KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), today announced that its lineup of PCIe 4.0 NVMeTM enterprise solid state drives (SSDs) has achieved PCI-SIG compliance for PCIe 4.0 and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) certification.
KIOXIA’s CM6 Series successfully passed interoperability tests at the August 2019 PCI-SIG Compliance Workshop – the first workshop to include official PCIe 4.0 specification tests.
KIOXIA America will be on hand at Supercomputing 2019 later this month to showcase the flash performance enabled by its CM6 Series SSDs.
The CM6 Series brings planned performance improvements of 3x over its PCIe 3.0 predecessors and is 12x faster than SATA drives. KIOXIA’s lineup of Gen4 PCIe SSDs also includes the CD6 Series, which is targeted to cloud and scale-out environments.
- Utilizes KIOXIA’s 96-layer BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory
- PCIe 2x2 or 1x4 lane configuration options
- Targeted transfer rates up to 6,900 megabytes per second
- Supports SFF-TA-1001 (also known as U.3) operation with Universal Backplanes for simplified use with SAS, SATA and NVMe SSDs
KIOXIA was at Microsoft Ignite earlier this month to demonstrate the CM6 Series running in a Microsoft Azure hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform with Quanta Cloud Technologies – and enabling 2x performance gains over a PCIe 3.0 solution.
“We were able to show that our CM6 Series SSDs are capable of pushing SSD sequential read performance to over 55 gigabytes per second (GB/s) across eight drives – nearly 7GB/s per SSD – and we’re not done yet. KIOXIA will continue to push the performance envelope for our customers,” noted Alvaro Toledo, vice president of SSD marketing and product planning for KIOXIA America, Inc.