Toshiba today announced its TR200 SATA solid state drive (SSD) series for the retail market. The drives use Toshiba’s latest 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS 64-layer NAND flash memory and are targeted at gamers and DIY enthusiasts.
The TR200 SSDs use the 6 Gbit/s SATA interface and have specified sequential read/write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 525 MB/s respectively. Random read/write performances are specified at up to 80,000 and 87,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS).
According to Toshiba the TR200 series SSD provide low power consumption translating into a longer battery life for laptop users.
Toshiba’s TR200 drives will be offered in a 2.5-inch form factor and are available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities and will become available this autumn.