32 nm solid state drivesToshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. expanded its lineup of NAND-flash-based solid state drives (SSDs) including 128-gigabyte (GB) Half-Slim /mSATA SG Series SSD modules ideally suited for a variety of applications including mini-mobile/netbook PCs, and a third generation, high performance HG3 Series featuring high performance read/write SSDs. Both families of SSDs are based upon Toshiba 32 nm Multi-Level Cell NAND. The 128 GB mSATA and Half-Slim modules are appropriate for applications enabled by smaller form factors and lower power such as mini mobile PCs, netbooks and other mobile applications. The Toshiba SG2 Series offer a maximum sequential read speed of 180 MBps2 and maximum sequential write speed of 70 MBps. The 128GB modules are only one-seventh the volume and one-eighth the weight of 2.5-inch form factor SSDs, and are asserted to consume a fraction of the power. Both new series support the TRIM Command implemented in Windows 7. TRIM enables the OS to tell the SSD controller that the data can be actually deleted, freeing the blocks for subsequent use and maintaining SSD performance across its life.

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