Toshiba today announced the "Blade X-gale" series of SSDs, available in a new form factor.
The blade-shaped SSD modules cover 64-gigabyte (GB), 128GB and 256GB capacities and they are designed to fit into space-sensitive products, including mini-mobile and netbook PCs. The new drives are now available.
Toshiba's new 64GB and 128GB SSDs are the thinnest, yet added to the company's portfolio of SSD solutions. The blade-shaped drive is only 2.2mm thick, 42% thinner than that of a typical mSATA form factor, and Toshiba's advanced wiring technology has assured optimized wiring layouts and data transfer rates in this new form factor. Thanks to Toshiba's base design technology that minimizes board warpage during thinning, it realizes 256GB capacity when mounted on both sides, the largest density in the industry for small type modules.
Toshiba plans to enhance its lineup of SSDs for notebook PCs, netbooks, laptops and digital consumer products.
Capacity: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Interface: SATA 2.6 (3Gps)
Transfer rate: Read: 220MB/s, Write: 180MB/s
Size (mm): Width: 24.0 mm, Height: 2.2 mm, Length: 108.9 mm
Weight : 9.8g (64GB, 128GB), 13.2g (256GB)
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