Toshiba Introduces New Internal Solid State Drive Upgrade Solutions

  Toshiba Introduces New Internal Solid State Drive Upgrade Solutions

  Addition of Q Series Pro Internal Solid State Drive Strengthens Toshiba’s
     foothold on the SSD market with a new high performance drive upgrade

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- October 10, 2013

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America
Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Toshiba Q Series Pro PC
Internal Solid State Drive. This new high performance drive upgrade for PCs
provides consumers with a reliable and convenient way to increase productivity
and offers safe storage for all personal data. Ideal for consumers who need to
boost their PC storage performance to the next level, Toshiba’s Q Series Pro
PC Internal Solid State drive is an efficient storage solution that offers
faster boot-up and operation for the PC.

“Toshiba’s comprehensive ecosystem of devices positions the company at an
advantage when understanding consumer needs for storage,” said Maciek Brzeski,
vice president of product marketing and development of branded storage
products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products
Division. “The Q Series Pro PC Internal Solid State Drive offers
industry-proven caliber and authenticity with leading performance, speeds and
capabilities.”

With worldwide SSD shipments predicted to rise to 239 million units in 2016,
amounting to approximately 40 percent of the size of the HDD market^1, Toshiba
plans to continue bringing superior SSD offerings to market that meet the
expectations of consumers.

Ideal for avid gamers, graphics professionals, and multi-taskers who need to
boost PC performance to a best in class level, Toshiba’s Q Series Pro PC
Internal Solid State drive is an efficient storage solution that offers faster
boot-up and operation for the PC. Toshiba Solid State Drive consumes less
power than a standard hard drive. Users will discover they have more time to
work and play on their laptop and will have to spend less time worrying about
finding the next power outlet.

With a new 7mm slim and lightweight design, the Toshiba Q Series Pro Solid
State Drive works well with Ultrabooks. A mounting spacer is included to work
in laptops with traditional full-height 9.5mm drive bays. It also comes with
free, downloadable easy-to-use migration software to help transfer data from
existing drive to the Q-Series Pro Solid State Drive.

Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, Toshiba Q Series Pro Solid State Drive is
built in accordance with Toshiba’s high quality standard offering high
performance drive upgrade for PC and is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB
capacities.

Pricing and Availability

The Toshiba Q Series Pro PC Internal Solid State drive will be available for
purchase at select retailers and on Toshiba.com in late October 2013. The
128GB model will be $159.99 MSRP, the 256 GB model will be $309.99 MSRP, and
the 512 GB model will be $739.99 MSRP.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units:
Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication
Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services
and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions,
TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable
devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets;
storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified
communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales,
marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and
Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba
America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on
TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high
technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and
electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and
components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social
infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and
today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000
employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77
billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

© 2013 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and
company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their
respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices,
specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is
subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

^1 According to IHS iSuppli.

Contact:

Access Communications for Toshiba Branded Storage
Jared Ricardo, 415-844-6232
jricardo@accesspr.com
 
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