CES 2018: Toshiba RC100 NVMe SSD Series aims for mass market

Toshiba has just announced the RC100 Series, a new line of NVMe M.2 solid state drives (SSDs) for the mainstream consumer market. This series is powerful yet cost-effective, making NVMe storage accessible to everyone.

The drive features Toshiba’s own 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH and in-house developed SSD controller. The drive is aimed at bridging the gap between SATA 6 gigabits per second and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs.

It is ideal for those who are budget-conscious yet looking to upgrade to the industry’s latest interface and reduce cable clutter. The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1,620 megabytes per second and 1,130MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160,000 and 120,000 random read/write IOPS3, all without requiring onboard DRAM.

“The market has never been more ready for NVMe to go mainstream, but it needs the right product,” said Alex Mei, vice president marketing, consumer SSDs and storage outbound marketing at TMA. “With the ultimate balance of value, size, power, and performance, the RC100 SSD Series makes leveraging all the benefits of NVMe a reality for more users than ever before.”

Ideal for the entire spectrum of mainstream computing – from gaming desktops and notebooks to mini-PCs (NUCs) and everything in between – RC100 modules are offered in a compact M.2 2242 (22x42mm) form factor and available in 120 gigabyte, 240GB and 480GB capacities. Each RC100 SSD is backed by a 3-year warranty to ensure peace of mind.