Memory
Corporation survey, in the class of client SSDs, as of May 28, 2019
3
Definition of capacity: Toshiba Memory Corporation defines a megabyte
(MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a
terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system,
however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition
of 1GB = 230 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes, 1TB = 240 bytes
= 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.
Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files)
will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and
operating system, and/or pre-installed software applications, or media
content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
4 Toshiba
Memory Corporation testing compared to an XG5-P 2048GB SSD.
5
Toshiba Memory Corporation survey based on sequential read and write
speeds of 128KiB units, using XG6-P 2048GB models under Toshiba Memory
Corporation test conditions. Read and write speed may vary, depending on
the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. Toshiba
Memory Corporation defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes and a
kibibyte (KiB) as 2^10 bytes, or 1,024 bytes.
6 Toshiba
Memory Corporation survey based on random read and write speeds of 4KiB
units (Toshiba Memory Corporation defines a kibibyte (KiB) as 2^10
bytes, or 1,024 bytes) using XG6-P 2048GB models under Toshiba Memory
Corporation test conditions. Read and write speed may vary, depending on
the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. IOPS is Input
Output Per Second (or the number of I/O operations per second).

Contacts

MEDIA CONTACT:
Justine Houston-Brown
Lages & Associates
Tel.:
(949) 453-8080
[email protected]

COMPANY CONTACT:
Mia Cool
Toshiba Memory America, Inc.
Tel.:
(408) 526-3087
[email protected]

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