the launch of the XG8 series of SSDs to strengthen its product portfolio of PCIe
4.0 storage devices. Suitable for high-end laptops, desktops, gaming systems, workstations, and data centers, the new products are designed to bring PCIe 4.0 x4 speed and storage space to demanding high-end client applications.
Kioxia XG8 series SSD adopts M.2 2280 form factor, supports NVMe 1.4 and basic management commands based on SMBus protocol, as well as a power outage notification function that prevents data from being affected by the forced shutdown, and supports optional security features of the latest TCG Pyrite 2.01 and TCG Opal 2.01 standards to ensure the safety of users’ data. In addition, XG8 series SSDs also feature end-to-end data path protection to improve data integrity.
XG8 series SSDs provide 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacity products to meet the storage needs of different user groups. The range of sideband signals includes 1.8V and 3.3V to accommodate more platforms, but current client models only support 3.3V.
Kioxia and Western Digital have entered into a strategic joint venture partnership to better leverage their technology partnership and economies of scale to develop and manufacture cutting-edge semiconductor products and achieve organic business growth. In order to reduce the competition between the two companies in the market, the business strategies of the two companies are different. Western Digital focuses on selling its flash memory products, while Kioxia prefers to sell NAND flash memory chips in bulk to other manufacturers. Compared with Western Digital, the market is for Kioxia’s flash memory products with relatively few models.
Kioxia has not yet provided more exact specifications of the XG8 series SSD, and the time to market and price have not been announced.