Document and Entity Information Document
3 Months Ended
Nov. 24, 2017
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name SMART GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0001616533
Current Fiscal Year End Date --08-31
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer
Document Type 10-Q
Trading Symbol SGH
Document Period End Date Nov. 24, 2017
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1
Amendment Flag false
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 21,750,893