Toshiba HG6 SSD Review – A19nm NAND makes an entrance

 

Toshiba HG6 SSD Review - A19nm NAND makes an entrance

Review: Toshiba HG6 256GB SSD
Reviewed by: Wendy
Robertson

Provided by: Toshiba
Electronics Europe

Model: THNSNJ256GCSU
Firmware version: JUXA0101

 

Toshiba has been providing SSDs to OEMs for a long time, and
will no doubt continue to do so. Recently Toshiba acquired OCZ Technology,
which was a very wise move in my opinion. By acquiring OCZ, Toshiba gain a ‘state
of the art’ SSD controller in the shape of the Indilinx BareFoot 3, together
with OCZ’s considerable knowledge in SSD controller and firmware knowhow.

About 16 months ago, I had the good fortune to be able to
publish a review on the Toshiba THNSNF512GCSS 512GB SSD, which I found to be a very capable performer.

Today I’m taking a look at a new Toshiba
range of SSDs aimed at the mainstream SSD market, in the shape of the Toshiba HG6
series of SSDs.

The Toshiba HG6 series of SSDs comes in various capacities
and form factors. The available capacities are,  60GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB,
which are available in SATA 2.5 inch, mSATA, and M.2. form factors. The SSD I’m
looking at today is the 256GB SATA model.

So let’s find out how this new SSD performs in our range of
tests.

Toshiba company information

Toshiba should need no introduction, but those of you who
would like to find out more about Toshiba Electronics Europe, can do so at
their website.


The Toshiba HG6 256GB SSD

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what it
came shipped with.

Packaging

The review sample I received was a pre-production unit, and
was simply shipped to me in a padded envelope.

Toshiba HG6 SSD Review - A19nm NAND makes an entrance
Toshiba HG6 SSD range

The Toshiba HG6 range of SSDs is available in M.2., mSATA,
and 2.5 inch SATA form factors.  

Toshiba HG6 SSD Review - A19nm NAND makes an entrance
Drive bottom

 

Now let’s head to the next page, where we look in more
detail at the Toshiba HG6 256GB SSD…..