TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 6, 2015 — Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced it will showcase a reference display of the world’s first PCI Express (PCIe) single package SSD, integrating up to 256 GB in a single BGA package, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to be held from January 6 to January 9 in Las Vegas, U.S.A.
Toshiba: World's First PCI Express Single Package SSD (Photo: Business Wire)
The “BG Series” SSDs on reference display will be products under development. Utilizing Toshiba’s cutting-edge packaging technology applied in products like e・MMCTM, it is the world’s first PCI Express single package SSD, available in capacities up to 256 GB in a 16 mm x 20 mm x 1.65 mm BGA package. Also to be showcased will be a reference display of the world’s smallest removable module type SSD, which integrates the BGA single package SSD on a single-sided form factor.
The new SSDs incorporate PCI Express, a high speed serial I/O interface for PCs, as physical interface and NVM Express optimized for SSDs as command interface.
The single package type SSDs of the new series weigh below 1 g, reducing weight by approximately 98%, compared to 2.5-inch types widely used in PCs. It also reduces storage space by more than 95%. It can contribute to light-weight mobile PCs and also to longer battery life by increasing available space for battery packs.
Outline of the Reference Display
|Form Factor||Single Package type|
|Capacity||128 GB||256 GB|
|Size||W||16 mm||16 mm|
|D||20 mm||20 mm|
|H||1.40 mm||1.65 mm|
|Interface Standard||Physical||PCI Express Base Specification Revision 3.0|
|Command||NVM Express revision 1.1|