Toshibas 2.5 Inch 512gb SSD Announced

Shortly on the heels of Toshiba’s propping up of SanDisk to gain some leverage in the SSD market against giant Samsung, Toshiba has announced that it will be bringing a new lineup of NAND-flash-based solid state drives to market in the first quarter of 2009. Claiming the industry’s first 2.5-inch 512GB SSD, based on 43 nanometer Multi-Level Cell NAND, Toshiba Semiconductor VP Kiyoshi Kobayashi stated “This new 43nm SSD family balances value/performance characteristics for its targeted consumer applications, through use of MLC NAND and an advanced controller architecture.”
The drives maximum sequential read speed is 240MB ps, with a maximum sequential write speed of 200MBps. Mass production isnt supposed to begin until the second quarter of 09.

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