Items tagged with Toshiba

Backblaze is one of the top-end personal and business data backup companies out there. Providing data backup to a plethora of people is no easy task, and it also a massive amount of hard drives. Quarterly, Backblaze reports on the drives they have in their systems and what they have newly deployed.  This is a roundabout way of seeing what manufacturer needs to improve with regards to reliably, while also informing the consumers about off-the-shelf components that they may be putting inside their own rigs. Without further delay, let’s dive into the stats for their 142,630 spinning hard drives in Q2 2020... Looking at the hard drive failure chart, there are some interesting tidbits to... Read more...
Around the country, there are still a lot of people who are spending more time at home than usual because of the coronavirus and shutdowns in various communities. That means many active people who are typically out enjoying life are stuck indoors watching movies and TV more than normal. This has led to many people looking for a TV upgrade, and Best Buy has an excellent deal on a 50-inch 4K UHD TV. The deal is on a Toshiba 50-inch TV (model number 50LF621U21), and it has integrated Fire TV software, making it a smart TV that can support streaming movies and TV shows from all major services. The 4K UHD TV supports HDR and has a 2160p native resolution. The usual retail price for the TV is $379.99.... Read more...
Kioxia America, formerly known as Toshiba Memory America, has unveiled two new lines of solid-state drive (SSDs) that are designed for the enterprise and data center markets. While we've seen some consumer-level SSDs that have been able to achieve breakneck speeds courtesy of the PCIe 4.0 interface, these new Kioxia SSDs are on an elevated plane with respect to performance. First up is the CM6 Series SSD family, which is available in capacities ranging from 800GB up to a mind-boggling 30.72TB. Equally as impressive as the storage capacity of these SSDs are their performance, which is rated at up to 6.9GB/sec for both sequential reads and writes. Random read/write performance checks... Read more...
Toshiba announced its next-generation BG4 solid state drive all the way back at CES in early January of this year. The diminutive, little Toshiba BG4 isn’t about the latest and greatest in bleeding-edge SSD storage performance or pushing the envelope in terms of throughput. However, it does still represent a significant step forward in regard to power and performance in the smallest of form factors – you’ll see exactly what we mean in a couple of the photos below. The 1TB Toshiba BG4 we will be showing you here is essentially a single-chip solution, cable of multi-gigabyte per second sequential transfers. It’s exactly the kind of device OEMs and ODMs look for when designing... Read more...
Toshiba on Tuesday announced it has developed a new XFMEXPRESS form factor for "removable PCIe attached, NVMe memory devices," otherwise known as SSDs. These are not like any traditional SSDs, however, but smaller and lower-height ones to enable fast storage in increasingly thinner and lighter devices, including ultrabooks and things like VR headsets. "With a new form factor and an innovative connector, XFMEXPRESS technology delivers an unparalleled combination of features designed to revolutionize ultra-mobile PCs, IoT devices and various embedded applications. Recognizing the need for a new class of removable storage, Toshiba Memory leveraged its extensive background in single-package memory... Read more...
Amazon has announced the launch of a new line of Fire TVs from Toshiba packing some new features that movie and TV fans will appreciate. The TVs all have enhanced 4K Dolby Vision HDR display with an expanded range of contrast and color gamut coverage, with over 8 million pixels for crisp, deep contrast, and vibrant bright colors. Dolby Vision promises improvements when compared to a standard HDR image fidelity, with scene-by-scene dynamic color metadata support. Dolby Vision HDR promises highlights up to 40 times brighter and blacks that are ten times darker. Amazon notes that there are hundreds of hours of streaming content offered in Dolby Vision format that users can enjoy on the Amazon Fire... Read more...
While some companies have begun trotting out PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid state drives, Toshiba on Wednesday announced an updated version of its XG6 series from last year. The new XG6-P still shuttles data through the PCIe 3.0 bus, but ups the ante over the previous generation drives with faster sequential and random read and write speeds. Toshiba also doubled the capacity of the new drive series. The previous generation XG6 series made waves for being the first NVMe SSDs to incorporate 96-layer BiCS 3D NAND flash memory chips. Compared to its 64-layer predecessors, the then-new 96-layer tech allowed Toshiba to increase the capacity per unit chip size by 40 percent. As a result, that drive line topped... Read more...
No information is safe in the Internet age. Citycomp, an Germany-based IT services company, reported that they had been hacked and blackmailed. Some of their clients include Oracle, Airbus, Toshiba, Volkswagen, Leica, and Porsche. Citycomp is an IT services company that provides items such as servers, storage, and other computer equipment to other major companies. It appears that the hackers targeted the German branches of these international companies. The list of victims includes both corporations with an international reach and strictly German companies. The hackers, who go by the alias "Boris-Bullet Dodger", have distributed some of the stolen files on a website. Some of the affected firms... Read more...
Deals and sales are popping up like spring daisies in April. Amazon in particular is offering some products for nearly 50% off this weekend. While you prep your Easter egg hunt or Passover seder, keep an eye on out for a discounted Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, TCL 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV, Amazon Echo Dots and Fire TV sticks, and many more items. Several of these products are also available through Amazon Prime, so you will be able to cash in on free shipping too, if you are a member.  If you have been itching to upgrade your Game of Thrones viewing experience, now may be the time to strike. Amazon is offering discounts on a few different TV and media... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the biggest events in the Tech space each year. We typically see a dizzying array of new products launch during the week of CES; more than we are likely to see in the following few months. Not all products are block-buster standouts though, and some of these technological spectacles inevitably shine brighter than others. After sifting though all the products we saw last week, we've compiled a list of the best products that we got time with at CES 2019. And with that, we'll just dive right in... Asus ProArt PA90 Asus's ProArt PA90 is a cylindrical mini-PC that packs a surprising amount of power into it a compact enclosure. These systems... Read more...
Toshiba today rolled out its latest family of NVMe SSDs that will be used by OEMs later this year. The new BG4, as its name implies, is a 4th generation, single-chip ball grid array (BGA) SSD that brings some pretty impressive performance gains over its BG3 predecessor. For starters, the BG4 uses 96-layer 3D BiCS TLC NAND instead of 64-layers, which not only bolsters overall capacities, but also keeps power consumption in check (Toshiba says that overall power consumption has been reduced by 20 percent). And whereas the BG3 uses an NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 interface, the BG4 instead uses an NVMe PCIe 3.0x4 interface for increased throughput.   So, what does this mean for shipping parts?... Read more...
Here's my bold, and maybe biased prediction: Red Sox are going to the World Series, Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl, Celtics are a lock for the NBA Finals, and the Bruins will compete for the Stanley Cup. If you're a diehard Boston sports fan like myself and want to catch all the glory on something bigger and better than 32-inch TV, you can upsize your viewing experience at Amazon today with a snazzy deal on a Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $349.99. That's a good deal even if you hate Boston sports (unthinkable!). This is one of Amazon's Fire TV Edition models too, which means the Fire TV experience is built into the set for streaming goodness. It comes with a Voice Remote with... Read more...
On the next episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks - Marco, Chris and Dave will be poking fun at Apple's follies and announcements from their Gather Round event, taking a look at Samsung's Galaxy Watch, the amazing DJI Mavic Air drone, Dell's potent new XPS 15 (9570), the sleek, fast and beautiful OnePlus 6 and next gen OnePlus 6T, new SSDs from Toshiba and Samsung - and well, more, of course... Show Notes: 03:10 - Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Feature-Rich With Great Battery Life 10:56 - Apple's Bush League Web Leaks Spoil iPhone And Apple Watch Gather Round Event 38:13 - Dell XPS 15 (9570) Review: Same Beauty, Even More Beast 49:17 - DJI Mavic Air Drone Review: A Compact, Powerful... Read more...
Toshiba has released a string of top-notch, affordable NVMe solid state drives over the last couple of years featuring its BiCS flash memory technology, which target a wide array of market segments. We’ve shown you a few recently, like the diminutive, affordable OCZ RC100 and the mainstream OEM targeted, XG5. Today, Toshiba is redoubling its efforts in the OEM segment with yet another new client NVMe drive, the XG6. We first posted news of the XG6 a few weeks back – if you’d like to check out the initial announcement, it is available right here. Like the XG5, this new drive is optimized for consumer desktop and mobile computing applications and it features Toshiba’s... Read more...
Toshiba has uncloaked its new XG6 Client NVMe SSDs that are targeted at OEM customers and will be installed in PCs that you’ll be able to purchase from a variety of manufacturers.  The XG6 serves a successor to the existing XG5 family, but will sit alongside the XG5-P, which is offered in higher capacities. What makes the XG6 so interesting is that it is the world’s first SSD to use 96-layer BiCS 3D NAND flash memory. Compared to its 64-layer predecessors, the new 96-layer tech allows Toshiba to increase capacity per unit chip size by 40 percent. In addition, power consumption of 4.7 watts or less put the SSDs more on par with far slower SATA SSDs currently on market.... Read more...
Although we first caught a glimpse of the SSD that would become the Toshiba OCZ RC100 back at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, they are now ready for public consumption and Toshiba has just begun shipping the drives. If you’re not hip to the OCZ RC100, it’s a new family of solid state drives that’s specifically designed to push the NVMe interface and smaller M.2 form factor further down into mainstream price points. Toshiba accomplishes this feat by using a single-package design that packs the NAND flash memory and controller into a single chip. The drive’s design is also DRAM-less to further reduce costs. The end result is a tiny, power-efficient product that... Read more...
Over the past two weeks, we have detailed an ongoing issue that has prevented PCs with certain Intel SSDs from upgrading to the new Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Microsoft was vague about what SSDs were affected at first, but then later confirmed that the bug crippled the Intel SSD 600p and Intel SSD Pro 6000 series. "When attempting to upgrade to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, select devices with Intel SSD 600p series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p series may crash and enter a UEFI screen after reboot," said Microsoft earlier this month. "Microsoft is working with OEM partners and Intel to identify and block devices with Intel SSD 600p series or Intel SSD Pro 6000p series... Read more...
Back in September we heard rumors floating around that "very soon" Toshiba would be launching a massive 14TB storage solution for desktop computers. Fast-forward three months and the new Toshiba MG07ACA series HDD has landed and is heralded as the world's first 9-disk helium-sealed design. The drive brings 14TB of conventional magnetic recording (CMR) storage capacity and spins at 7,200 rpm. Since the drive uses an industry standard 3.5-inch form factor, it will easily integrate into existing cloud-scale storage infrastructures, servers, and storage arrays. This might be the ideal HDD for computer enthusiasts with lots of digital content and games they need to store. Toshiba writes, "The massive... Read more...
Toshiba has announced the new XG5-P NVMe SSD that promises fast speeds in capacities up to 2TB. The M.2 gumstick style NVMe SSD is based on 64-layer 3D BiCS NAND memory and Toshiba says that it's tuned for an improved full access range of random read/write performance with gains of up to 55% compared to standard Toshiba XG5 SSDs. This flavor of Toshiba NVMe SSD is built to provide the sort of performance required by gamers and workstation professional content delivery workloads. Sequential read and write speeds are listed at 3,000 MB/sec and 2,200 MB/sec respectively, while random read and write IOPS top out at 320,000 and 265,000 respectively. The XG5-P series uses a Toshiba in-house developed... Read more...
Toshiba has announced an array of products featuring various flavors of its 64-layer BiCS 3D Flash memory. We previously took a look at the speedy Toshiba XG5 NVMe M.2 SSD, and found it to be a capable performer. Today, however, Toshiba takes its 64-layer BiCS 3D Flash technology in another direction with the brand-new TR200 series SATA solid state drives we’ll be showing you here. The Toshiba TR200 series SSDs are built around 64-Layer 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS Flash, but use the legacy SATA interface and target budget-conscious do-it-yourselfers. Toshiba’s BiCS Flash memory employs a three-dimensional (3D) stacked cell structure that is designed for high density applications,... Read more...
After spending many months battling roadblock after roadblock in its fight to continue to be listed on the Toyko Stock Exchange, Toshiba has unveiled a definitive plan to offload its microchip business. Investors have come to the company's rescue, offering up $18 billion USD to acquire its lucrative NAND capacities. Investors include American investment firm Bain Capital, and two organizations controlled by the Japanese government: Innovation Network Corporation, and Development Bank of Japan. With its $2 trillion yen sale, Toshiba would be $740 billion yen for the better, allowing it to remain on the TSE, in turn enabling further investments from the public. Thus far in its attempt to sell its... Read more...
Toshiba is apparently getting ready to release a 14-terabyte capacity hard drive model. So say company representatives at the Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai, China, who indicated that 14TB helium-filled HDDs would hit the marketplace "very soon." When pressed for clarification on how soon they were talking about, the representatives said the large capacity HDDs would arrive by the end of 2017.The largest capacity HDD currently available is 12TB—both Seagate and Western Digital's HGST division offer 12TB models aimed at the enterprise market. These are single drive solutions and they are also filled with helium. Should Toshiba meet is goal of releasing a 14TB HDD by the end of the year,... Read more...
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