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Toshiba BG4 NVMe SSD Review (Page 8)

Chris Ramseyer | Aug 9, 2019 at 9:52 am CDT - 0 mins, 53 secs time to read this page

Final Thoughts

Did you expect to see a DRAMless, actually a BGA DRAMless, SSD perform as well as the new Toshiba BG4?


To be honest, I didn't. After looking at the results, I went back to see the specifications and the notes from a briefing from nearly a year ago. I was convinced Toshiba changed the build and added a DRAM die in the package. We can confirm the BG4 is still a DRAMless design.

The drive is very quick for what it is, and most users would have a difficult time justifying upgrading a notebook with this drive inside. That's very high praise for any OEM-style SSD. Sadly, at this time, Toshiba doesn't have any plans to bring this drive to market as an upgrade product sold through retail channels. In the future, the drive may come to market, likely under the RC200 name like the BG3. Clearly, the BG4 would be a more competitive product with the new PCIe 3.0 x4 interface compared to the RC100 with only two PCIe lanes.

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Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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