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Toshiba Q300 Pro and Q300 Series SSD Released, See Features, Specs and Price

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Toshiba recently introduced two new leading-class internal SSD storage devices, the Toshiba Q300 Pro Series and Toshiba Q300 Series SSD. The Q300 Pro is a powerful SSD that is geared towards gamers, graphic designers and CAD engineers; while the Q300 Series is an efficient SSD designed for HDD upgrade and everyday computing. More information about these two new drives is detailed from the official news below.

Toshiba Q300 Pro Series SSD features Toshiba Q300 Series SSD features

Toshiba Q300 Pro Series and Q300 Series SSD Features

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., announced today two new internal solid-state drive (SSD) storage devices with up to 960GB1 of capacity. The new SSDs include the Toshiba Q300 Pro Series Internal SSD Hard Drive, built for gaming and creative applications with high-end demand for performance and reliability and the Toshiba Q300 Series Internal SSD, offering a balance of high performance and value, ideal for PC upgrades from traditional hard drives. With Adaptive Size SLC Write cache technology to enable SLC-like performance, both models offer high processing speed and low power consumption and are compatible with Windows®, Mac® and Linux®.

Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division:
“Toshiba’s announcement of the new Q300 Pro and Q300 internal SSDs demonstrates that Toshiba is continuously striving to bring the best storage solutions to the market,”. “Today’s announcement addresses increasing consumer demand for speed, performance, quality and reliability to improve their computing experience. As the inventor of flash memory, our new Q300 and Q300 Pro Internal SSD Series delivers leading-class performance and reliability to meet a wide variety of computing needs.”

The Toshiba Q300 Pro Series is a reliable, high-performance internal SSD geared towards avid gamers, graphic designers, CAD engineers and anyone else needing pro-level performance. Built with 2-bit-per-cell NAND MLC flash technology, the Q300 Pro Series offers top performance and reliability with class-leading sequential read/write performance and endurance. Toshiba’s in-house controller and NAND flash technology work in parallel to deliver enhanced performance and reliability, offering a seamless integrated upgrade solution for a consumer’s device. Its exclusive error correction technology ensures high-precision data readout for improved reliability. The Q300 Pro Series offers up to 512 GB of capacity in a 7mm slim, lightweight aluminum design that is ideal for ultra-thin notebooks and game consoles.

Also available is the Toshiba Q300 Series – built with 3-bit-per-cell NAND TLC flash technology and Toshiba’s in-house controller, it is a high-speed SSD that’s ideal for mainstream and mobile users seeking a PC upgrade from a traditional hard drive to revitalize their computer’s performance. Offering up to 960 GB of storage with a three-year standard limited warranty2, this SSD delivers ultra-quiet operation, low power consumption and tough shock resistance for greater long-term durability all in an ultra-thin 7mm design.

Toshiba Q300 Series Pro SSD specs and price Toshiba Q300 Series SSD specs and price

Toshiba Q300 Pro and Q300 SSD Specifications

Product Model Q300 Internal SSDQ300 Pro Internal SSD
Capacity¹960GB, 480GB, 240GB, 120GB512GB, 256GB, 128GB
Ideal forHDD Upgrade / Everyday ComputingGaming / Graphic Design / Animation
Physical SpecificationsInterfaceSATA 6Gb/s, compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s
Form Factor2.5" type/7mm height case
ControllerToshiba TC358790Toshiba TC58NC1000
NAND Type3-bit-per-cell Flash (TLC)2-bit-per-cell Flash (MLC)
Dimensions (L x W x H)3.94" x 2.75" x 0.28"
Weight1.73 oz - 1.87 oz1.62 oz - 1.69 oz
PerformanceMax Sequential Read/Write (MB/s)²550/530550/520
Max Random Read/Write (MB/s)³87K/83K92K/63K
EnvironmentalPower Consumption (Watts)Active: 5.1 W max typ. Idle: 1.1 W typ.Active: 3.3 W max typ. Idle: 125 mW typ.
TemperatureOperating: 0 °C - 65 °C (case temperature) Non-operating: -40 °C – 85 °C
Shock14.7 km/s {1500 G} at 0.5 ms 2
ReliabilityMTTF (Mean Time To Failure)1,500,000 hours
EnduranceTBW* (Total Bytes Written)960GB: 240TB /480GB: 120TB /240GB: 60TB /120GB: 30TB512GB: 320TB /256GB: 160TB /128GB: 80TB
Supported FeaturesTRIM Support 4YesYes
Garbage CollectionYesYes
Advanced Speed TechnologyAdaptive Size SLC Write cache technology
Read Only ModeYesYes
QSBC ECC (Quadruple Swing-by Code) Error Correction TechnologyNoYes
Patrol Read TechnologyNoYes
Thermal Control SensorNoYes
SMART SupportYesYes
SoftwareUtility Tool (available in December 2015)Free via download
Data MigrationNTI Echo (Free via download)
AccessoriesSpacer for 9.5mm drive bay
Warranty 53-Year Standard Limited Warranty5-Year Standard Limited Warranty

Price and Where to Buy

Both the Toshiba Q300 Pro and Q300 SSD Series are now available on Toshiba.com/us/. Below are their respective Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices.

Q300 Pro Series Internal SSDs:

  • $124.99 MSRP for 128GB
  • $199.99 MSRP for 256GB
  • $389.99 MSRP for 512GB

Q300 Series Internal SSDs:

  • $99.99 MSRP for 120GB
  • $159.99 MSRP for 240GB
  • $309.99 MSRP for 480GB
  • $449.99 MSRP for 960GB
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