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2019 Press Releases

March 15, 2019

Toshiba Memory Expands NVMe SSD Portfolio

Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH announces the availability of its XD5 Series NVMe™ SSD platform in a 2.5-inch[1], 7mm low-profile form factor that is optimized for low-latency and performance consistency in read-intensive workloads. Developed for both data center and cloud environments, the new 2.5-inch form factor XD5 Series is ideal for NoSQL databases, large-scale-out data mining and analysis, and streaming applications. The XD5 Series is also well-suited for Open Compute Project (OCP) applications and systems.

Built on 64-layer BiCS FLASH™ TLC (3-bit-per-cell) 3D flash memory, and featuring a PCIe® Gen3x4 interface, the new XD5 SSD 2.5-inch option delivers sequential read performance up to 2,700 megabytes per second (MB/s) and sequential write performance up to 895MB/s with low active power consumption of 7 watts[2]. At one drive write per day[3] (DWPD), the XD5 Series can write nearly 4 terabytes (TB) of random data daily for five years at a consistent performance rate. Random read/write performance is specified at 250,000/21,000 Input/Output Operations per Second[2] (IOPS) respectively, making the XD5 Series a predictable and reliable solution for read-intensive or heavy transactional workloads. 

The XD5 2.5-inch Series expands Toshiba Memory’s broad data center SSD portfolio and complements the previously released M.2 22110 form factor which supports 1,920 gigabyte (GB) and 3,840GB capacities[4]. The flash memory and controllers leveraged within the XD5 Series offer high reliability, data protection, end-to-end error detection and power-loss protection, and the product is backed by a five-year limited warranty.

“Expanding our already broad NVMe portfolio with the new XD5 shows Toshiba Memory’s commitment enabling cloud data centers with a wide variety of solutions for every need including high reliability, low-power solutions and consistent application performance,” explains Paul Rowan, Vice President SSD Business Unit, Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH. 

Toshiba Memory’s PCIe NVMe SSDs are designed for multiple enterprise and data center workload profiles and include the XD5 Series, the CD5 Series and the CM5 Series, which help customers address their demanding data environments and realize the most value from their flash storage. The key specifications for this portfolio include the following:

Toshiba Memory continues to lead the industry with flash innovations for the evolving data center landscape and is committed to long-term customer relationships. With significant investments in memory, SSD development and fab capacity, customers can depend on Toshiba Memory for leading-edge flash storage technologies.