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Toshiba Launches Enterprise Read Intensive SSD with SATA Interface

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it will expand its family of enterprise SSD with new models designed to support read intensive applications with SATA interface. The new "HK3R series” will start shipping from the end of this month.

Toshiba: Enterprise Read Intensive SSD with SATA Interface (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba: Enterprise Read Intensive SSD with SATA Interface (Photo: Business Wire)

"HK3R series” SSD have a 2.5-inch form factor, implement a 6Gbit/s SATA interface, and will be available in capacities up to 480GB[1]. The drives support one full DWPD[2] and are suited for server and storage systems for online transactions, cloud computing, online gaming and big data analytics, especially where customers are looking for a balance between cost, endurance and performance.

Toshiba has expanded its lineup of enterprise SSD products with the new enterprise read intensive "HK3R series" with SATA interface, in addition to the "PX series”, which uses SAS interface. The wide line-up of durability level and interface type makes it possible for customers to select products best suited to their system designs.


Outline of New Products:

Model Name   Recording Capacity   NAND Type   Outer Dimension   DWPD
THNSNJ480PCS3 480GB 19nm MLC (W) 69.85mm

(D) 100.0mm

(H) 7.0mm


THNSNJ120PCS3   120GB      
[1]   One gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 (109) byte.
[2] DWPD: Drive Write Per Day. One full drive write per day means the drive can be written and re-written to full capacity once a day every day for five years, the stated product warranty period. Actual results may vary due to system configuration, usage and other factors.

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Customer Inquiries:
Storage Products Division
Tel: +81-3-3457-2445

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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