Kioxia introduces new data centre class solid state drives- PCIe 5.0 SSDs

Kioxia Corporation, a distinguished global leader in memory solutions, has unveiled a new addition to its array of data centre-class solid state drives (SSDs)- the KIOXIA CD8P Series. Tailored for versatile use in general purpose servers and cloud environments, this series harnesses the prowess of PCIe 5.0 (32GT/s x4) performance.

It stands as an optimal solution for data centre applications characterised by intricate mixed workloads that span sprawling virtualized systems within round-the-clock operational data centres. These innovative drives are available in capacious variants, stretching up to 30.72 terabytes (TB)(1), offered in both Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) E3.S, as well as the 2.5-inch (U.2) form factors.

Optimised for the performance, latency, reduced power and thermal requirements of data centre environments where power and cooling efficiency is critical, the KIOXIA CD8P Series provides the predictability and consistency needed for a seamless user experience.

PCIe 5.0 SSDs for Enterprise and Data Centre Infrastructures: KIOXIA CD8P Series

The KIOXIA CD8P Series realises approximately 60% to 80% increase in sequential read performance when compared to previous generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs, including: Random read performance up to 2,000K IOPS and random write performance up to 400K IOPS; Low and consistent 99.999th percentile latency of under 250us in standard random read workloads, and under 1.8ms in standard OLTP-style mixed workloads; and Single-port design, optimised for data centre class workloads

The new data centre drives are based on the KIOXIA BiCS FLASH generation 5, 3D flash memory triple-level cell (TLC) technology, and utilise an in-house developed controller. KIOXIA CD8P Series SSDs are compliant with PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 2.0 specifications as well as the NVM Express Management Interface (NVMe-MI) v1.1d, and support Open Compute Project (OCP) Datacenter NVMe SSD specifications.

Additional features and benefits include- Full data reliability with end-to-end data protection, power loss protection and flash die failure recovery and Security options: Non-SED, SIE and SED (TCG Opal and Ruby SSCs).

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