Kioxia Unveils Data Center NVMe SSD Optimized for OCP

Bit Ninja

Memory solutions provider Kioxia has expanded its portfolio of data center SSDs with the addition of the KIOXIA XD6 Series E1.S form factor SSDs. Kioxia’s XD6 Series address the specific requirements of hyperscale applications, including the performance, power and thermal requirements of the Open Compute Platform (OCP) ‘NVMe’ Cloud SSD Specification.’

Kioxia SSD

Leveraging the OCP ‘NVMe Cloud SSD Specification’, this flexible, efficient, small form factor E1.S replaces the bare module M.2 form factor. It would deliver greater density, performance, reliability and thermal management. E1.S is also designed to be hot pluggable for increased serviceability, This would be another benefit over M.2.

Designed to maximize system density, efficiency and simplicity, Kioxia’s EDSFF E1.x SSDs would represent the future of flash storage for servers in cloud and hyperscale data centers.

PCIe 4.0 and NVMe 1.3c specification-compliant, Kioxia’s XD6 Series is available in E1.S 9.5mm, 15mm, and 25mm form factors. The XD6 Series were designed for consistent performance, low latency and reliability in 24×7 cloud data centers.

Key features of Kioxia’s XD6 Series include:

  • Sequential read and write performance up to 6,500MB/s and 2,400MB/s respectively
  • 15W power consumption
  • Security options: TCG Opal
  • Full end-to-end data path protection
  • Power loss protection
  • Expanded drive health information
  • Consistent performance and low latency against data center loads
  • New in-house developed, hyperscale-optimized controller

Kioxia is an active and contributing member to the industry development of EDSFF E1.S/L and E3.S/L solutions. It says it will continue to collaborate with leading server and storage system developers to help unlock the full power of flash memory, NVMe and PCIe.