It did not take long for Toshiba to present the first series of media with proprietary and innovative memory dice. I am talking about the XG6 series, which hosted 96-layer BiCS 3D TLC systems on board.
At the beginning, it is worth noting that it is not about the recently produced BiCS QLC, which instead of 3 bits in a cell can store as many as 4 of them, so traditional TLC comes into play, but quite modern, because packed with up to 96 layers. This increased the disk’s capabilities in terms of the capacity offered, performance and density present in the cell structure. In terms of capacity, we are talking about a 40% increase in relation to 64-layer bones. So it’s no surprise that the XG6 series will only have a capacity starting from 256 GB.
There will also be a 512 GB and 1 TB version, and their (not disclosed at the moment) price will be set to compete with the latest Samsung EVO series. Customers can count on sequential reads up to 3,180 MB / s and writes up to 2,960 MB / s. In terms of random 4K samples, we can expect a performance of 355,000 IOPS in read and 365,000 IOPS in write. The XG6 media is expected to be backed by a 5-year limited warranty and is expected to ship in the next weeks.
Source: TechPowerUp, Guru3d