New KIOXIA RM7 Series Value SAS SSDs Debut on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Servers

Value SAS SSDs Used in the HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2 Can Improve Performance, Reliability Over SATA SSDs on Latest ProLiant Servers

  • December 7, 2023
  • Kioxia Corporation

Tokyo – Kioxia Corporation, a world leader in memory solutions, today announced that its lineup of KIOXIA 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, delivering higher IOPS/W and IOPS/$ (1).

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 (2)
  • Endurance options include 1 drive write per day(DWPD (3)) 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 (5)

Kioxia has been collaborating with HPE to bring Kioxia’s best-in-class storage solutions to HPE ProLiant servers for years and enable a broad range of solutions, from mobile to data center to enterprise. Value SAS SSDs enable customers to easily transition away from SSDs using the rapidly aging SATA protocol, while delivering higher performance and reliability.


  1. IOPS/W = input-output operations per second, per watt. IOPS/$ = input-output operations per second, per dollar. These are metrics to describe performance benefits for a watt of energy and dollar of cost.
  2. 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 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.
  3. DWPD: Drive Write(s) Per Day. One full drive write per day means the drive can be written and re-written to full capacity once a day every day under the specified workload for the specified lifetime. Actual results may vary due to system configuration, usage and other factors.
  4. Read and write speed may vary depending on various factors such as host devices, software (drivers, OS etc.), and read/write conditions.
  5. SIE option supports Crypto Erase, which is a standardized feature defined by the techinical committees (SCSI) of INCITS (the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards).
    Availability of security/encryption options may vary by region.


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About Kioxia

Kioxia is a world leader in memory solutions, dedicated to the development, production and sale of flash memory and solid-state drives (SSDs). In April 2017, its predecessor Toshiba Memory was spun off from Toshiba Corporation, the company that invented NAND flash memory in 1987. Kioxia is committed to uplifting the world with “memory” by offering products, services and systems that create choice for customers and memory-based value for society. Kioxia'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.

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