Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH launched today the TR200 SATA solid state drive (SSD) series for the retail market. Leveraging Toshiba’s latest 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH the TR200 series offers PC gamers and DIY enthusiasts Toshiba’s first upgrade SSD with 64-layer 3D flash memory.
Toshiba TR200 SSDs offer an easy and affordable way to enhance notebook or desktop experiences by increasing system responsiveness and productivity over traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). With a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface, the TR200 series is rated for sequential read/write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 525 MB/s and random read/write performances of up to 80,000 and 87,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS). In addition to the excellent SATA performance, TR200 SSDs provide low power consumption that translates into a longer battery life for on-the-go users.
The TR200 series will be showcased at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy) in Shanghai, China from July 27-30 and Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from August 22-26 (Hall 10.1/B024). TR200 drives will be offered in a 2.5-inch form factor and are available in 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB capacities and will be available at retailers and etailers this autumn.