Toshiba flicks their BiCS

Subject: Storage | October 12, 2017 - 02:34 PM |
Tagged: tr200, toshiba, BiCS, Toshiba TC58

The Tech Report tested out the 460GB version of the Toshiba TR200 SSD which uses 64-layer BiCS 3D flash.  It is not quite compliant with Ryan's Law, but an MSRP of $150 for this drive is quite affordable.  The drive uses Toshiba's own TC58 controller and like many current budget drives it lacks a RAM cache, making do with a psuedo-SLC cache.  Performance wise it came out about the same as the Trion 100, which is to say at the bottom of the SSD pack, but the Trion drive has a RAM cache which offers some hope for higher end models based on the same flash.  Pop by for the full review and think about this as a stocking stuffer for anyone you like, who is still spinning rust.

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"Toshiba's first client drive with BiCS flash inside is the entry-level TR200. Join us as we find out just how much storage performance you can get on a budget these days."

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October 12, 2017 | 04:38 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

$150 for 480GB is pretty nice. Those 'bottom-of-the-pack' speeds are still pretty nice and worlds faster than any HDD.

October 12, 2017 | 08:41 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

Ryan's law is i think down to 10 cents/GB? then will shift to 2 cents/GB immediately after that's achieved?

October 13, 2017 | 01:03 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

You are correct sir.

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