Toshiba HG5 512GB review

The heavyweights of the NAND market weigh in with a chunky SSD

By  from PCFormat Issue 276
Product Type
Solid State Drive
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Storage Capacity
512 GB
Maximum Read Transfer Rate
524 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate
461 MBps
7 mm
69.9 mm
100 mm
Product Series
Product Model
Product Name
THNSNFxxxGxxS World's First 19 nm Nand cSSD
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This family of solid state drives (SSDs) utilises the advanced Multi-Level Cell (MLC) 19nm NAND technology from Toshiba. With an unrivalled combination of capacity, performance and power efficiency, the THNSNF range delivers an uncompromised storage solution for high end notebooks, tablets, PCs, all-in-one desktop computers as well as industrial PC applications. The small form factor drives boast a high capacity of up to 512 GB and are available in a range of sizes: THNSNFxxxGBSS (9.5mm height, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB), THNSNFxxxGCSS (7.0mm height, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB) and the THNSNFxxxGMCS (mSATATM).
The THNSNF range of SSDs features Toshiba's QSBCTM (Quadruple Swing-By Code), a strong and highly efficient Error Correction Code (ECC) protecting against any read errors in the device. Furthermore, deterministic zeroing TRIM function is supported, allowing the host operating system to inform the SSD about data blocks which are no longer in use and can be wiped internally. The THNSNF series also utilises Advanced Power Management (APM) technology to ensure the lowest levels of energy consumption.
The THNSNF is one of the most desirable SSD solutions available on the market today ensuring Toshiba as the NAND Flash technology leader.
Weight (Approximate)
52 g
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