This Just In: Toshiba Reveals The XG5 M.2 Performance NVMe SSD

Topic: Unveiled Hardware

As I stated in several post NVMe SSD's are starting to be the main boot drives for many system builders, and why not, they're fast, easy to install and don't command a lot of space within your PC case because they're literally the size of a gum stick. Today Toshiba revealed to the eyes of the public their new XG 5 series performance SSD's which will be in the M.2-22280 form-factor.

The drives are constructed to take full advantage of the PCI-e 3.0 x4 interface, and  the NVCMe 1.2 slot protocol. The core technology of these drives are Toshiba's own 64-layer BiCS Flash ( which is 3D TLC NAND flash) memory. All capacities will be available in the follow storage flavors, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, as always with most SSDs no matter the form factors read/write speeds are fast, with this particular drive in profile in this post, it will offer sequential transfer speeds up to 3,000 MB/s reads, with up to 2,100 MB/s writes. The drive itself features an SLC-cache feature, this treats a small portion of the TLC NAND flash as a SLC NAND which stores 1 bit cell, data is moved in and out of this portion. 

You want first dibs, then you'll have to wait until the first week in June,  because that's when the drive will go on sale.