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KIOXIA Introduces New Levels of Performance with Enterprise NVMe SSD Family Designed with PCIe 5.0 Technology


SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In another movement that offers next-generation performance levels to enterprise data centers, KIOXIA America, Inc. today announced that its CM7 series enterprise NVMe® SSDs are now shipping to select customers. Optimized for the needs of high-performance, highly efficient servers and storage, the CM7 family is designed with PCIe® Technology 5.0 in Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) E3.S and 2.51– inch form factor.

After introducing the industry’s first EDSFF drives designed with PCIe 5.0 technology2 last year, the addition of the CM7 family strengthens KIOXIA’s leadership position and enables OEM customers to offer best-in-class performance3 to end users: the CM7 series almost saturates the PCIe 5.0 interface at a read rate of 14 gigabytes/s.

“PCIe 5.0 will deliver new levels of performance and usher in a wave of SSDs in the EDSFF form factor, helping to replace the 2.5-inch form factor for servers and storage,” said Jeff Janukowicz, vice president of research at IDC. “We expect the EDSFF form factor to reach over 50% of enterprise SSD shipments by 2026. With the new CM7 series SSD family, KIOXIA is well positioned to capitalize on the transition to EDSFF .”

The CM7 series is designed with extensive data integrity protection, a host of security and availability features, and supports the most demanding mission-critical workloads.

CM7 Series highlights include:

  • EDSFF E3.S and 2.5-inch 15mm Z-height form factors designed to NVMe 2.0 and PCIe 5.0 specifications

  • SFF-TA-1001 capable of supporting Universal Backplane Management (also known as U.3) compatible systems

  • Read intensive capacities (1 DWPD) up to 30.72 TB4

  • Mixed use (3 DWPD) capacities up to 12.80 TB

  • Dual port design for high availability applications

  • Flash Die Failure Protection maintains complete reliability in the event of a chip failure

  • Advanced feature support – SR-IOV, CMB, multi-stream writes, SGL

  • TCG-Opal SED feature set designed to be FIPS 140-3 compliant

“Applications such as AI, ML, and data analytics continue to drive the need for higher performance from the underlying storage stack, so users can access, process, and manage data quickly, efficiently, and in real time,” commented Neville Ichhaporia. , Vice President of SSD Marketing and Product Management, KIOXIA America, Inc. “Our CM7 Series SSDs with PCIe 5.0 technology were designed to meet the demands of next-generation use cases. CM7 not only doubles the performance over the previous generation, but also offers an expanded set of form factor options, larger capacities, and premium features for our enterprise server and storage customers.

For more information, visit www.kioxia.com.

About KIOXIA America, Inc.

KIOXIA America, Inc. is the US subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flash memory and solid state drives. From the invention of flash memory to today’s revolutionary BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer innovative memory, SSD and software solutions that enrich people’s lives and expand the horizons of society. The company’s innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centers. For more information, visit KIOXIA.com.

© 2022 KIOXIA America, Inc. All rights reserved. The information in this press release, including product prices and specifications, service content and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate as of the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without notice. . The technical and application information contained herein is subject to the latest applicable KIOXIA product specifications.


1: In 2.5 inch U.3 connectivity, the transfer speed will be limited to PCIe Gen4. 2.5 inches indicates the form factor of the SSD, not its physical size.

2: As of November 8, 2021

3: As of July 15, 2022, based on a survey by KIOXIA Corporation of publicly available information

4: Maximum capacity in E3.S is 15.72 TB

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PCI Express and PCIe are registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.

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DWPD: Disk write(s) per day. One full disk write per day means the disk can be written to and rewritten at full capacity once a day for five years, the stated product warranty period. Actual results may vary due to system configuration, usage and other factors. Read and write speed may vary depending on host device, read and write conditions and file size.

Capacity definition: KIOXIA Corporation defines megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes, and terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1 GB = 2^30 bits = 1,073,741,824 bits, 1 GB = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 2^40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and hence shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary depending on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and/or pre-installed software applications or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.