In another move that delivers next-generation levels of performance to enterprise data centers, Kioxia Corporation today announced that its KIOXIA CM7 series enterprise NVMe™ SSDs are now shipping to select customers. Optimized for the needs of high-performance, highly efficient servers and storage, the KIOXIA CM7 series family is designed with PCIe 5.0 technology in Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) E3.S and 2.5-inch form factors.

kioxia cm7 series ssd

Having introduced the industry’s first EDSFF drives designed with PCIe 5.0 technology last year, the addition of the KIOXIA CM7 series family expands KIOXIA’s leadership position and allows OEM customers to deliver best-in-class sequential read 14 GB/s performance to end users.

The EDSFF E3 family enables the next generation of SSDs with PCIe 5.0 technology and beyond to address future data center architectures, while supporting a variety of new devices and applications. It provides improved airflow and thermals, signal integrity benefits, eliminates the need for LEDs on the drive carriers, and gives options for larger SSD capacity points.

KIOXIA CM7 Series highlights include:

  • EDSFF E3.S and 2.5-inch 15mm Z-height form factors
  • Designed to the NVMe 2.0 and PCIe 5.0 specifications
  • SFF-TA-1001 capable to support Universal Backplane Management enabled systems (also known as U.3[1])
  • Read-intensive (1 DWPD) capacities up to 30.72 TB[4]
  • Mixed-use (3 DWPD) capacities up to 12.80 TB
  • Dual-port design for high availability applications
  • Flash Die Failure Protection maintains full reliability in case of a die failure
  • Cutting edge feature support – SR-IOV, CMB, Multistream writes