Toshiba announced its THNSNF Series of solid state drives based on 19nm process NAND flash memory. Providing high performance and energy efficiency, and coming in three form factors, the THNSNF targeted at broad range of notebook, desktop, embedded and commercial markets. Toshiba’s new line uses 19nm Toggle MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash and will be available in 2.5-inch 9.5mm height (THNSNFxxxGBSS), 2.5-inch 7mm height 9THNSNFxxxGCSS) and mSATA (THNSNFxxxGMCS) form factors. All of them use SATA III 6Gbps interface.
All three form factors will have 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models, and the 2.5-inch 9.5mm and 7mm form factor will also get 512GB model. These THNSNF SSDs offer up to 524MB of sequential read and 461MB/s sequential write speeds, and up to 80k/30k Random 4KB IOPS read/write performance. Toshiba includes the Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) efficient error correction code technology for data protection.
The Toshiba THNSNF delivers efficient power utilization of less than 0.1 W, and features Advanced Power Management (APM) technology to control power consumption, and optional Automatic Thermal Control to reduce power consumption in response to drive temperatures. Mass production for the THNSNF series will start in August 2012.