Toshiba’s TR200 SATA Retail SSD Series With 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today unveiled the TR200 SATA solid state drive (SSD) series for the retail market. Leveraging Toshiba’s latest 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH™, the TR200 series offers PC gamers and DIY enthusiasts Toshiba’s first upgrade SSD with 64-layer 3D flash memory.
Toshiba TR200 SSDs are an easy and affordable way to enhance notebook or desktop experiences by increasing system responsiveness and productivity over traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). With a 6Gbit/s SATA interface, the TR200 series is rated for sequential read/write speeds(1) of up to 550MB/s and 525MB/s(2) and random read/write performances(3) of up to 80,000 and 87,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS)(4). In addition to excellent SATA performance, TR200 SSDs provide low power consumption that translates into a longer battery life for on-the-go users.
“We are excited to provide consumers with the new TR200 series, our first retail branded SATA 6Gbit/s drives to leverage state-of-the-art Toshiba 64-layer TLC BiCS FLASH™,” said Alex Mei, vice president consumer SSDs and storage outbound marketing at Toshiba America Electronics Corporation, Inc. “Seeking to provide enhanced real world performance and value to customers, the TR200 SSDs were engineered from the ground up utilizing the latest 3D flash memory technology to be a cost-effective and power-optimized storage solution for desktop and mobile upgraders, gamers, and system builders.”
TR200 drives will be offered in a 2.5-inch form factor and are available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities(5) and will be available at retailers and etailers.
(1) Sequential performance is measured with Iometer 1.1.0.
(2) TMC survey based on sequential read and write speeds of 128KiB units, using TR200 series models under TMC test conditions. Read and write speed may vary, depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. TMC defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes and a kibibyte (KiB) as 210 bytes, or 1,024 bytes.
(3) Random performance is measured with CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2.
(4) TMC survey based on random read and write speeds of 4KiB units, using TR200 series models under TMC test conditions. Read and write speed may vary, depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size. TMC defines a kibibyte (KiB) as 210 bytes, or 1,024 bytes.
(5) Definition of capacity: Toshiba Memory 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 = 1,073,741,824 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, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.