CD8 Series Data Center NVMe™ SSD

Built on KIOXIA Corporation BiCS FLASH™ 3D TLC (3-bit-per-cell) for Dell PowerEdge™ Servers.

Why Choose CD8 Data Center NVMe Series SSDs for Your Dell Technologies Servers?

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More than 5x the throughput over 6 Gb/s SATA SSD

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Optimized for Data Centers


Reliable 112-layer 3D flash from KIOXIA Corporation

Data Center NVMe is a low latency, very high performance SSD designed to replace SATA in PowerEdge servers. It requires an NVMe SSD infrastructure in the server and is priced to compete with SATA.

CD8-R Series

For Read Intensive Workloads

  • Hyperscale
  • IoT and big data analytics
  • Online transaction processing (OLTP)
    (transactional and relational databases)
  • Virtualized environments
  • Streaming media and content delivery networks

The CD8-R Series is a read-intensive data center NVMe™ SSD that is optimized to support a broad range of scale-out and cloud applications, including big data/IoT, online transaction processing, and virtualization. Built with a PCIe® 4.0 (16 GT/s x4) interface, CD8-R Series SSDs deliver consistent performance up to 1,250K IOPS (random read) and 200K IOPS (random write).


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Family Interface Data Security & Encryption Options(7) Capacity(1)
Random Read/Write(2) (IOPS) Sequential Read/Write(3) (MB/s)
Read Intensive
1 DWPD(4) for 5 Years(5)
PCIe® Gen x4,
NVMe™ 1.4
SIE 960 1,000K/80K  7,200/1,800
1,920 1,250K/150K 7,200/3,500
3,840 1,250K/195K 7,200/3,800
7,680 1,150K/200K 7,100/6,000
15,360 1,050K/195K 6,600/6,000

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  1. Definition of capacity: KIOXIA defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

  2. This performance is based on a random 4K read/write workload. Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

  3. This performance is based on a sequential 64K read/write workload. Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

  4. DWPD: Drive Write Per Day. One full drive write per day means the drive can be written and re-written to full capacity once a day every day for five years, the stated product warranty period. Actual results may vary due to system configuration, usage and other factors. This is computed assuming a worst case 4K random workload.

  5. The Dell Branded SSD warranty terms and service are covered by Dell Incorporated and not KIOXIA.

  6. IOPS: Input Output Per Second (or the number of I/O operations per second).

  7. Data Security:
    - Sanitize Instant Erase (SIE) option supports Crypto Erase, which is a standardized feature defined by the technical committees (T10/T13) of INCITS (the Inter National Committee for Information Technology Standards) or by NVM Express Inc.
    - SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) with SAS interface supports TCG Enterprise SSC and SED with NVMe protocol supports TCG Opal and Ruby SSC. For a complete list of supported features, please review the product manual.
    - FIPS drives are validated as FIPS 140-2 Level 2 which defines security requirements for cryptographic module by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

Subject to Change: While KIOXIA has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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