Kioxia introduces PCIe 4.0-based CM6 series NVMe SSD solution to help enterprises push the performance limits

At the AUGUST 2019 PCI-SIG workshop, Kioxia’s CM6 series enterprise PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD passed the interoperability test. Later this month, Kioxia America will also present a new level of flash performance for its CM6 series SSDs at the 2019 Supercomputing Conference. With UHN-IOL and other related certifications, Kioxia has established itself as a leader in self-developing PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs and is committed to continuing to push the limits of flash performance.

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In addition, Kioxia’s PCIe 4.0 SSD lineup includes a CD6 series for cloud storage and scale-out environments.

Compared to the legacy NVMe SSDs based on PCIe 3.0, the PCIe 4.0-certified CM6 Series SSDs have achieved three times the performance of the previous generation and 12 times the equivalent of SATA drives.

Here are the key features of the CM6 Series SSD:

  • Based on Kioxia’s 96-tier BiCS 3D flash solution;
  • Optional PCIe 2×2 or 1 x 4 channel configurations;
  • The target transfer rate is up to 6900 MB/s;
  • Support for SFF-TA-1001 (i.e. U.3) with universal backplanes for easy customer use of SAS, SATA, and NVMe SSDs.

At the Microsoft Ignite conference earlier this month, Kioxia demonstrated the CM6 Series PCIe NVMe SSD with double the performance performance improvement of PCIe 3.0 scenarios on the Quanta Cloud-based technology and Microsoft Azure Ultra Converged Infrastructure (HCI) platform.

Alvaro TOLEDo, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning at Kioxia America Inc. SSD, notes:

The Kioxia CM6 Series SSD has proven to be able to increase sequential read performance to more than 55 GB/s in an eight-pan configuration (equivalent to nearly 7 GB/s) on a single disk. Even so, Kioxia continues to work hard to help customers push the limits of performance.

Finally, PCI-SIG organizes several “norm synobs” around the world each year to enable members of the industry to fully test and validate their products before they are released.

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