Toshiba KCD5XLUG7T68 7.68TB Solid State Drive
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Toshiba KCD5XLUG7T68 7.68TB PCI-E NVMe TLC Read Intensive Refurbished

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KCD5XLUG7T68 CD5 Series 7.68 Terabytes (TB) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 X4 Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) U.2 2.5inch Triple Level Cell (TLC) Read Intensive Internal Solid State Drive | Made by Toshiba | Refurbished | Dell OEM
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The Toshiba KCD5XLUG7T68 is a 7.68TB PCI-Express (PCI-E) Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) TLC (Triple-Level Cell) read-intensive internal solid-state drive (SSD).

The drive uses the NVMe interface which is a host controller interface and storage protocol that is designed to take advantage of the performance capabilities of solid-state storage technology. NVMe is a faster interface than SATA and SAS for accessing data stored on an SSD, as it eliminates some of the bottlenecks that can occur when using a traditional AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) protocol.

The drive uses TLC (Triple-Level Cell) NAND flash memory, which stores three bits of data per cell. TLC is the most cost-effective type of NAND flash memory, but it has lower write endurance than SLC (Single-Level Cell) or MLC (Multi-Level Cell) NAND flash memory.

The drive has a high capacity of 7.68TB, which is suitable for large-scale data storage needs.

The read-intensive nature of the drive means that it is optimized for applications that perform more reads than writes. It can be used in workloads such as online transaction processing, read-heavy databases, data warehousing, and other read-intensive applications where fast random read performance is important.

The drive typically comes with a warranty and usually with a software package such as Toshiba SSD Utilities to monitor and maintain drive health. As with all SSDs it also features enhanced power loss protection to ensure that the data stored on it is protected in case of unexpected power loss or other disruptions.

Drive Compatibility

The Compatibility of a Toshiba 7.68TB PCI-E NVMe TLC Read Intensive Internal SSD would depend on the specific model and the system it is being installed in. In general, NVMe SSDs like Toshiba 7.68TB PCI-E NVMe TLC Read Intensive Internal SSD are compatible with systems that have a PCI-Express NVMe slot, which is a faster interface than traditional SATA or SAS interfaces. These SSDs will typically have higher performance, lower latency and greater endurance compared to SATA or SAS drives. It is important to check the system's technical specifications to ensure compatibility before installing the SSD. Make sure the system's motherboard or storage controller have an NVMe compatible slot, and also check the maximum storage capacity that the system can handle. Additionally, you should also check the firmware version and update it to the latest version if it is not already up to date. It is recommended to check the workload that the system would handle, as the "Read Intensive" nature of the drive implies it is more suitable for read-heavy workloads, like big-data analytics, data warehousing, and other read-intensive applications. Also, since the drive is TLC (Triple Level Cell) drive, it might be more suitable for less demanding workloads, and might not perform as well as SLC (Single Level Cell) or MLC (Multi-Level Cell) drive for write-intensive workloads. It is important to consult the documentation provided by the manufacturer of the system to determine the specific compatibility of the Toshiba 7.68TB PCI-E NVMe TLC Read Intensive Internal SSD.

Backup & Restore

Backing up an SSD can be done in the same way as backing up a traditional hard drive. You can use backup software such as Windows Backup or third-party software to create an image of the drive, which can be restored in the event of a failure or data loss. It's also important to note that SSDs have a limited number of write cycles, so it is not recommended to schedule frequent backups as it will shorten the life of the drive.

To restore an SSD, you can use the backup image that you created to restore the drive to its previous state. The process will typically involve connecting the SSD to the host computer and using the backup software to restore the image to the drive.

It's important to have a backup plan in place before an issue arises, so that you can recover your data in the event of a failure. It's also recommended to keep multiple copies of the backups in different locations and also keep a copy of it in the cloud. If you have more specific question, feel free to ask and I will do my best to help you out.

General Information about this Toshiba KCD5XLUG7T68

  • Manufacturer: Toshiba
  • Part Number or SKU# KCD5XLUG7T68
  • Product Type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Interface Type: Pcie 4.0 X4, Nvme

Technical Information for 7.68TB SSD

  • Storage Capacity: 7.68TB
  • Form Factor: 2.5inch
  • Encryption: SIE
  • Nand Flash Memory Type: Bics Flash Triple Level Cell (TLC)

Performance of PCI-E Solid State Drive

  • Random Read Iops: 550k IOPS
  • Random Write Iops: 50k IOPS
  • Sustained 128 Kib Seq.Read: 3140 MBPS
  • Sustained 128 Kib Seq.Write: 1980 MBPS

Dimensions & Weight of NVMe SSD

  • Height: 0.59 Inch
  • Width: 2.75 Inch
  • Depth: 3.95 Inch
  • Weight: 0.29 Lbs


  • MTTF: 2,500,000 Hours
  • DWPD: 1

Environmental Limits

  • Temperature Operating: 0 °C to 60 °C
  • Humidity Operating: 5 % to 95 % R.H.
  • Vibration Operating: 21.27 m/s2 { 2.17 Grms } ( 5 to 800 Hz )
  • Shock Operating :9,800 m/s2 { 1,000 G } ( 0.5 ms duration )


  • PCI-E? Gen3 x4 lane interface with single port support
  • NVMeTM Rev. 1.3a compliant
  • Capacities from 7.68TB
  • Up to 550K random read IOPS (single port (1x4) mode)
  • Low power consumption of 11-13W active power
  • 2.5 inch small form factor, 15mm Z-Height
  • Power loss protection
  • End-to-end data protection
  • Sanitize Instant Erase (SIE) option *Note 1,4
  • Self-encrypting drive (SED) option *Note 2,4
  • Self-encrypting drive (SED), FIPS 140-2 option *Note 2,3,4

Power Requirements

  • Supply Voltage: 12 V ± 10 % 3.3 Vaux ± 15 %
  • Power Consumption (Active): 13 W Typ

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