SAN JOSE, Calif. — The memory hardware maker Kioxia America is introducing a new group of SAS SSDs.
Kioxia’s PM7 Series of enterprise 24G SAS SSDs is available for customer evaluation, according to the company this month.
The SSD series is intended to deliver improved performance, reliability, and security for server and storage use cases, including high-performance computing, artificial intelligence (AI), caching layer, and finance.
The PM7 Series builds on six other generations of SAS drives. It nearly doubles the performance of the 12 Gb/s SAS SSD.
In terms of security, the PM7 Series is FIPS2 140-2 certified and under test for FIPS 140-3 certification.
The SSDs feature Kioxia’s fifth-generation BiCS FLASH 3D TLC flash memory to deliver sequential read performance of up to 4.2 GB/s, 720K random read IOPS, and up to 355K random write IOPS.
The drives are available in capacities up to 30.72 TB.
Other PM7 Series features
- Dual-port for high-availability
- Flash die failure protection, for transparent disabling of a failing flash chip, while maintaining full reliability at the SSD level
- Endurances for range of workloads: read-intensive (1 DWPD5) and mixed-use (3 DWPD)
- Security options available: sanitize instant erase (SIE6); TCG Enterprise self-encrypting drive (SED7)
“Kioxia is proud to be leading the transition to 24G SAS,” said Neville Ichhaporia, VP of SSD marketing and product management, Kioxia America.
“The addition of the PM7 Series is more proof of our commitment to drive innovation and development of the widely deployed and trusted SAS interface.