Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SSD Review

Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SSD Review

 

 

Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SSD Review

Review: Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SATA SSD

Reviewed by: J.Reynolds

Provided by:  Toshiba

Firmware:  JYRA4101

 

 

Introduction

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.

 

Packaging

To get started let’s have a look at the Toshiba Q300 PRO’s
packaging –

Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SSD Review

Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SSD Review

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 –

Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SSD Review

 

Here is Toshiba’s specification for the Q300 PRO –

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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.

Toshiba Q300 PRO 1024GB SSD Review

 


Now let’s head to the next page, to look at my approach
to testing Client SSDs…..