Toshiba crams 2TB into XG6 gumstick flash card

Toshiba has announced the -P version of its XG6 M.2 gumstick flash drive with doubled capacity and faster streaming write performance than its XG5-P predecessor.

The XG6-P has 2TB of capacity and performs sequential reading and writing at 3.18 and 2.92GB/sec compared to the XG5-P’s 3.0 and 2.2GB/sec. Random read and write IOPS numbers are up to 355,000 and 365,000 – compared with 320,000 and 265,000 for the XG5-P.

Like the XG6 on which it is based, the XG6-P uses 96-layer TLC (3bits/cell) flash and has a fast SLC (1bit/cell) cache.

This -P version of the XG6 has the same random read and write IOPS numbers, the same sequential read value but is marginally slower, at 2.92GB/sec, than the XG6’s 2.96GB/sec sequential write bandwidth.

Both XP6 models use a single-sided 2280 M.2 card format and consume less than five watts when operating. The XG6-P has optional TCG Pyrite Version 1.0 support for Non-SED (self-encrypting drive) configurations and TCG Opal Version 2.01 support for SED.

Toshiba is sampling this client workstation drive is sampling to OEM clients from mid-June. No datasheet is available yet.

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