Positioned as the high-end SSD in the Toshiba OCZ product lineup, the new Toshiba OCZ RD400 SSD is based on Toshiba's 15nm MLC NAND and uses NVMe protocol and PCI-Express Gen3 x4 interface, providing significant performance improvement compared to standard SATA-based SSDs.
According to the provided specifications, the OCZ RD400 NVMe SSD reached sequential performance of up to 2,600MB/s for read and up to 1,600MB/s for write with random 4K read and write performance of up to 210,000 and 140,000 IOPS.
The Toshiba OCZ RD400 will be offered in two versions, as a stand-alone M.2 module or with a PCIe adapter card and be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1024GB (1TB) capacities. The new OCZ RD400 has an endurance rating of up to 592 TBW (depending on the model) and is backed by a five-year warranty.
Although branded as a Toshiba SSD, the OCZ RD400 SSD will still be supported by both OCZ's SSD Utility Software and be a part of OCZ's Advanced Warranty.
The Toshiba OCZ RD400 SSD should be available soon with a price set at US $109.99 for the 128GB, US $169.99 for the 256GB, US $309.99 for the 512GB and US $739.99 for the 1024GB model. The models that come with a PCIe AIC will be around US $20 expensive.