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KIOXIA PM6 24G SAS SSD Announced

by Lyle Smith

KIOXIA America has announced the KIOXIA PM6 Series 6th-generation enterprise SAS SSD family, making it the first company to bring 24G SAS to server and storage applications. Built for modern IT infrastructures that have 24×7 enterprise workloads, 24G SAS doubles the data throughput compared to the previous gen and adds new features and enhancements.

KIOXIA America has announced the PM6 Series 6th-generation enterprise SAS SSD family, making it the first company to bring 24G SAS to server and storage applications. Built for modern IT infrastructures that have 24×7 enterprise workloads, 24G SAS doubles the data throughput compared to the previous gen and adds new features and enhancements.KIOXIA PM6

The KIOXIA PM6 Series is highlighted by 96-layer BiCS FLASH 3D TLC flash memory and is quoted to deliver sequential read performance up to 4.3GB/s or 4,101MiB/s. It offers capacities up to an impressive 30.72TB, which makes it the industry’s highest capacity 2.5-inch SAS SSD, for now anyway.  Moreover, the new PM6 is SFF-TA-1001 conformant (i.e., U.3) for Universal Backplane Support, features 128b/150b encoding (including 20-bit forward error correction), and offers a range of security and encryption options. It also offers four power mode settings: 9W, 12W, 14W, 18W.

KIOXIA indicates the following other key features of the KIOXIA PM6:

  • Flexible configuration options: single and wide port, or dual-port for high availability
  • Full range of endurance options for a wide variety of workloads: read-intensive (1 DWPD, mixed-use (3 DWPD) and write-intensive (10 DWPD)
  • Multistream write support to reduce write amplification and extend endurance
  • Full suite of security options available: sanitize instant erase (SIE), TCG Enterprise self-encrypting drive (SED) and FIPS 140-2 certification

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