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Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB SSD Review - Offers Great Value

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 8, 2014 10:08 am
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TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Toshiba

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB SSD

 

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This is the first time we've tested a Toshiba SSD with a retail package, and all of the accessories. The Toshiba package gives us some information on the front, including performance data.

 

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Inside, we found the drive in a bubble package, a quick install guide, and a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter plate.

 

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The bubble pack adds a nice touch, and secures the drive in the box really well.

 

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Here we get our first look at the Q Series Pro in 2.5" form factor. There really isn't much to the retail drive, at least not on the outside.

 

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All of the mounting points and the SATA power and data connectors are where they should be.

 

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Inside, we found a similar configuration to the THNSNH drive. Toshiba used a controller, and eight NAND flash packages. The controller and the flash all have thermal pads to push heat away from the package and into the drive's case. Note the lack of a DRAM buffer.

 

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All of the surface mount components are on the primary side.

 

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Here we get our first look at the Toshiba controller used in the Q Series Pro 256GB. The thermal pad makes it difficult to read all of the markings.

 

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It shouldn't be a surprise to find Toshiba NAND flash on the drive. Toshiba used 19nm flash with four die per package.

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