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Toshiba RC100 Series of Value-Optimized NVMe SSDs

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Affordable NVMe SSD for storage upgrades in gaming desktop, notebook and mini PC

Düsseldorf, Germany, 12 June 2018 - Toshiba Memory Europe (TME), European subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, announced that its RC100 Series of NVMe™ (NVM Express)[1] M.2 solid state drives (SSDs) is now available. First introduced at CES 2018, the new RC100 Series is geared towards the retail Do-it-Yourself market and features a powerful yet cost-effective design to make the benefits of NVMe storage accessible to more users than ever before.

The Toshiba OCZ RC100 Series is well-suited to the entire spectrum of mainstream computing – from gaming desktops and notebooks to mini-PCs (NUCs) and everything in between. The new drives are available in capacities of 120, 240 and 480GB[2].

While the performance advantages of first-generation NVMe drives are well known, this high performance has come at an equally high cost – until now.  By leveraging its state-of-the-art 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH™ technology and an in-house-developed controller, Toshiba Memory Corporation was able to fit an entire SSD within a single BGA package. The RC100 Series balances cost and performance and bridges the gap between SATA and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs. A compact design also enables the RC100 to fit onto an M.2 2242 (22x42mm) PCB, making it one of the smallest SSDs commercially available.

In addition to affordability, RC100 SSDs are designed for efficiency, consuming approximately 70 percent of the active power draw of enthusiast NVMe drives[3]and giving mobile users even longer battery life on the go.

“With the RC100 Series, we sought to offer power efficient and compact NVMe SSD drives at a more affordable price,” said Paul Rowan, General Manager for the SSD business unit of Toshiba Memory Europe.
 
The Toshiba RC100 Series can be purchased from major retail stores and e-tailers in Europe.

Please visit https://ssd.toshiba-memory.com/en-emea/ for more information.

NOTES

[1] NVMe and NVM Express are trademarks of NVM Express, Inc. All other company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
 
[2] Definition of capacity: Toshiba Memory Corporation defines a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 2³º bytes = 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] As compared to enthusiast NVMe SSDs using 3D flash memory at the same capacity level, based on our SYSMark 2014 SE measured results.

About Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH

We, Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH, are European business of Toshiba Memory Corporation. Our company offers a broad product line of flash memory products, including SD Cards, USB flash drives, and embedded memory components, in addition to solid state drives (SSD). Our company maintains offices in Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. President is Masaru Takeuchi. 

For more information on the full range of our memory and SSD products please visit: https://www.toshiba-memory.com/cms/en/