Today at International CES 2018, Toshiba announced the RC100 Series, a new line of NVMe (NVM Express)1 M.2 solid state drives (SSDs) for the retail, e-tail, system integrator, and channel markets.
The new SSD is based on Toshiba Memory Corporation's own 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH and an in-house developed SSD controller and has been designed as a viable alternative to pricier high-end NVMe SSDs.
The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1,620 megabytes per second and 1,130MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160,000 and 120,000 random read/write IOPS3, all without requiring onboard DRAM.
Designed for the entire spectrum of mainstream computing - from gaming desktops and notebooks to mini-PCs (NUCs) and everything in between - RC100 modules are offered in a compact M.2 2242 (22x42mm) form factor and available in 120 gigabyte, 240GB and 480GB capacities. Each RC100 SSD is backed by a 3-year warranty.
The new Toshiba XS700 portable SSD will use a USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection with a Type-C connector and will ship with a Type-A adapter. Because it is internally a 6Gbps SATA SSD, the XS700 won't be able to use the full 10Gbps speed of its USB link.
The Toshiba XS700 will initially be available in only a 240GB capacity, rated for 530 MB/s reads and 480 MB/s writes. The drive's case is 95x75x11 mm and it weighs 90g.
The RC100 and XS700 are both planned for availability in the spring.