Toshiba last week broke the news concerning the debut of their new Q Series Pro line of internal SSDs. The product as we can ascertain is catered towards PC gaming and people who have an interest in boosting their system performance. Toshiba have yet to release the hardware specifications concerning the new SSDs, but we understand the product to be extremely lightweight and sized at 7mm.
Toshiba seem to be very confident that their new line of SSDs will offer “industry-proven caliber and authenticity with leading performance, speeds and capabilities” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Product marketing and development.
Best Buy has already placed the new Toshiba Q Series Pro 128 GB model on their website and the new 256 GB model for the reasonable price of $309.99. In conjunction, Toshiba also plan to release a 512 GB model for the more expensive price of $739. What we understand from the limited information released so far, is that Toshiba are moving in the direction of SSD card being used as a viable replacement for hard drives in laptops and Ultrabooks and are to ship with a mounting spacer so the drive can comfortably fit their new 9.55mm bays.
The brief specs released to the public, suggests that both models will connect via SATA 3 interface at 6GBs. Both these products are marketed as hardy technology that is resistant to shocks and vibrations and a more eco-friendly and energy efficient product.
So what do you think of the new SSDs that are about to hit the market? Would this be a product that you wish to buy? How fair is the pricing? And can you see yourself using the product as a replacement for a multitude of storage devices.