Kioxia Introduces PCIe 4.0 Storage Class Memory SSDs
TOKYO, Sept. 14, 2021 — Low latency, high endurance Storage Class Memory (SCM) is coming to KIOXIA NVMe SSDs. Kioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, is now sampling its KIOXIA FL6 Series enterprise NVMe SCM SSDs. Featuring Kioxia’s SCM solution, XL-FLASH, the dual-port and PCIe 4.0-compliant KIOXIA FL6 Series SSDs bridge the gap between DRAM and TLC-based drives, making them well-suited to latency-sensitive use cases such as caching layer, tiering and write logging.
Based on Kioxia’s innovative BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory technology with 1-bit-per-cell SLC, XL-FLASH brings low latency and high performance to data center and enterprise storage. While volatile memory solutions such as DRAM provide the access speed needed by demanding applications, it comes at a high cost. SCM addresses this by providing high density, cost effective non-volatile flash memory.
The KIOXIA FL6 Series performs well on low queue depth workloads but its true strengths are revealed as workloads become more demanding and mixed. In these environments, KIOXIA FL6 drives deliver reliable quality of service – a critical attribute for a wide variety of latency-sensitive applications.
KIOXIA FL6 Series Highlights
- PCIe 4.0 and NVMe 1.4 specification compliant; ready for NVMe-oF deployments
- Native dual-port for high-availability and resiliency
- 60 DWPD endurance and capacities from 800 GB to 3.2 TB
- Enterprise reliability of 2.5M hours MTBF
- SED and FIPS 140-2 security options
The KIOXIA FL6 Series is now sampling to key industry partners and customers.
 Availability of security/encryption options may vary by region.
Kioxia is a world leader in memory solutions, dedicated to the development, production, and sale of flash memory and solid-state drives (SSDs). In April 2017, its predecessor Toshiba Memory was spun off from Toshiba Corporation, the company that invented NAND flash memory in 1987. Kioxia is committed to uplifting the world with “memory” by offering products, services, and systems that create choice for customers and memory-based value for society. Kioxia’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.