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Toshiba boosts flash amounts for laptops, Netbooks

Toshiba launches 256GB solid-state drives with MLC, and also adds small-size 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB Flash Modules for Netbooks.


This here drive launched by Toshiba Friday is its new high-density 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). Toshiba claims the 2.5-inch drive offers the essential performance needs for modern notebooks: reliability, fast read/write speeds (120MBps/70MBps) via a SATA 3.0Gbps interface, and plenty of space for your ones and zeros.

But, if you're saying to yourself "Forget notebooks; I need a bigger drive for my Netbook!" Well, Toshiba's got you covered there, too, with the launch of small SSD Flash Modules in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities. Not quite up to the speeds of the 2.5-inch drive, the SATA-3.0Gbps modules feature read/write speeds of 80MBps and 50MBps, respectively.

Mass production begins in Q4 2008. No pricing was announced.