Toshiba Announces VMware vSAN Certification for PX05S Enterprise SAS SSDs

PX05S 12Gbit/s SAS Family Attains VMware® vSAN™1 Certification; Delivers More Choices for vSAN 6.6 Enterprise and Data Center Customers

IRVINE, Calif. — APRIL 11, 2017 — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces that its PX05S 12Gbit/s2 SAS SSD family has earned VMware vSAN 6.6 certification, furthering options for hyper-converged infrastructure virtual environments. With VMware vSAN certification, Toshiba PX05S 12Gbit/s SAS SSDs offer the benefits of tiered storage solutions to meet the demanding needs of Toshiba’s enterprise and data center customers. This certification demonstrates Toshiba’s dedication to offer a wide-array of options to meet every challenge and reinforces the company’s recent recognition by IDC as the fastest growing storage device vendor in the $17 billion solid state drive (SSD) segment for 20163.

The PX05S SAS family is VMware vSAN certified up through version 6.6. Delivering sustained random read performance of 270k IOPS, the 12Gbit/s SAS SSDs offer enterprise-optimized latency, power, performance and encryption capabilities for applications such as virtual desktops, remote IT, DevOps infrastructure, DR and business critical applications.

“Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions based on VMware vSAN give storage customers new-found flexibility in selecting hardware and fast access to the latest innovations, including Toshiba’s latest enterprise SAS SSD family,” said Lee Caswell, vice president of storage marketing at VMware. “We work closely with Toshiba because they understand the needs of the enterprise storage market and deliver certified solutions for our customers’ virtualized enterprise environments.”

“VMware customers require the most reliable and high performing solutions for their virtualized infrastructure and software defined storage,” said Jeremy Werner, vice president SSD marketing and product planning at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Toshiba meets that demand by bringing together storage expertise with advanced flash memory manufacturing to deliver our enterprise class 12Gbit/s SAS, which are also widely available in vSAN ReadyNode systems from leading server OEMs.”

The 12Gbit/s PX05S SAS SSDs with VMware vSAN certification are shipping today from Toshiba. For more information on Toshiba’s line of industry-leading SSDs, please visit: To learn more about Toshiba’s storage solutions follow @ToshibaStorage on Twitter.

About Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world’s seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 550 consolidated companies employing over 188,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at

1 VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or various jurisdictions and VMware vSAN is a trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdiction.
2 Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
3 Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update, CY 4Q16 (Feb 2017 - Doc # US41259317); in 2016 over 2015, as measured by revenue and units. 2015 revenue and unit baseline includes separate results from companies merged with non-affiliate third-party companies in 2016.

  • Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services, and contact information is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.