Toshiba to Showcase World's First PCI Express Single Package SSD at CES

Toshiba: World's First PCI Express Single Package SSD (Photo: Business Wire)

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2015 International CES

TOKYO--()--Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced it will showcase a reference display of the world’s first[1] PCI Express (PCIe) single package SSD, integrating up to 256 GB in a single BGA package, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to be held from January 6 to January 9 in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

The “BG Series” SSDs on reference display will be products under development. Utilizing Toshiba’s cutting-edge packaging technology applied in products like e・MMCTM, it is the world’s first PCI Express single package SSD, available in capacities up to 256 GB in a 16 mm x 20 mm x 1.65 mm BGA package. Also to be showcased will be a reference display of the world’s smallest[2] removable module type SSD, which integrates the BGA single package SSD on a single-sided form factor.

The new SSDs incorporate PCI Express, a high speed serial I/O interface for PCs, as physical interface and NVM Express optimized for SSDs as command interface.

The single package type SSDs of the new series weigh below 1 g, reducing weight by approximately 98%[3], compared to 2.5-inch types widely used in PCs. It also reduces storage space by more than 95%[4]. It can contribute to light-weight mobile PCs and also to longer battery life by increasing available space for battery packs.

Outline of the Reference Display

BG Series

Form Factor   Single Package type
Capacity 128 GB   256 GB
Size   W 16 mm 16 mm
D 20 mm 20 mm
  H 1.40 mm   1.65 mm
Interface Standard Physical PCI Express Base Specification Revision 3.0
  Command   NVM Express revision 1.1
 

Notes:
[1] As of January 6, 2015. Toshiba survey.
[2] As of January 6, 2015. Toshiba survey.
[3] Compared with Toshiba’s existing products.
[4] Compared with Toshiba’s existing products.

* Names and brands mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners
* Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
* Product specifications are under development and are current as of January 6, 2015.

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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 Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
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Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

Release Summary

Toshiba will showcase a reference display of the world's first PCI Express (PCIe) single package SSD, integrating up to 256 GB in a single BGA package, at the 2015 CES.

Contacts

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp