This week, Kioxia unveiled the industry's first PCIe 5 SSD for data centers. Advances in PCIe technology are advancing rapidly, with consumers just getting started with PCIe 4 and PCIe 6 now visible on the horizon.
Kioxia revealed the new E3.S SSDs this week. Not only does the specs show that it's moving to PCIe 5, but it also shows off a new form factor. The company hasn't said when the E3.S drives will be widely available, but select OEM customers can now sample them. p>
The maximum drive capacity is 7.68 TB. In addition to PCIe 5, Kioxia has improved it for the performance of the PCIe 2x line. The company says the maximum read strength is around 6.5 Gbps with a random read of 1050,000 IOPS. The read and write latency is 75μs and 14μs, respectively. Kioxia claims that the read latency is 17% lower than that of PCIe 4 SSDs and 60% lower than the write latency. p>
< p> In September, Kioxia.However, he acknowledged that they won't replace PCIe 4 anytime soon.Data centers are moving to PCIe 5, even if consumers are upgrading to a PCIe 4 SSD.For PC and PlayStation 5.Consumer software no Existing software really does speed up PCIe 4, recent game benchmarks show.However, a draft final specification for PCIe 6 was released last month, making the roadmap for PCIe even bigger in the future.
Kyoxia E3.S Series provides PCIe 5 SSD drives for data centers