Taipei, Monday, May 16, 2022, 19:28

Technology Front

Kioxia Introduces 2nd Generation SSDs Designed With PCIe 5.0

Published: Mar 24,2022

1762 Read

The first vendor to offer a drive designed with PCIe 5.0 interface technology, Kioxia Corporation announced that it has built on this achievement by introducing its 2nd generation SSDs.

More on This

Kioxia Establishing A New 6th-Gen 3D Flash Memory Factory

Kioxia Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for its state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility (Fab7) at Yokkaichi Plant in Mie Prefecture, Japan...

Kioxia to Expand 3D Flash Memory Production Capacity

Kioxia Corporation today announced it will begin construction of a state-of-the-art fabrication facility (Fab7) at Yokkaichi Plant in Mie Prefecture...

The company’s new KIOXIA CD8 Series data center NVMe SSDs (“CD8 Series”) are optimized for hyperscale data center and enterprise server-attached workloads, and utilize PCIe 5.0 interface technology, which doubles the bandwidth over PCIe 4.0 from 16 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) to 32GT/s. The CD8 Series is now available for customer evaluation.

Based on Kioxia’s 5th generation BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory technology, the CD8 Series utilizes a proprietary Kioxia controller and firmware, which can be customized to customer needs, and is housed in a 2.5-inch, 15mm Z-height form factor. The new drives are designed to the PCIe 5.0, Open Compute Project (OCP) Datacenter NVMe SSD 2.0 and NVMe 1.4 specifications, and are well-suited to applications and use cases that include high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, caching layer, financial trading and analysis.

Additional features include:

• Read-intensive 1DWPD (Drive Write Per Day) endurance models targeted for hyperscale and server-centric workloads, in capacities from 960GB to 15.36TB

• Mixed-used 3DWPD endurance targeted models are available, in capacities from 800GB to 12.8TB

• Delivers up to 1.25M random read IOPS and 7.2GB/s sequential read throughput, an improvement of approximately 14% over the previous generation version

• Security options include sanitize instant erase (SIE) and self-encrypted drive (SED)

comments powered by Disqus