Two Minute Review of the Toshiba THNSNH128GCST Solid State Drive

Two Minute Review of the Toshiba THNSNH128GCST Solid State Drive

Toshiba have recently released their new THNSNH128GCST SSD and here is our two minute review.

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This is how Toshiba describe the drive:

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 THNSNH range delivers an uncompromised storage solution for high end and thin 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: THNSNHxxxGBST (9.5mm height, 60, 128, 256, 512 GB), THNSNHxxxGCST (7.0mm height, 60, 128, 256, 512 GB) and the THNSNHxxxGMCT (mSATATM).

The THNSNH 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 THNSNH series also utilises Advanced Power Management (APM) technology to ensure the lowest levels of energy consumption. With an additional ‘data corrupt protection’ feature, the SSDs protect any data which is being moved internally, against unexpected power-loss and write errors.

Features

• Up to 512GB of Storage Capacity
• 2.5-inch and mSATA Models
• 19 nm MLC NAND Flash
• Fast Access and Transfer Rates
• Excellent Power Consumption
• Toshiba Strong Error Correction Code (QSBC)
• Data Corrupt Protection from Unexpected Power Loss

Specifications

Specs

A Closer Look

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Performance Tests

Using HD Tune Pro connected to a SATA 3 6 Gb/s port running Windows 8.

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There is an average read speed of 266.6 MB/s.

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There is an average write speed of 242.9 MB/s.

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And here are the results using CrystalDiskMark, which as you can see give significantly better results:

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Final Thoughts

For this review we had the HNSNH128GCST SSD, which is the 128GB model. Toshiba really need to do a better job of naming their drives!

The SSD is very simple to use – just plug it in and away you go.

I was very impressed with the performance results we achieved during the various rounds of testing, it was a very quick drive indeed.

If you are looking for an SSD then you should definitely consider the HNSNH128GCST from Toshiba.

Price wise, the HNSNH128GCST retails for under £100 so look around for a good deal.

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