Written by admin December 19th, 2008 No comments
Toshiba has announced today the upcoming launch of an SSD (solid state drive) 2.5-inch capacity of 512 gigabytes.
The new unit, which will be presented to the ESC from 8 to 11 next January in Las Vegas, is based on NAND MLC (Multi-Level Cell) to 43 nanometers.
The new family consists of other SSD 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB in size from 1.8 to 2.5 inch, 512 GB disk is provided only in size from 2.5 inches.
Samples of the new drives will be available for the first quarter (January-March) of 2009, with mass production scheduled for the second quarter (April-June) 2009.
The discs have a read speed of 240 MB / sec and write speeds of 200 MB / sec. The discs also offer encryption via the standard AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) to 128 bits. The MTTF (Mean Time To Failure), the average life is 1 million hours.
Toshiba and many market analysts expect SSDs to begin to gain significant market positions in 2009, coming to be mounted in 10% of notebooks by 2010 and 25% by 2012.