NVMe SSD portfolio targets cloud data centres

15th March 2019
Alex Lynn

The availability of the XD5 Series NVMe SSD platform in a 2.5” low-profile form factor that is optimised for low-latency and performance consistency in read-intensive workloads, has been announced by Toshiba Memory Europe. Developed for both data centre and cloud environments, the new 2.5” form factor XD5 Series is suited for NoSQL databases, large-scale-out data mining and analysis, and streaming applications.

The XD5 Series is also well-suited for Open Compute Project (OCP) applications and systems.

Built on 64-layer BiCS FLASH TLC (3-bit-per-cell) 3D flash memory, and featuring a PCIe Gen3x4 interface, the new XD5 SSD 2.5” option delivers sequential read performance up to 2,700 megabytes per second (MB/s) and sequential write performance up to 895MB/s with low active power consumption of seven watts.

At one drive write per day (DWPD), the XD5 Series can write nearly four terabytes (TB) of random data daily for five years at a consistent performance rate. Random read/write performance is specified at 250,000/21,000 Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) respectively, making the XD5 Series a predictable and reliable solution for read-intensive or heavy transactional workloads.

The XD5 2.5” Series expands Toshiba Memory’s broad data centre SSD portfolio and complements the previously released M.2 22110 form factor which supports 1,920 gigabyte (GB) and 3,840GB capacities. The flash memory and controllers leveraged within the XD5 Series offer high reliability, data protection, end-to-end error detection and power-loss protection, and the product is backed by a five-year limited warranty.

“Expanding our already broad NVMe portfolio with the new XD5 shows Toshiba Memory’s commitment enabling cloud data centres with a wide variety of solutions for every need including high reliability, low-power solutions and consistent application performance,” explained Paul Rowan, Vice President SSD Business Unit, Toshiba Memory Europe. 

Toshiba Memory’s PCIe NVMe SSDs are designed for multiple enterprise and data centre workload profiles and include the XD5 Series, the CD5 Series and the CM5 Series, which help customers address their demanding data environments and realise the most value from their flash storage.

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