KIOXIA America, Inc. today announced the addition of the KIOXIA CD8P Series to its lineup of data center-class solid state drives (SSDs). KIOXIA CD8P drives are well-suited to general purpose server and cloud environments that can take advantage of PCIe 5.0 (32 gigatransfers/s x4) performance. These data center applications can generate complex mixed workloads spread across large scale virtualized systems. The new drives are available in capacities up to 30.72 terabytes (TB) and in both Enterprise and Data Center Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) E3.S and 2.5-inch (U.2) form factors.

Optimized for the performance, latency, reduced power and thermal requirements of data center environments where power and cooling efficiency is critical, the KIOXIA CD8P Series provides the predictability and consistency needed for a seamless user experience. According to Jeff Janukowicz, Research Vice President, IDC, "Growth in NVMe SSDs continues with PCIe capacity shipments in servers and storage systems expected to grow at a 40% CAGR between 2022 and 2027. The new CD8P Series SSDs gives these customers the range of performance, capacity, and security choices essential for meeting the storage requirements of next-generation digital enterprise and data center infrastructure."

KIOXIA CD8P drives realize an approximately 60% to 80% increase in sequential read performance when compared to previous generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs*, including:

Random read performance up to 2,000K IOPS and random write performance up to 400K IOPS

Low and consistent 99.999th percentile latency of under 250us in standard random read workloads, and under 1.8 ms in standard OLTP-style mixed workloads

The new 5th generation data center drives are based on the KIOXIA BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory triple-level cell (TLC) technology, and utilize an in-house developed controller. KIOXIA CD8P Series SSDs are compliant with PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 2.0 specifications as well as the NVMe Management Interface (NVMe-MI) v1.1d, and support Open Compute Project (OCP) Datacenter NVMe SSDv specification (not all requirements).

Additional features include:

Full data reliability with end-to-end data protection, power loss protection and flash die failure recovery

Available SED models support TCG Opal and Ruby SSCs

KIOXIA CD8P Series drives are now sampling to select customers.