KIOXIA Delivers Enterprise and Data Center PCIe 4.0
KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) is launching its lineup of CM6 and CD6 Series PCIe 4.0 NVM Express (NVMe) enterprise and data center solid state drives (SSDs).
The PCI Express 4.0 specification was designed to double the performance of server and storage systems, pushing speeds up to 16.0 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) or 2 gigabits per second (Gb/s) throughput per lane.
The CM6 and CD6 Series SSDs are compliant to the latest NVMe specification, and include key features such as in-band NVMe-MI, persistent event log, namespace granularity, and shared stream writes. Additionally, both drives are SFF-TA-1001 conformant (also known as U.3), which allows them to be used in tri-mode enabled backplanes, which can accept SAS, SATA or NVMe SSDs.
Dual-ported for high-availability, KIOXIA’s CM6 Series of PCIe Gen4 (1x4, 2x2) and NVMe Enterprise SSDs delivers sequential and random performance of up to 6.9 GB/s and up to 1.4M IOPS (input/output operations per second). These represent bandwidth improvements of up to 2x over its PCIe Gen3 predecessors and are 12x faster than typical SATA drives. Designed for enterprise applications and use cases – including high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, caching layer, financial trading, and data analytics – the CM6 Series is available in capacities from 800GB to 30.72 terabytes (TB).
KIOXIA’s CD6 Series of PCIe Gen4 (1x4) and NVMe data center SSDs are single-ported for servers, and targeted to large-scale data center deployments and general purpose applications, such as database, cloud computing, virtualized and containerized environments, web servers, and media streaming. Capacities from 960GB to 15.36TB, with 1.0M IOPS and 6.2GB/s throughput are available.
Both the CM6 and CD6 Series include security and encryption options, including Self-Encryption (SED) and FIPS, and are on the UNH-IOL Integrator’s list for NVMe 1.4 device compatibility. The CM6 has successfully passed PCI-SIG Workshop compliance.U.3 Solid State Drives