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Toshiba Launches 15nm MLC Based HK4 Series Enterprise SSDs
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Toshiba Launches 15nm MLC Based HK4 Series Enterprise SSDs

Sam ChenFebruary 25, 2016

Toshiba HK4 Series SSD

In addition to Toshiba’s recent SG5 series SSD announcement for the client sector, Toshiba also announced the new HK4 series SSD designed for the enterprise and datacenter. Utilizing in-house 15nm MLC NAND, the Toshiba HK4 series SSDs will be available two models: the HK4R for read intensive applications and the HK4E for mixed workload applications.

The HK4R series will be available in capacities of up to 1.92TB and is designed for read intensive applications such as web servers, file servers, video on demand applications, etc.  It features performance of up to 500/480 MB/s sequential read/writes and up to 75,000/14,000 IOPS 4K random reads/writes. Endurance is rated at up to 1DWPD for five years.

The HK4E series will be available in capacities of up to 1.6TB and is designed for datacenters or mixed workload applications. It features performance of up to 500/480 MB/s sequential read/writes and up to 75,000/30,000 IOPS 4K random reads/writes. Endurance is rated at up to 3DWPD for five years.

Both drives will feature full power loss protection and can optionally be purchased with SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) support. The non-SED HK4 series SSDs are available now while the SED enabled HK4 series SSDs will be available in April 2016.

More information on the Toshiba HK4 series SSDs can be found at the Toshiba website here.

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