Toshiba Introduces New Powerful and Efficient SSDs

Two new leading-class internal solid-state drive storage devices perfect for gamers, graphic designers and CAD engineers

IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 2, 2015 — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., announced today two new internal solid-state drive (SSD) storage devices with up to 960GB1 of capacity. The new SSDs include the Toshiba Q300 Pro Series Internal SSD Hard Drive, built for gaming and creative applications with high-end demand for performance and reliability and the Toshiba Q300 Series Internal SSD, offering a balance of high performance and value, ideal for PC upgrades from traditional hard drives. With Adaptive Size SLC Write cache technology to enable SLC-like performance, both models offer high processing speed and low power consumption and are compatible with Windows®, Mac® and Linux®.

“Toshiba’s announcement of the new Q300 Pro and Q300 internal SSDs demonstrates that Toshiba is continuously striving to bring the best storage solutions to the market,” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Today’s announcement addresses increasing consumer demand for speed, performance, quality and reliability to improve their computing experience. As the inventor of flash memory, our new Q300 and Q300 Pro Internal SSD Series delivers leading-class performance and reliability to meet a wide variety of computing needs.”

This Q300 Pro Series is a reliable, high-performance internal SSD geared towards avid gamers, graphic designers, CAD engineers and anyone else needing pro-level performance. Built with 2-bit-per-cell NAND MLC flash technology, the Q300 Pro Series offers top performance and reliability with class-leading sequential read/write performance and endurance. Toshiba’s in-house controller and NAND flash technology work in parallel to deliver enhanced performance and reliability, offering a seamless integrated upgrade solution for a consumer’s device. Its exclusive error correction technology ensures high-precision data readout for improved reliability. The Q300 Pro Series offers up to 512 GB of capacity in a 7mm slim, lightweight aluminum design that is ideal for ultra-thin notebooks and game consoles.

Also available is the Q300 Series – built with 3-bit-per-cell NAND TLC flash technology and Toshiba’s in-house controller, it is a high-speed SSD that’s ideal for mainstream and mobile users seeking a PC upgrade from a traditional hard drive to revitalize their computer’s performance. Offering up to 960 GB of storage with a three-year standard limited warranty2, this SSD delivers ultra-quiet operation, low power consumption and tough shock resistance for greater long-term durability all in an ultra-thin 7mm design.

Product Model       Q300 Internal SSD   Q300 Pro Internal SSD
Capacity¹       960GB, 480GB, 240GB, 120GB   512GB, 256GB, 128GB
Ideal for       HDD Upgrade / Everyday Computing   Gaming / Graphic Design / Animation

Physical Specifications

Interface   SATA 6Gb/s, compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s
Form Factor   2.5" type/7mm height case
Controller   Toshiba TC358790   Toshiba TC58NC1000
NAND Type   3-bit-per-cell Flash (TLC)   2-bit-per-cell Flash (MLC)
Dimensions (L x W x H)   3.94" x 2.75" x 0.28"
  Weight   1.73 oz - 1.87 oz   1.62 oz - 1.69 oz
Performance Max Sequential Read/Write (MB/s)²   550/530   550/520
  Max Random Read/Write (MB/s)³   87K/83K   92K/63K
Environmental Power Consumption (Watts)   Active: 5.1 W max typ. Idle: 1.1 W typ.   Active: 3.3 W max typ. Idle: 125 mW typ.
  Temperature   Operating: 0 °C - 65 °C (case temperature) Non-operating: -40 °C – 85 °C
    Shock   14.7 km/s {1500 G} at 0.5 ms 2
Reliability   MTTF (Mean Time To Failure)   1,500,000 hours
Endurance   TBW* (Total Bytes Written)   960GB: 240TB /480GB: 120TB /240GB: 60TB /120GB: 30TB   512GB: 320TB /256GB: 160TB /128GB: 80TB
Supported Features TRIM Support 4   Yes   Yes
Garbage Collection   Yes   Yes
Advanced Speed Technology   Adaptive Size SLC Write cache technology
Read Only Mode   Yes   Yes
QSBC ECC (Quadruple Swing-by Code) Error Correction Technology   No   Yes
Patrol Read Technology   No   Yes
Thermal Control Sensor   No   Yes
  SMART Support   Yes   Yes
Software Utility Tool (available in December 2015)   Free via download
  Data Migration   NTI Echo (Free via download)
Accessories       Spacer for 9.5mm drive bay
Warranty 5       3-Year Standard Limited Warranty   5-Year Standard Limited Warranty

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