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KIOXIA Extends Lineup of PCIe 4.0 SSDs for High-End Client Applications
New KIOXIA XG8 Series Delivers High Performance, Latest Security Features
SAN JOSE, CA, April 26, 2022 – In a move that bolsters its comprehensive PCIe® 4.0 solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio, KIOXIA America, Inc. has introduced the XG8 Series of client SSDs for high-end notebooks, desktops, gaming systems and workstations, as well as data center boot applications.
Designed to bring next-generation performance to demanding client environments, the XG8 Series enables power users to take advantage of PCIe Gen4 x4 speed and ample storage space.
The XG8 Series is available in an M.2 type 2280 form factor and supports optional security features1 using the latest TCG Pyrite 2.01 and TCG Opal 2.01 standards to ensure data is kept secure at home, in the office, or on the road. In addition, the XG8 Series features end-to-end data path protection for greater data integrity.
Additional Features Include:
- Forward-looking support for NVMe® 1.4 feature set and Basic Management Commands over System Management Bus (SMBus), which enables tighter thermal management for PCs
- Power Loss Notification is supported to protect data against forced shut-downs
- Sideband signals (PERST#, CLKREQ# and PLN#) are available in both 1.8V and 3.3V (current client models support 3.3V only) enabling support for more platforms
“With the addition of the XG8 Series we are proud to offer a comprehensive client PCIe 4.0 portfolio,” said Neville Ichhaporia, vice president, SSD marketing and product management, KIOXIA America, Inc. “Built with our fifth generation BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory, the XG8 Series delivers a next-generation solution for client and data center boot applications in need of advanced performance.”
The XG8 Series is offered in capacities of 512GB, 1024GB, 2048GB and 4096GB, and is now available for customer evaluation2.
About KIOXIA America, Inc.
KIOXIA America, Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid-state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer innovative memory, SSD and software solutions that enrich people's lives and expand society's horizons. The company's innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive, and data centers. For more information, please visit americas.kioxia.com.
1: Availability of security/encryption options may vary by region.
2: The samples are for evaluation purposes. The specifications of the samples may differ from the production models.
PCIe is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG
NVM Express and NVMe word marks are registered and unregistered service marks of NVM Express, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Definition of capacity: KIOXIA Corporation 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 = 2^30 bits = 1,073,741,824 bits, 1GB = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 2^40 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 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, and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
- Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services, and contact information is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable KIOXIA product specifications.