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KIOXIA Intros RM7 Series Value SAS SSDs on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Servers

KIOXIA Europe GmbH today announced that its lineup of RM7 Series Value SAS SSDs are now available in HPE ProLiant  Gen11 servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). KIOXIA RM7 Series SSDs are the latest generation of the company’s 12Gb/s Value SAS SSDs, which provide server applications with higher performance, reliability and lower latency than SATA SSDs. Proving there is ‘Life After SATA,’ Value SAS delivers higher IOPS/W and IOPS/$ than SATA.

In addition to being available in ProLiant servers, KIOXIA RM Series Value SAS SSDs are being used in the HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2).  As part of the program, KIOXIA SSDs provide robust flash storage in HPE Edgeline and HPE ProLiant servers in a test environment to conduct scientific experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

KIOXIA RM7 Series Value SAS SSD Overview

  • 12 gigabit per second (Gb/s) SAS interface (SAS-3), single-port
  • Capacities from 960 gigabytes to 7.68 terabytes
  • Endurance options include 1 drive write per day (DWPD) and 3 DWPD
  • Random read performance up to 190,000 IOPS (4k @ 512 queue depth); sequential read performance up to 1,100 megabytes/second (128K)[4]
  • Sanitize instant erase (SIE) for fast and secure cryptographic erase

“Introduced in 2019, the KIOXIA Value SAS technology and product line is now available in its 3rd generation on HPE servers,” said Paul Rowan, Vice President SSD Marketing and Engineering, KIOXIA Europe GmbH. He continues: “We are very excited to see the robust and lower power consumption enterprise-class Value SAS SSDs running on HPE SBC-2 for the next few years.”

KIOXIA has been collaborating with HPE to bring KIOXIA’s best-in-class storage to HPE ProLiant servers for years and enable a broad range of solutions, from mobile to the data centre to enterprise. Value SAS SSDs are part of the KIOXIA ‘Life After SATA’ campaign, enabling customers to easily transition away from SSDs using the rapidly ageing SATA protocol, while delivering higher performance and reliability.

“To further accelerate exploration with our Spaceborne project, HPE needed a storage technology that could handle the rigorous and harsh environments of space,” said Norm Follett, Senior Director of Space Technologies and Solutions, HPE.  “Value SAS technology delivered on all the requirements and we’re pleased to collaborate with KIOXIA for our next mission to the ISS scheduled in January.”

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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