The day we can get speeds and performance similar to those of drives NVMe On all our devices continues to approach
Last year we saw Samsung introduce us to an amazing development - a drive SSD Complete with a single microchip with BGA bracket, ready to be sold on all Motherboard Which can populate it, including those of tablets and even smartphones. Although we still do not know about Unlocked או טאבלט Some small one that has been able to taste this new development capability officially, is now receiving a declaration that can guarantee that this matter will come soon, when you are a member Toshiba Announces its new BG drives, which are equally competitive and equally interesting.
The new BG drives are characterized by an almost unbelievably tiny configuration of only 20 × 16 millimeters - this includes a dedicated M.2 connector, which actually turns them into drives SSD Especially compact, that can be integrated into most of the existing computer platforms on the market today, and enable them to be further minimized and minimized.
The tiny drives are based on Toshiba's self-contained 128D flash chip technology, BiCS, in its latest generation and three-bit TLC configuration for each semiconductor compartment - allowing the tiny drives to reach volumes of between 512GB and 1.2GB (!), With standard support The NVMe 3.0 and PCI-Express 2 × 2 bandwidth support, get transfer speeds of up to 20GB per second and highly competitive random performance. If that's not enough for you, Toshiba has already stated that a new and even more compact generation of BiCS technology will be able to give us BG drives with a full terabyte volume - when we remind you that this is a product whose surface area is only XNUMX percent of that of a drive SSD Standard in the M.2 standard.
Toshiba has been able to reach these tiny dimensions thanks to the use of one single chassis that includes both theSSD Of the product and several different layers for the storage volume itself, so that to the same extent that this case was welded on a printed circuit board with an M.2 holder - it can be soldered directly to the motherboard of any computerized device, just as with סמסונג, For volumes storage And unprecedented performance on tablets and smartphones. Stunning!
All that remains now is to wonder when all this could happen in a practical and commercial way, and not just as part of a prototype - and we do not yet have an answer to that at the moment, although the arrival of additional competition in the field is very welcome from our point of view. And applications in the field, so we have reason to maintain cautious optimism. what do you think? Let's share in the comments.