Toshiba to Showcase World’s First PCI Express Single Package SSD at CES

  • January 6, 2015
  • Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor & Storage Products Company

TOKYO – Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced it will showcase a reference display of the world’s first[1]  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.

The ”BG Series” SSDs on reference display will be products under development. Utilizing Toshiba’s cutting-edge packaging technology applied in products like e・MMC™, it is the world’s first PCI Express single package SSD, available in capacities up to 256 GB in a 16 mm × 20 mm × 1.65 mm BGA package. Also to be showcased will be a reference display of the world’s smallest[2] 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%[3], compared to 2.5-inch types widely used in PCs. It also reduces storage space by more than 95%[4]. 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

[1] As of January 6, 2015. Toshiba survey.
[2] As of January 6, 2015. Toshiba survey.
[3] Compared with Toshiba’s existing products.
[4] Compared with Toshiba’s existing products.

「BG Series」

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
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  • Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
  • Product specifications are under development and are current as of January 6, 2015.

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