Toshiba today announced its XG-5 series NVMe SSDs which utilize the company’s 64 layer 3D TLC NAND BiCS memory. The SSDs in the XG-5 series come in a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor and should gradually become available in Q2 of this year. The drives are targeted at the OEM market.
In its press release Toshiba boasts that it reduced power consumption in standby with 50% compared to its XG-3 series. More specific, the XG-5 SSDs should consume less than 3mW in standby.
The NVMe SSDs will become available in capacities of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. Toshiba specifies maximum sequential reads of 3000 MB/s and maximum sequential writes of 2100 MB/s. The company hasn’t disclosed any information on the random read and write performance and also other information about the drives is sparse.