Developed for incredibly fast data transfers, the Toshiba RC500 achieves up to 4.5 times higher reading speed and up to 3 times higher writing speed than normal SATA SSDs via the M.2 interface. Even the jump from normal HDDs to SSDs was a significantly noticeable and accelerated system enormous. History is now repeated with the M.2 data carriers from Toshiba. With such a data carrier, users can subject their system to an enormous performance boost.
The Toshiba RC500 NVMe SSD at a glance:
- Modern M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD with 250 GB capacity
- Fast 1,700 / 1,200 MB / s when reading / writing
- A total of 290,000 / 190,000 IOPS 4KB random read / write
- Toshiba controller & 3D-NAND BiCS FLASH, 96 layers, TLC
- M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD with very good read and write speed
With the introduction of the M.2 slot for connecting SSDs in modular design directly to the mainboard, the already very fast solid state drives made another leap in performance, since in most cases this modern slot no longer has the comparatively slow SATA -6G interface with a maximum net data rate of around 550 MB / s, but is connected via several lines of the PCI Express bus of the mainboard. Toshiba is now mixing up this premier class of significantly faster SSDs in M.2 format and is presenting the Toshiba RC500 NVMe SSD, an extremely fast M.2 PCIe SSD with 3D NAND TLC and in-house Toshiba controller.
Since the first final specification of the AHCI protocol for data transfers via SATA interface was only developed in 2004 with mechanical hard drives (HDDs) in mind, it is not surprising that from a technical point of view this is now the archaic standard for modern flash-based solid State drives (SSDs) are unsuitable - especially if they are not connected to the mainboard and CPU via SATA, but via significantly faster PCI Express lanes.
For this reason, the up-to-date NVM Express protocol (mostly abbreviated as NVMe) was created, which was designed entirely for SSDs connected via PCI-Express and their hardware potential, which had not been fully exploited to date, and therefore more parallelized data access operations (IOPS), higher Transfer rates, lower latencies and much lower command queues enabled. The lower access latencies in combination with power-saving modes optimized for PCI-Express also result in an overall increased energy efficiency.
The Toshiba controller of this ultra-fast drive of the latest generation, which comes in 2280 format (22 mm wide, 80 mm long), supports four PCI Express lanes of standard 3.0 (max. Around 3,900 MB / s possible!). In conjunction with the built-in 3D NAND TLC, the 250 GB variant of the Toshiba RC500 NVMe SSD offered here offers solid performance potential: The M works with up to 1,700 MB / s (read) and 1,200 MB / s (write) .2-Drive under PCIe 3.0 and achieves IOPS values of 290,000 in the 4KB random read or 190,000 in the 4KB random write.
Dimensions: 22 x 2.23 x 80 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: approx.7.2 g
Capacity: 250 GB
Memory: 3D-NAND TLC, Toshiba / WD, 96 layers (BiCS4)
Interface: M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
Performance (PCIe 3.0):
Reading: max. 1,700 MB / s
Write: max. 1,200 MB / s
IOPS (4KB Random Read): 290,000
IOPS (4KB Random Write): 190,000
Power consumption (operation): max. 3.8 W
Average life expectancy (MTTF): 1.5 million hours
TBW (Total Bytes Written): 100 TB
Operating temperature: 0 to 70 ° C
Manufacturer guarantee: 5 years