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TOKYO — Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it will expand its family of enterprise SSD with new models designed to support read intensive applications with SATA interface. The new “HK3R series” will start shipping from the end of this month.
“HK3R series” SSD have a 2.5-inch form factor, implement a 6Gbit/s SATA interface, and will be available in capacities up to 480GB. The drives support one full DWPD and are suited for server and storage systems for online transactions, cloud computing, online gaming and big data analytics, especially where customers are looking for a balance between cost, endurance and performance.
Toshiba has expanded its lineup of enterprise SSD products with the new enterprise read intensive “HK3R series” with SATA interface, in addition to the “PX series”, which uses SAS interface. The wide line-up of durability level and interface type makes it possible for customers to select products best suited to their system designs.
|Outline of New Products:|
|Model Name||Recording Capacity||NAND Type||Outer Dimension||DWPD|
|THNSNJ480PCS3||480GB||19nm MLC||(W) 69.85mm(D) 100.0mm
 One gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 (109) byte.
 DWPD: Drive Write Per Day. One full drive write per day means the drive can be written and re-written to full capacity once a day every day for five years, the stated product warranty period. Actual results may vary due to system configuration, usage and other factors.
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Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion).