In case you didn’t know, Kioxia is basically the company that was born from the old Toshiba or rather from the storage division within the old Japanese giant. It’s also a non-joke company, that is, in the computing world, especially in the storage space.
Proof of this is Kioxia’s great commitment to the new PCIe 5.0 standard, which is already supported by Intel on the Z690 platform, but unfortunately there is no compatible SSD on the market yet. The keyword here is “still”! After all, Kioxia is all about being first!
Kioxia will be the first to market with PCIe 5.0 SSDs!
So, while Kioxia was demonstrating the new NVMe XD6 Gen 4 SSD, which in turn can reach a read speed of 7 GB/s, in a “miniature” EDSFF E1.S format, Kioxia also started to “teaser” the truly innovative SSDs that already based on the PCIe 5.0 standard.
What was that ‘neck’? Well, Kioxia not only showed read and write values, which should be between 14,000 MB/s in the read area and 7000 MB/s in the write area. It also showed very significant improvements in response time and I/O performance, always with gains between 50% and almost 80%.
Are you ready for PCIe 5.0 SSDs? It’s good to start preparing! They almost become reality.
Besides, what do you think of all this? Do you see an advantage in upgrading to an even faster SSD if you already have a good PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 drive? If so, let us know what you think in the comments below.