Toshiba Announces New RD500 and RC500 NVMe SSDs

Toshiba RD500 and RC500 NVMe SSDs
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Toshiba has just announced two new series of PCIe NVMe SSDs, codenamed RD500 and RC500. They are designed for PC enthusiasts and gamers, which all feature Toshiba’s own latest 96-layer TLC BiCS FLASH 3D memory.

The two drives use a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and NVMe version 1.3c standard. They are only available in M.2 2280 form factor. The RD500 has much better performance with a 8-channel memory controller. It can reach sequential read/write speeds at up to 3400 MB/s and 3200 MB/s. IOPS can achieve up to 685,000 in read and 625,000 in write. 5 years of warranty are provided. You can choose storage capacity between 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB.

The RC500 is equipped with a more mediocre 4-channel memory controller. It has sequential read/write speeds at up to 1700 MB/s and 1600 MB/s respectively. IOPS drop to 355,000 in read and 410,000 in write. The maximum capacity reduces to 1 TB, along with the 250 GB and 500 GB options. The drive comes with a 3-year warranty.

The RD500 and RC500 SSDs will hit the European and Asian markets in the 4th quarter of 2019. Pricing has yet been revealed.

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