What makes KIOXIA’s new SSD special is that it is the first E1.S SSD with the new Enterprise and Datacenter Storage Form Factor (EDSFF) industry standard.
Higher storage density
The new industry standard, which specifies the SSD as All-Flash NVMe, gives the SSD a higher storage density. At the same time, the XD6 SSDs have been developed specifically for use in data centers and enterprises. In particular, the improved management with optimized thermal efficiency, i.e. for the use of the data center SSD. If the user wants consistent performance and latencies, the XD6 series, with sequential read and write performance of up to 6,500 MB/s and 2,400 MB/s respectively, is ideal for workloads that require high performance. It also provides end-to-end data path protection and power failure protection, as well as greatly enhanced integrity and drive health information. The design and form factor of the NVMe-1.3c Gen4 PCIe SSD is tailored to the specific requirements of hyperscale applications. It thus also complies with the Cloud SSD specification of the Open Compute Platform (OCP).
Made for data centers!
According to KIOXIA’s specification, the SSD offers up to six times higher data throughput, reducing latency by a factor of seven compared to conventional flash memory. For this purpose EDSFF offers a long (E1.L) and a short (E1.S) format. The shorter format provides better waste heat and improved serviceability. EDSFF E1.x SSDs maximize system density, efficiency and simplicity. The XD6 series is designed for consistent performance in 24×7 cloud data centers. It offers performance from ~2x to ~4x compared to PCIe 3.0 SSDs. The power consumption is 15W.
Availability and price
Neither availability nor price are known yet. The previous solution such as the Toshiba XD5 SSD was priced at around 300 Euro.