The last couple of years SSD’s have moved forward in vast rate, and the arrival of NVMe drives pushed the overall performance to a new lever, but the pricing is a factor that still holds people away from NVMe SSD’s, and hopefully the release of the the Toshiba RC100 will bridge that gap.
Today Toshiba has unveiled the RC100 NVMe SSD, the RC100 NVMe SSD will be using the 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH and in-house developed SSD controller in a single package, the RC100 was built to offer consumers a viable alternative to pricier high-end NVMe SSDs. In addition to affordability, RC100 SSDs are designed for efficiency, delivering a power-optimized storage solution particularly sought after by mobile users looking to increase battery life.
The RC100 Series offers excellent performance that bridges the gap between SATA 6 and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs, ensuring it sits in the ‘sweet spot’ for value-oriented users looking to upgrade to the industry’s latest interface 2 and reduce cable clutter. The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1,620 MB/s and 1,130MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160,000 and 120,000 random read/write IOPS, all without requiring onboard DRAM. The Toshiba RC100 is available is 2242 from factor (22x42mm) and in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, Toshiba also has a three year warranty on all drives.