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Toshiba Launches Client SSDs Using 19nm Second-Generation NAND Process Technology
Associated Press
2014-02-19 10:42 AM

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 18, 2014--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of the "HG6 series" of client SSDs integrating NAND chips fabricated with 19nm second-generation process technology. Shipping will start from March.

Toshiba "HG6 series" client SSDs using 19nm second-generation NAND process technology (Photo: Business Wire)

The new HG6 series SSDs are Toshiba's first to use NAND chips fabricated with 19nm second-generation process technology. Versions will be available in capacities from 60GB to 512GB [1], in 2.5-type, thin space-saving mSATA? [2] and M.2 (single- and double-sided) form factors, to meet various requirements.

The new SSDs include a self-encrypting option that is compliant with the Trusted Computing Group's [3] TCG Opal Ver. 2.0. They also incorporate Toshiba's original wipe function, which automatically erases data when an SSD is accessed by an unregistered system.

All models in the series integrate a 6Gbit/s SATA interface and have a maximum sequential read speed of 534MB/s (512GB model). They offer fast booting and application starts, and their low power consumption help to improve battery life in mobile devices. The HG6 series is suitable for notebook PCs, workstations, thin clients, server boot drives and read-intensive enterprise applications.

Notes [1] mSATA? is a trademark of the Serial ATA International Organization. [2] Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary." [3] The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms. [4] 1MiB (mebibyte) = 1,048,576B(2 20 )

Follow this link for more on this product. http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/eng/product/storage/built-in/client_ssd/index.html

Customer Inquiries: cSSD Sales & Marketing Department Tel: +81-3-3457-3432

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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CONTACT: Media Inquiries:

Toshiba Corporation

Semiconductor & Storage Products Company

Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-4963

semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

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SOURCE: Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company

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