Life After Sata

Upgrade your application performance with value SAS and data center NVMe™ SSDs
Life after SATA
Make the Shift

Your Server is Better with Value SAS

SATA SSDs are good, but value SAS (vSAS) is here to change the game. Value SAS SSDs deliver higher performance and reliability at a competitive price point to SATA.

What is Value SAS?

Better than SATA 

Better than SATA

Built on the strengths of SAS, value SAS is a new class of SSD designed to replace SATA in servers.
Robust Features and Performance 

Robust Features and Performance

Optimized for server applications, value SAS provides better performance, reliability and features than enterprise SATA SSDs.

Why Choose Value SAS?

Easy Deployment 

Easy Deployment

Simply select value SAS instead of SATA SSDs for your SAS-enabled server. No other changes required.
Greater Value 

Exceptional Value

Competitively priced with enterprise SATA, value SAS delivers lower TCO and better server utilization. Do more with value SAS.

Best Performance and Latency with Data Center NVMe


What is Data Center NVMe?


Higher Performance and Better Resource Utilization

Data center NVMe (dNVMe) is a new class of SSD that not only delivers the “best” performance and lower latency for servers, but is priced competitively with enterprise SATA.

Why Choose Data Center NVMe?

Built for Speed and QoS 

Built for Speed and QoS

NVMe performance with quality-of-service built in provides consistent, predictable performance.
Better TCO and Server Utilization 

Better TCO and Server Utilization

Higher server and application performance means better resource utilization and lower Total Cost of Ownership.

Comparison Matrix

Enterprise SATA (6GB/s) BETTER
Value SAS (12GB/s)
Data Center NVMe (PCIe® Gen 3x4)
Sequential Read 550MB/s 830MB/s 3.0GB/s
Sequential Write 500MB/s 650MB/s 1.8GB/s
Random Read (4K) 85K IOPS 150K IOPS 500K IOPS
Random Write (4K) 35K IOPS 35K IOPS 35K IOPS

* The “practical” performance represents typical performance at the product level, based on benchmark testing in a Toshiba lab environment. An OLTP application was used for measurement of server-side performance. The 6Gb/s enterprise SATA SSD performance numbers are based on a sampling of leading competitive SATA SSDs as of the date of publish, while the 12Gb/s value SAS and data center NVMe SSD performance numbers are based on Toshiba Memory SSDs.

Definition of capacity: Toshiba Memory Corporation defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

IOPS: Input Output Per Second (or the number of I/O operations per second).

Why Choose Toshiba Memory?







Toshiba Memory invented NAND flash in 1987 and remains a storage leader today, focusing on innovation, quality and reliability. We are the first company to offer a compelling answer to “life after SATA” with innovative solutions like value SAS.

Learn and Evaluate

Performance Brief
TechTarget White Paper
A New Strategy to Address SATA Limitations on CPU and Server Performance
Why You Should Modernize Your Mindset for the Data Storage in Server
White Paper
Delivering Advanced Performance and Improved Server Utilization with Value SAS SSDs
Best Practices
Comparing SSD Interfaces in Server: Which SSD Interfaces are Good, Better or Best?
Value SAS: A New Class of SSD and Why You Need it
Performance Brief
Good - Better - Best: Assessing Today’s SSD Interfaces in Servers
Get the most out of your servers with the right SSD.

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