Toshiba's new 64 layer NVMe drive takes the cake

Subject: Storage | June 28, 2017 - 02:12 PM |
Tagged: Toshiba XG5, toshiba, ssd, NVMe, nand, M.2, BiCS, 64-Layer

We first heard about the Toshiba XG5 1TB NVMe SSD at Computex, with its 64 layer BiCS flash and stated read speeds of 3GB/s, writes just over 2 GB/s.  Today Kitguru published a review of the new drive, including ATTO results which match and even exceed the advertised read and write speeds.  Their real world test involved copying 30GB of movies off of a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro to the XG5, only Samsung's new 960 lineup and the OCZ RD400 were able to beat Toshiba's new SSD.  Read more in their full review, right here.

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"The Toshiba XG5 1TB NVMe SSD contains Toshiba's newest 3D 64-Layer BiCS memory and our report will examine Toshiba's newest memory, as well as their newest NVMe controller to go along with it."

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June 28, 2017 | 05:12 PM - Posted by rcald2000

*Jeremy* Thank you for this update.

- rcald2000 (Rob C.)

June 29, 2017 | 07:27 PM - Posted by Christopher Lennon (not verified)

Why does this article claim that KitGuru reviewed this SSD when it is obvious that the SSDReview did it?

June 30, 2017 | 03:06 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom


July 5, 2017 | 03:35 PM - Posted by Paul A. Mitchell, B.A., M.S. (not verified)

I prefer Allyn's reviews over that site:
the latter's owner favors marketing over
objective evaluations, and responds very
negatively to criticism.

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