Review: Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SATA SSD
Reviewed by: J.Reynolds
Provided by: Toshiba
Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SATA SSD (hereafter referred to as the Toshiba Q300 PRO).
The Toshiba Q300 PRO was launched back in 2016. I think it is fair to say that although it was considered to be a strong performer, with strong endurance, it was thought by many to be overpriced.
Now it is being discounted, I feel it is worth seeing how it stands up to recent products such as the Samsung 860 PRO – please read on to find out.
The Toshiba Q300 PRO uses Toshiba’s 2 bit MLC 15nm NAND and a proprietary Toshiba TC358790 controller.
To get started let’s have a look at the Toshiba Q300 PRO’s packaging –
The drive looks and feels well built. The drive is a thin 7mm and a spacer (which the drive is sitting on in the picture above) is included to make a better fit when the drive is used in a 9.5mm space. NTI Echo 3 migration software is provided, via a download, to support the migration of the contents of another drive to the Q300 PRO.
Market Positioning and Specification
This is how Toshiba positions their Q300 PRO –
Here is Toshiba’s specification for the Q300 PRO –
You can see that the specification tells us that the Toshiba Q300 PRO has ‘Adaptive Size SLC Write Cache Technology’ and we will look out for evidence of this in our testing.
Now let’s head to the next page, to look at my approach to testing Client SSDs…..