Toshiba: new M.2 NVMe SSDs for mainstream gamers, DIY system builders

Toshiba Memory Europe announced the launch of the RC100 Series at International CES 2018, a new line of NVMe (NVM Express) M.2 solid state drives for the retail, e-tail, system integrator, and channel markets. The new RC100 series features a powerful yet cost-effective design, making NVMe storage accessible to everyone. Starting with Toshiba’s own 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC BiCS FLASH and in-house developed SSD controller in a single package, the RC100 was built to offer consumers a viable alternative to pricier high-end NVMe SSDs. In addition to affordability, RC100 SSDs are designed for efficiency, delivering a power-optimised storage solution particularly sought after by mobile users looking to increase battery life.

The RC100 Series offers excellent performance that bridges the gap between SATA 6Gbit/s and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs, ensuring it sits in the ‘sweet spot’ for value-oriented users looking to upgrade to the industry’s latest interface and reduce cable clutter. The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1620 MB/s and 1130 MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160,000 and 120,000 random read/write IOPS, all without requiring on-board DRAM.

Ideal for the entire spectrum of mainstream computing - from gaming desktops and notebooks to mini-PCs (NUCs) and everything in between - RC100 modules are offered in a compact M.2 2242 (22 x 42mm) form factor and available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. Each RC100 SSD is backed by a 3-year warranty to ensure peace of mind.


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