Meet the M.2 drive that offers volumes up to half a terabyte of less than half the length of most models we know
Toshiba may be a company that has to deal with countless difficult economic problems on a daily basis, but fortunately it does not behave like one, at least when it comes to the storage market - and continues to provide us with new, interesting and competitive products frequently, the newest being a means storage Which can also give the most compact computers the possibility to enjoy reasonable volumes and speeds that exceed the limitations of SATA standards.
The Japanese manufacturer's new family of drives is not intended for home consumers but for companies that develop and assemble PCs of all kinds, but you probably will not object to seeing the BG3 appear on your next device - it is a drive SSD Pay in shell chip Based on the company 's new 3 - D BiCS3 architecture in the TLC configuration, alongside a management controller Toshiba herself.
The BG3 will be offered in a BGA shell configuration for soldering directly on the system motherboard or in a removable M.2 drive configuration with a minimum standard length of only 30 millimeters, and although their dimensions make any average M.2 drive look like a giant - you will find them equipped with volumes of Between 128 GB and 512 GB, with continuous read and write speeds of up to 1,520 megabytes per second and up to 840 megabytes per second, respectively.
The new models do not include dedicated DRAM-based cache memory, but do include support for an up-to-date capability known as HMB (Host Memory Buffer) that allows a small amount of memory to be stored.RAM The general of the system (about 38 megabytes in this case) for queue use memory The drive cache, and for significantly higher random performance in short bursts of work - add to that a promise of modest power consumption that does not exceed 3.2 watts at work and you get a product that may be very popular in a new generation of light, thin and small computers.
For dessert, Toshiba declares that the price of the BG3 drives can be similar or even identical to that of drives SSD In a single package based on the old SATA interface, so the advantages mentioned in the previous paragraphs will not necessarily come along with an increased price, to our delight.
Expect to see these products pop up in the first commercial products within a few months, and we hope that their mini-home alternative will be launched sometime later.