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KIOXIA CD8 Series PCIe 5.0 SSD Announced

by Lyle Smith
KIOXIA CD8

KIOXIA has announced the sampling of the CD8 Series, its 2nd-generation PCIe 5.0 SSD available in a 2.5-inch, 15mm Z-height form factor. The new CD8 Series of SSDs have twice the bandwidth per lane compared to PCIe 4.0 SSDs (from 16GT/s to 32GT/s) and are optimized for hyperscale data center and enterprise server-attached workloads.

KIOXIA has announced the sampling of the CD8 Series, its 2nd-generation PCIe 5.0 SSD available in a 2.5-inch, 15mm Z-height form factor. The new CD8 Series of SSDs have twice the bandwidth per lane compared to PCIe 4.0 SSDs (from 16GT/s to 32GT/s) and are optimized for hyperscale data center and enterprise server-attached workloads.

KIOXIA CD8

KIOXIA CD8

The KIOXIA CD8 is based on the company’s 5th-generation BiCS FLASH TLC 3D flash memory technology, while leveraging a 7th-generation enterprise SSD design all centered around an in-house controller and optimized firmware. The new drives are designed to the PCIe 5.0, Open Compute Project (OCP) Datacenter NVMe SSD and NVMe 1.4 specifications, and are purpose-built to excel in high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, caching layer, content streaming, and financial trading and analysis.

KIOXIA indicates the following key specifications:

  • Read-intensive 1 DWPD endurance targeted for hyperscale and server-centric workloads, in capacities from 960GB to 15.36TB
  • Mixed-used 3 DWPD endurance targeted for enterprise and write-intensive workloads, in capacities from 800GB to12.8TB
  • Delivers 7.2GB/s sequential read throughput and random read performance of 1.25 million IOPS
  • Delivers 6.0GB/s sequential write throughput and random write performance of 200 K, an improvement of up to 135% over the previous generation version
  • Available in multiple device security options including sanitize instant erase (SIE4) and self-encrypted drive (SED5) in a 2.5-inch form factor

KIOXIA CD8 Availability

The KIOXIA CD8 Series is now available for customer evaluation.

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