Up to 3,500MB/s and 2,900MB/s sequential RW speeds, and up to 500,000 IO/s and 450,000 IO/s random RW
Source: by StorageNewsletter.com
Designed to bring a balance of performance, cost and power to everyday gamers and PC users, the series is built with a PCIe 64GT/s interface (Gen4 x4 lanes) and accelerated by the company’s fifth-gen BiCS Flash 3D flash memory technology.
As a virtual multi-LUN (VML) – enabled client SSD, the BG5 Series unlocks back-end flash performance while maintaining affordability, making it an attractive option for a range of commercial and consumer notebooks and desktops. It also support the Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to realize a finely optimized DRAM-less SSD. It ships in a M.2 2230 single-sided, thermally optimized form factor enabling mobility and work-from-home lifestyles. M.2 2280 single-sided form factor versions are also available.
“Market adoption of DRAM-less SSDs is increasing steadily, thanks to HMB’s ability to reduce the overall bill of materials without degrading the data R/W performance of the SSD,” noted Neville Ichhaporia, VP, SSD marketing and product management,. “The fact that Kioxia realized PCIe 4.0 performance with a DRAM-less architecture is a win for mainstream client applications.“
The BG5 Series is available in capacities of 256, 512 and 1,024GB.
Key features include:
- Up to 3,500MB/s sequential read and 2,900MB/s sequential write
- Up to 500,000 IO/s random read and 450,000 IO/s random write
- Support for the TCG Pyrite and Opal standards, as well as end-to-end data protection ensures data is secure whether at home or in the office .
- Forward-looking support for the NVMe 1.4 feature set and basic management command over System Management Bus (SMBus)
- Power Loss Notification signal support to protect data vs. forced shut downs
“With this latest addition to our comprehensive PCIe 4.0 SSD portfolio, Kioxia is delivering premium performance to the mainstream swim-lane by enabling PCIe 4.0 without sacrificing affordability,” said Ichhaporia. “We are committed to leading the transition to next gen storage for gaming, mobile computing and workstation applications, and will continue to develop advanced technologies for high-performance, small-footprint SSDs.“
The BG5 Series SSD is sampling to key industry partners and customers.
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