Kioxia First to Deliver PCIe 4.0 SSD

Customers Now Qualifying Latest Generation of PCIe®/NVMe™ SSDs Driving Next-Level Performance for Enterprise, Hyperscale Data Centers


TOKYO, Japan, 22 Feb, 2020 – PCI Express 4.0 was designed to enable doubling the performance of client, server and storage systems, pushing speeds up to 16.0GT/s, driving new performance levels for cloud and enterprise applications. Today, Kioxia Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, has announced that its lineup of PCIe 4.0 NVMe enterprise and data center solid state drives (SSDs) are now shipping to customers.

An established leader in developing PCIe 4.0 NVMe™ SSDs, Kioxia continues to push the limits of flash storage performance. Kioxia was the first company to publicly demonstrate PCIe 4.0 SSDs, and is now the first to commence shipment of these next-generation drives.

CM6 Series Enterprise NVMe SSDs: Dual-ported for high-availability, Kioxia’s CM6 Series of PCIe 4.0, Gen4 4lane (or Dual-port, 2lane), and NVMe 1.4 Enterprise SSDs deliver best-in-class sequential and random read/write performance of up to 6.9 GB/s and up to 1.4M IOPS. These represent improvements of up to 2x over its PCIe 3.0 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 are available in capacities of up to 30.72TB.

CD6 Series Data Center NVMe SSDs: Kioxia’s CD6 Series of PCIe 4.0, Gen4 4lane and NVMe 1.4 data center SSDs are single-ported for servers, and targeted to hyperscale data center and general purpose applications, such as database, cloud/container environments, web servers and media streaming. The CD6 Series will be available in capacities of up to 15.36TB, with up to 6.2GB/s throughput and 1.0 M IOPS random access performance.

Both the CM6 and CD6 Series have a lineup of 1 DWPD (Drive Write per Day) and 3 DWPD, and include a broad range of security/encryption options. Also, the new SSDs have successfully passed PCI-SIG Workshop compliance and are on the UNH-IOL Integrator’s list for NVMe 1.4 device compatibility.