As the Netbook battle heats up so does the need for larger sized SSDs.  Today, Toshiba unveiled their 256GB, 2.5-inch solid state drive.  It’s backed by a multi-level cell controller which provides ‘higher read-write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear leveling to optimize performance, reliability and endurance’.  So, expect a maximum read speed of 120Mbps and maximum write speed of 70MBps, via a SATA 3.0Gb per second interface.

This isn’t World record setting but with more players upping the SSD capacities, we should see significant price breaks next year.  Price for Toshiba 256GB SSD is unknown, but expect them to hit a Netbook near you late Q4 2008.

Official release here

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."