Toshiba adds HK3E2 and HK3R2 eSSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components announced two new enterprise solid state drives (eSSDs) series – the HK3E2 and HK3R2 drive.

HK3E2, which is available in capacities up to 800GB2 in a 2.5-inch standard form-factor (7mm Z-height), is designed for mainstream enterprise applications such as exchange mail servers, web servers, database servers, indexing servers and data center storage workloads. The company said that the HK3E2 series has a three drive writes per day (DWPD) endurance specification for five years with a 4KiB enterprise workload.


Toshiba said HK3R2, which is available in capacities up to 960GB in a 2.5-inch standard form factor (7mm Z-height), is designed for read intensive applications and workloads such as read caching, video streaming and data center storage. The HK3R2 has an endurance rating of one DWPD for five years4 with a random 4KiB enterprise workload.

This apart, HK3R2 Series and HK3E2 Series incorporate Toshiba’s QSBC (Quadruple Swing-By Code) error-correction technology, a error correction code (ECC), which helps protect customer data from corruption caused by NAND flash memory media wear, extending the life of Toshiba SSDs.

The series also feature both a Toshiba-designed SATA SSD controller and Toshiba 19nm second generation MLC NAND flash.

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