We have all eyes on this year’s upcoming Dell Technologies World. One of the main highlights we love to see is Kioxia’s latest storage solutions. Kioxia also happens to be one of the conference’s Diamond sponsors and this year they will be unveiling some of their “breakthrough flash storage solutions.” One of these solutions includes the first-ever public demonstration of an SSD based on the EDSFF E3 form factor.
The EDSFF E3.S form factor is expected to replace the M.2 and the older 2.5-inch U.2 form factor drives. Most data centers now want to implement next-gen storage solutions. This is where the CD7 series discs come into play. Kioxia announced this in November last year. They were the first models of their kind based on the EDSFF E3.S with PCIe 5 and MongoDB on Dell equipment.
Kioxia claims that this new EDSFF E3.S form factor offers a host of benefits. Not only do they provide better cooling and ultimately improve performance, but also support up to 25W in E3.S and 40W in E3.S 2T. More importantly, because of the larger surface, the capacities are also significantly higher.
At the same event, Kioxia will also unveil the FL6 series of enterprise NVMe SCM SSDs. These models have a dual port and support PCIe 4.0. They will fall somewhere between the triple-level cell (TLC) drives and DRAM. They are ideally suited for sensitive workloads such as write logging or caching layer.