Toshiba Unveils Mainstream RC100 NVMe SSD Series at CES 2018

New M.2 NVMe SSDs Value-Optimized for Mainstream Gamers, DIY System Builders

LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2017 — Today at International CES 2018, Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, announced the RC100 Series, a new line of NVMe™ (NVM Express™)1 M.2 solid state drives (SSDs) for the retail, e-tail, system integrator, and channel markets. The new RC100 series features a powerful yet cost-effective design, making NVMe storage accessible to everyone.

Starting with Toshiba Memory Corporation’s own state-of-the-art 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH™ and in-house developed SSD controller in a single package, the RC100 was built to offer consumers a viable alternative to pricier high-end NVMe SSDs. In addition to affordability, RC100 SSDs are designed for efficiency, delivering a power-optimized storage solution particularly sought after by mobile users looking to increase battery life.

The RC100 Series offers excellent performance that bridges the gap between SATA 6Gbit/s and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs, ensuring it sits in the ‘sweet spot’ for value-oriented users looking to upgrade to the industry’s latest interface2 and reduce cable clutter. The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1620 MB/s and 1130 MB/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 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities4. Each RC100 SSD is backed by a 3-year warranty5 to ensure peace of mind.

TMA will be showcasing the RC100 at its private suites at the Westgate Las Vegas from January 9th – 11th, and will participate in Pepcom’s Digital Experience at CES from 7:00-10:00 pm on Monday, January 8th.

For more information on Toshiba’s line of industry-leading SSDs, please visit: https://www.kioxia.com/en-us/top.html. To learn more about Toshiba’s storage solutions, follow @KioxiaAmerica on Twitter.

About Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world’s seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing over 199,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at https://www.kioxia.com/en-us/top.html.

About OCZ
OCZ is an enthusiast SSD brand offered by Toshiba for the consumer market. More information is available at https://ssd.toshiba-memory.com.

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