Toshiba PX03SN 12Gb/s SAS3 Enterprise SSD Review
Toshiba offers a refined 12Gb/s product stack with a flavor for every taste. The Toshiba PX02SS offers unmatched endurance in the 12Gb/s segment, while the Toshiba PX02SM provides solid endurance and serves as the mixed-use model for mainstream applications. The PX03SN steps in to provide amazing 12Gb/s performance at a much lower price point. The two heavier-use Toshiba SSDs utilize 24nm eMLC to provide robust endurance, but the PX03SN switches to 19nm consumer-grade MLC to provide a friendlier price point. Pairing the 19nm with the same design and controller as the leading Toshiba SSDs provides blistering performance in a more economical package.
The PX03SM comes in the familiar 2.5-inch form factor, and most notably features a 12Gb/s SAS3 connection. One of the greatest aspects of the PX03SN line is found in the capacity listing. The PX03SN is available in 200, 400, and 800GB capacities in the 7mm form factor, but a whopping 1.6TB version is available in 15mm. This tremendous capacity outstrips all HDDs in the 2.5-inch form factor and provides enhanced density for small servers. Performance density is also important, and the PX03SN brings outstanding performance in a small package.