Kioxia Develops New SSD

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Kioxia America is introducing a new solid-state drive (SSD).

Kioxia developed its CD8 Series, a PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD, according to the company this month.

The SSD series is intended for hyperscale data center and enterprise server-attached workloads, including use cases such as high-performance computing, artificial intelligence (AI), caching layer, content streaming, and financial trading and analysis.

The Kioxia CD8 Series is available for customer evaluation.

The SSDs double the bandwidth per lane over Kioxia’s first-generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs, from 16 GT/s to 32 GT/s.

The CD8 Series uses a proprietary Kioxia controller and firmware in a 2.5 inch, 15 mm Z-height form factor and features BiCS FLASH TLC 3D flash memory technology

Other key features

  • Read-intensive 1 DWPD3 endurance targeted for hyperscale and server-centric workloads, in capacities from 960 GB to 15.36 TB
  • Mixed-used 3 DWPD endurance targeted for enterprise and write-intensive workloads, in capacities from 800 GB to 12.8 TB
  • Delivers 7.2 GB/s sequential read throughput and random read performance of 1.25 million IOPS
  • Delivers 6.0 GB/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 is building on its legacy of “rapidly bringing to market next-generation PCIe technologies on the latest 3D flash memory lithography,” said Neville Ichhaporia, VP of SSD marketing and product management, Kioxia America.

“The CD8 Series offers improved write performance and consistent quality of service across a wide range of workloads.”

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
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