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Toshiba THNSNF256GCSS 'Thin Sniff' 256GB SSD Preview (Page 14)

By Chris Ramseyer from Jan 30, 2013 @ 1:10 CST
Manufacturer: Toshiba

Final Thoughts

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Thin Sniff, it doesn't really roll off the tongue like Force GT, Vector or 840 Pro, but this drive's lame model number goes to show that it is designed for OEM installations.

I wouldn't be surprised to find this exact drive hitting the market under a different brand, maybe Kingston for their V-Series or another company. The performance is very good even without a DRAM buffer. If Toshiba is able to add a DRAM chip and program the controller to take advantage of it, this drive could be a contender in the higher performance market.

As it sits now, if the price is right, say $190 for the 256GB model, this could be a leader in the low price SSD market. Our tests show it's faster than the SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB, a drive currently selling for $210. It's really too bad Toshiba doesn't have a strong channel presence.

Since this isn't a full retail drive with known pricing, warranty terms and so on, we aren't scoring the Toshiba THNSNF here today. Hopefully at some point in the future this drive will circle back around, either in a notebook we purchase or as a branded product under a different name.

I still think Toshiba would have done well in the retail market, but moves such as those need to start well before a parts are ready to ship.

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