Kioxia lanches the industry’s First EDSFF SSD
Kioxia announced that it will launch a new generation of SSDs based on the PCIe 5.0 specification for enterprise customers in data centers, namely the CD7 E3.S Series EDSFF E3.S. At the 2021 Flash Memory Summit (CFMS) held more than a month ago, Kioxia already showed the prototype of the relevant SSD.
Kioxia has got rid of the limitations of the previous shape design on this SSD, optimized for high-performance, efficient server and storage requirements, to cope with the future data center architecture, and support a variety of new devices and applications. The EDSFF form factor has higher power and better signal integrity, allowing PCIe 5.0 SSDs to achieve higher performance indicators. With the release of SSD based on PCIe 5.0 specification, enterprise SSD will gradually transition to EDSFF form factor in the future.
In contrast, consumer SSDs are still in the transition from PCIe 3.0 to PCIe 4.0, and PCIe 5.0 SSDs will be popularized later. Industry insiders predict that the transition of consumer-grade SSDs to PCIe 5.0 will need to wait until 2024.