Toshiba’s Dynabook makes SSD breakthrough

14 May 2009

Toshiba’s new Dynabook SS RX2 notebook series launched today, claiming the honour of the world’s first PC with an integrated 512GB SSD (solid state drive) – the largest capacity available to date.

The Dynabook goes on sale today from Toshiba’s online store for Japanese customers only, and is available in two versions.

The 512GB SSD notebook is lightweight, slim-line and has souped-up battery life, but its SSD technology is what makes it stand out.

This new 512GB SSD uses multi-level NAND flash memory to give the Dynabook the world’s largest capacity SSD, with four times the density of SSD integrated into currently available products, according to Toshiba, which developed the technology.

This technology also boosts read and write speeds by up to 230pc and 450pc respectively, in comparison to the integrated SSDs in current PCs on the market.

Because the internal SSD means no moving parts, such as those featured in the traditional mechanical hard drive, the Dynabook has added shock and vibration resistance.

There is no timeline yet for when the Dynabook SS RX2 notebook series will go on sale in Europe and the US.

By Marie Boran