Latest KIOXIA SSDs achieve PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 2.0 compliance

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KIOXIA Europe GmbH has announced that its CM7 Series and CD8P Series NVM ExpressTM (NVMeTM ) SSDs have passed certification testing for PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 specification and NVMe 2.0 specification compliance.

Developed by PCI-SIG, the PCIe 5.0 specification is an upgrade that enables twice the data transfer speed and bandwidth versus the PCIe 4.0 specification  – resulting in KIOXIA CM7 Series SSD performance up to 14,000 Megabyte/s read throughput.

PCIe 5.0 tests were conducted at PCI-SIG compliance workshops against PCI-SIG maintained systems, along with other leading manufacturers of PCIe products. 

KIOXIA CM7 Series and CD8P Series drives can now be found on the PCI-SIG Integrator’s List. Achieving compliance certification during these workshops provides users with confidence that KIOXIA drives meet the rigorous PCIe 5.0 specification requirements.  

KIOXIA CM7 Series and CD8P Series drives have been added to The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory’s (UNH-IOL) official Integrator’s List. To be considered for inclusion on the list, technologies must undergo conformance testing performed by the UNH-IOL through laboratory tests or during an NVMe Plugfest. Successful completion of this testing provides a reasonable level of confidence that the product being tested will function properly in NVMe enabled systems and NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oFTM) environments. 

“Rigorous testing processes give users confidence in the products they deploy in their data centres,” said Kerry Munson, Operations Manager, Datacenter Technologies for UNH-IOL. “KIOXIA NVMe SSDs have passed the stringent testing requirements that the UNH-IOL demands in order to be included in our NVMe Integrator’s List.”

KIOXIA CM7 Series enterprise SSDs are available in 2.5-inch and E3.S form factors in read-intensive and mixed-use endurances, with capacities of up to 30.72 terabytes (TB) (2.5-inch only). The company’s CD8P Series data centre SSDs come in 2.5-inch and E3.S form factors in read-intensive and mixed-use endurances, with capacities up to 30.72TB (2.5-inch only). 

"We are pleased to bring KIOXIA CM7 Series and CD8P Series drives with PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 2.0 compliance to the market, especially to enterprise and data centre users. At KIOXIA, we are committed to delivering the cutting-edge technology and performance-maximising standards that define our present SSD Products and will define our future SSD products," said Paul Rowan, Vice President SSD Marketing and Engineering, KIOXIA Europe GmbH.

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