CD5 Series

Data Center SSD

The CD5 Series is a read-intensive data center NVMe™ SSD that is optimized to support a broad range of scale-out and cloud applications that include Big Data/IoT, Online Transaction Processing, and Virtualization. CD5 SSDs, with a PCIe® Gen3 x4 interface, deliver consistent performance up to 550K IOPS (random read) and 50K IOPS (random write), with active power consumption of 11-13W.

Featuring KIOXIA Corporation’s 64-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D TLC memory, CD5 SSDs deliver <1 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day) of endurance and storage capacities up to 7.68 TB in a 2.5 inch form factor, making them suited for hyperscale data center applications.

Key Features
  • PCIe® Gen3 x4 interface with single-port
  • NVMe™ 1.3a compliant
  • Capacities from 960 GB to 7.68 TB
  • Up to 550K random read IOPS
  • Low power consumption of 11-13W active power
  • 2.5 inch small form factor, 15mm Z-Height
  • Power loss protection
  • End-to-end data protection
  • Sanitize Instant Erase (SIE) option *Note 1,4
  • Self-Encrypting (SED) option *Note 2,4
  • Self-Encrypting (SED), FIPS 140-2 option *Note 2,3,4
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Hyperscale
  • IoT and Big data analytics
  • Online transaction processing (OLTP)
     (transactional and relational databases)
  • Virtualized environments
  • Streaming media (Content delivery networks(CDN))

*Note 1: The Sanitize Instant Erase (SIE) option supports Crypto Erase, which is a standardized feature defined by NVM Express Inc.
*Note 2: SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) supports TCG Opal SSC. Unsupported features are included in these series.  For more details, please make inquiries through "Contact us" in each region's website,
*Note 3: FIPS drives are designed to comply with FIPS 140-2 Level 2, which defines security requirements for cryptographic module by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). For the latest certification status of each model, please contact us above.   
*Note 4: Optional security feature compliant drives are not available in all countries due to export and local regulations.



Model Number KCD51LUG7T68 KCD51LUG3T84 KCD51LUG1T92 KCD51LUG960G
Basic Specification
Interface PCIe® Gen3 x4, NVMe™ 1.3a
Interface Speed 32 GT/s (Gen3 x4)
Flash Memory Type BiCS FLASH™ TLC
Formatted Capacity 7,680 GB 3,840 GB 1,920 GB 960 GB
Sustained 128 KiB Sequential Read in single port (1x4) mode (Up to) 3,140 MB/s
Sustained 128 KiB Sequential Write in single port (1x4) mode (Up to) 1,980 MB/s 1,520 MB/s 780 MB/s 880 MB/s
Sustained 4 KiB Random Read in single port (1x4) mode (Up to) 550,000 IOPS 465,000 IOPS 270,000 IOPS 305,000 IOPS
Sustained 4 KiB Random Write in single port (1x4) mode (Up to) 50,000 IOPS 40,000 IOPS 20,000 IOPS
MTTF 2,500,000 hours
Warranty 5 years
Power Requirements
Supply Voltage 12 V ± 10 %
3.3 Vaux ± 15 %
Power Consumption (Active) 13 W Typ. 12 W Typ. 11 W Typ.
Height 15.0 mm + 0, - 0.5 mm
Width 69.85 ± 0.25 mm
Length 100.45 mm Max.
Weight 130 g Max.
Environmental Specifications
Temperature (Operating) 0 °C to 60 °C
Relative Humidity (Operating) 5 % to 95 % R.H.
Vibration (Operating) 21.27 m/s2 { 2.17 Grms } ( 5 to 800 Hz )
Shock (Operating) 9,800 m/s2 { 1,000 G } ( 0.5 ms duration )
  • Product image may represent a design model.
  • 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 = 230 = 1,073,741,824 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, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
  • GT/s:Giga Transfers per second
  • A kibibyte (KiB) means 210, or 1,024 bytes.
  • MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) is not a guarantee or estimate of product life; it is a statistical value related to mean failure rates for a large number of products which may not accurately reflect actual operation. Actual operating life of the product may be different from the MTTF.
  • DWPD: Drive Write 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 for five years, the stated product warranty period. Actual results may vary due to system configuration, usage and other factors.
  • Read and write speed, based on the sustained state of SSD, may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
  • IOPS: Input Output Per Second (or the number of I/O operations per second)
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