Toshiba today announced that it's begun sampling UFS storage based on its high-end 64-layer 3D VNAND memory.
Toshiba's new UFS 3D storage lineup has four capacities including 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, with all of the drives featuring both flash memory and a controller--which manages the drives health--in a standard JEDEC form factor.
The flash drives potentially have a total theoretical interface speed of up to 11.6Gbps, and the sequential read and write speeds of the 64GB option are 900MB/sec and 180MB/sec respectively. Toshiba boasts that the random read and write performance of the new lineup is about 200% and 180% respectively better than previous gen drives.
"By bringing our industry-leading BiCS FLASH technology to UFS, we continue to expand the capabilities of our embedded storage solutions," noted Scott Beekman, director of managed flash memory products for Toshiba Memory America. "Higher performance, good power efficiency and an expanded density lineup all enable existing and future applications to realize new possibilities."