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Default Toshiba launches new range of SSDs for Enterprise applications

New drives feature NAND flash with wide interfaces support along with high capacities

21 August, 2012, Dusseldorf – Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE), Storage Products Division, today announced a major expansion of its PX-Series enterprise Solid State Drive (eSSD) product range with three new models aimed at a broad range of enterprise applications. The PX-Series reflects Toshiba’s continued storage innovation and coincides with the company’s celebration of its 25th anniversary as the inventor of NAND flash technology. Each model is optimised for its target segment with NAND flash processes, capacity and interface support.

The PX02SM series is Toshiba’s first eSSD to utilise cost-effective 24nm eMLC (enterprise multi-level cell) NAND technology, with capacities of 200/400/800GB[1] and 1.6TB, and is also its first with a dual-port 12Gb/sec SAS interface. With a form-factor equivalent to industry-standard 2.5inch (6.4 cm) HDDs, the PX02SM series incorporates additional capabilities that enhance performance as well as reliability, including Toshiba’s proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) for improved error correction compared to competing solid-state memory technologies and power loss protection technologies.

The PX02AM series is optimised for entry-to-mid-level server and storage applications requiring balance, reliability, capacity and endurance and features 24nm eMLC NAND flash in capacities of 100, 200 and 400GB, all with a 6Gb/s SATA (Serial ATA) interface. With a slim 7mm 2.5inch industry-standard form-factor, all models offer power-loss protection.

The PX03AN series is targeted at entry-level server applications and is Toshiba’s first eSSD family using 19nm cMLC (consumer multi-level cell) NAND flash, in capacities of 55, 120, 240 and 480 GB.

Toshiba’s unique integrated SSD design and manufacturing capability ensures that key components of the SSD, including NAND flash, are designed by Toshiba leveraging Toshiba’s vertical integration and leadership strengths in the growing SSD market. Component and design commonality also reduces qualification time for Toshiba customers and reflects Toshiba’s partner-driven approach to SSD design and manufacturing.

“As SSDs continue broaden their reach into enterprise applications, from databases to decision support systems, our customers are looking to an equally broad set of SSD solutions,” said Martin Larsson, vice president, Toshiba Electronics Europe. “Today’s announcement showcases how Toshiba is providing our partners with the ability to deliver the best storage solutions for every enterprise need.”

The PX02SM 200, 400 and 800GB models will start shipping for select projects in October, with the 1.6 TB model shipping later in the fourth quarter of 2012. The PX02AM series of value-line eSSDs and the PX03AN series of entry-level eSSDs will both commence shipments end this year.

About Toshiba Europe Storage Products Division

Toshiba Europe Storage Products Division (SPD) has remained at the forefront of the storage industry for over 40 years and is the world's only storage supplier that owns design, development, manufacturing, sales and other infrastructure functions spanning the enterprise, mobile and retail environments for both HDD and SSD products. Customers are original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and distributors within the EMEA region.

As a leading provider of integrated storage solutions and as the principal inventor of NAND flash storage, Toshiba sets many of today’s industry standards for storage technology. Throughout its history, Toshiba SPD has revolutionised the design and development of storage devices and its drives can be found inside the world's leading GPS navigation systems, consumer electronics, computers and enterprise solutions. In addition, Toshiba Storage Products Division offers an extensive range of advanced technology drives such as high durability 24/7, extended temperature and SSDs for the consumer, industrial, enterprise and automotive sector.

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About Toshiba Electronics Europe

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs and display products for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as HDD and SSD solutions for embedded applications. TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.

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 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at
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