Yesterday, the pirate ship shocked the world with the PCIe4.0 MP600 SSD, which provided crazy read and write speeds. While this product is really exciting, the reality is that most consumers won't soon have a PCIe 4.0 compatible computer. Many early adopters will buy a motherboard based on the AMD X570 chipset and the third-generation AMD RYZEN processor, but most machines will not support PCIe 4.0 for years.
Therefore, PCIe 3.0-based NVMe SSDs will remain an attractive choice for some time. Today, Toshiba announced that it will upgrade its XG6 model and introduce the XG6-P NVMe SSD, which provides a very impressive read and write speed and should Attract gamers, PC enthusiasts and corporate users.
The XG6-P SSD uses Toshiba Memory's 96-layer BiCS FLASH 3D TLC (3 bits per cell) to provide high storage capacity while maintaining an ultra-thin design with outstanding performance. The XG6-P series features PCIe Gen 3 x4 channel (version 3.1a) / NVMe (version 1.3a) interface for sequential reads up to 3180MB/s and sequential write speeds of 2920MB/s and up to 355,000 IOPS random reads. Take a random write speed of 365,000 IOPS.
Operating at less than 5 watts, the XG6-P SSD delivers outstanding performance-to-power ratios in a dense, compact volume. Among them, the 2048GB XG6-P solid state drive adopts single-sided M.2 2280 (22 x 80mm) form factor and provides security options, including support for non-SED (self-encrypting drive) TCG Pyrite version 1.0 and support for SED TCG Opal version 2.01. The full capacity list is not yet known, but the maximum capacity will be 2TB. Pricing and launch dates are currently unknown, but Toshiba will begin sending samples to PC makers next month.