Monday, February 24, 2020
Kioxia’s CM6 and CD6 Series PCIe 4.0 NVMe enterprise SSDs are now shipping.
The CM6 and CD6 include in-band NVMe-MI, persistent event log, namespace granularity, and shared stream writes.
Both drives are SFF-TA-1001 conformant (also known as U.3), which allows them to be used in tri-mode enabled backplanes, which can accept SAS, SATA or NVMe SSDs.
Dual-ported, the CM6 Series of PCIe Gen4 (1×4, 2×2) and NVMe Enterprise SSDs delivers sequential and random performance of up to 6.9 GB/s and up to 1.4M IOPS.
These represent bandwidth improvements of up to 2x over its PCIe Gen3 predecessors and are 12x faster than typical SATA drives.
Designed for enterprise applications and use cases – including high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, caching layer, financial trading, and data analytics – the CM6 Series is available in capacities from 800GB to 30.72 terabytes (TB), with 50% more capacity and 23x the throughput, in only 27% of the space of the highest capacity hard disk drive.
The CD6 Series of SSDs are single-ported for servers, and targeted to large-scale data centre deployments and general purpose applications, such as database, cloud computing, virtualized and containerized environments, web servers, and media streaming. Capacities from 960GB to 15.36TB, with 1.0M IOPS and 6.2GB/s throughput are available.
Both the CM6 and CD6 Series include a range of security and encryption options, including Self-Encryption (SED) and FIPS, and are on the UNH-IOL Integrator’s list for NVMe 1.4 device compatibility. The CM6 has passed PCI-SIG Workshop compliance.
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