Toshiba Announces New Generation of High-Performance Solid State Drives

The HG6 SSD series offers the capacity, performance and power efficiency for read-intensive and power-sensitive applications

IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 18, 2014 — The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the next generation of Toshiba’s award-winning HG series of high performance solid state drives (SSDs) – the HG6 SSD series. This newest addition to the HG family offers high performance, power efficiency, and is suitable for a wide range of applications from Ultrabooks®1 to data center servers.

The HG6 series is available in a variety of standard form factors including 2.5-inch (7mm/9.5mm heights) and thin, space-saving mSATA™2 and M.2, and is available in capacities of up to 512GB3. With 6Gbit/s4 SATA interface speeds, these drives are optimized for fast boot ups and application starts and offer lower power consumption to help improve battery life in mobile devices. The HG6 SSD is optimized for notebook PCs, workstations, thin clients, server boot drives, and read-intensive enterprise applications.

Engineered with enterprise class technology for data integrity, the HG6 series incorporates Toshiba’s proprietary QSBC® (Quadruple Swing-By Code) error-correction technology5, a highly efficient error correction code (ECC), which helps protect customer data from corruption caused by NAND wear, thus improving the reliability of and extending the usable life of the SSD. The series also includes end-to-end data path protection and a self-encrypting feature option that is compliant with Trusted Computing Group (TCG)6 Opal 2.0, the TCG specification for self-encrypting drive function. This is the first mainstream SSD product to use state of the art Toshiba A19nm Toggle 2.0 MLC NAND media.

“With the HG6 series, customers can trust they are using a storage solution with high performance and power efficiency that is ideal for a wide range of applications,” said Don Jeanette, senior director of marketing at Toshiba Storage Products Business Unit. “As inventors of NAND technology, we leverage our NAND expertise to optimize the performance and data integrity of this series, and truly give customers the power of choice with a broad selection of capacities and form factors.”

Product of the HG6 series will begin shipping in March 2014. For more information on Toshiba’s line of industry-leading SSDs, HDDs and SSHDs, visit To connect with Toshiba Storage, visit the corporate blog at and follow @ToshibaStorage on Twitter.


Form Factor     2.5-inch Case
(9.5 mmH)
      2.5-inch Case
(7.0 mmH)



M.2. 2280


M.2. 2280

Connector Type     Standard SATA       Standard SATA       mSATA       M.2 B-M       M.2 B-M

Number 7

    THNSxJyyyGBSU       THNSxJyyyGCSU       THNSxJyyyGMCU      


Memory     TOSHIBA A19 nm MLC NAND Flash Memory

Interface 9

    ACS-2, SATA revision 3.1 1.5/3/6 Gbit/s
Capacity     60/128/256/512 GB       60/128/256/512 GB       60/128/256/512 GB       128/256 GB

Performance 10

    Sequential Read (max): 534 MB/s{510 MiB/s} (2.5-inch 512 GB Model)
Sequential Write (max): 482 MB/s{460 MiB/s} (2.5-inch 512 GB Model)


    5.0 V ±5 %       3.3 V ±5 %       3.3 V ±5 %       3.3 V ±5 %


    Active: 3.3 W typ.
Idle: 125 mW typ.
      Active: 3.2 W typ.
Idle: 65 mW typ.
      Active:3.2 W typ.
Idle: 65 mW typ.
      Active: 2.5 W typ.
Idle: 65 mW typ.
Temperature     Operating:
0 °C - 70 °C
(case temperature)
-40 °C – 85 °C
0 °C - 80 °C
(components temperature)
-40 °C – 85 °C
0 °C - 80 °C
(components temperature)
-40 °C – 85 °C
0 °C - 80 °C
(components temperature)
-40 °C – 85 °C
Shock     14.7 km/s 2 {1500 G} at 0.5 ms
Vibration     Operating / Non-operating: 196 m/s 2 {20 G} at 10-2,000 Hz
Reliability     Mean Time to Failure (MTTF): 1,500,000 hours
Size     100.0 mm x 69.85 mm
x 9.5 mm
      100.0 mm x 69.85 mm
x 7.0 mm
      50.95 mm x 30.0 mm
x 3.95 mm
      80.0 mm x 22.0 mm
x 3.50 mm
      80.0 mm x 22.0 mm
x 2.15 mm
Weight     51-55 g typ.       49-53 g typ.       7.3-7.7 g typ.       7.0-9.3 g typ.       6.4-6.6 g typ.
More Features     ・ Translation mode which enables any drive configuration
・ 28-bit LBA mode commands and 48-bit LBA mode commands support
・ Multi word DMA, Ultra-DMA, Advanced PIO mode
・ Automatic retries and corrections for read errors

・ SED models are based on TCG OPAL version 2.0. SED models supports Wipe Technology.


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