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Toshiba's New HG6 SSDs Can Self-Encrypt

Toshiba has launched a new series of SSDs: the HG6 series. This series will not only consist of 2.5" drives, but also drives with the mSATA format as well as the new M.2 format.

The drives will have sequential read and write speeds of up to 534 MB/s and 482 MB/s, respectively, and transfer data over a SATA3 interface. Toshiba has also presented an option for self-encryption according to the TCG Opal Ver. 2.0 standards, which will also have the SSDs self-wipe when hooked up to unregistered machines.

Toshiba will release 9.5 mm thick 2.5" drives, 7.0 mm thick 2.5" drives, mSATA drives, and double-sided M.2 drives with capacities ranging from 60 GB to 512 GB, while the single-sided M.2 units will be available in either 128 GB versions or 256 GB versions.

There was no word on pricing yet, though shipments are expected to start in March.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.