CM6 Series Enterprise NVMeTM SSD

Why Choose CM6 Series Enterprise NVMe SSDs for Your Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers?

High performance NVMe interface

Optimized for Dell EMC PowerEdge servers

Reliable 64-layer 3D TLC Memory

Enterprise NVMe SSDs are high reliability and high performance drives, with dual-port support, for Dell EMC servers and storage systems. This series offers a range of capacities, endurances, and security options.

Quick Specs

Family Workload Data Security &
Encryption Options(7)
Endurance Capacity(1) Random Read/Write(2) Sequential Read/Write(3)
CM6-R Read Intensive
SIE / FIPS 1 DWPD(4) 1,920GB - 15,360GB Up to
1,400K/170K IOPS(6)
Up to
6,900/4,200 MB/s
CM6-V Mixed Use
SIE / FIPS 3 DWPD 1,600GB - 6,400GB Up to
1,400K/350K IOPS

CM6-R Series

For Read Intensive Workloads

  • Media streaming
  • Machine learning
  • File/application services
  • Business intelligence
  • Content management
  • Big data/analytics
  • Backup

Read intensive, 1 DWPD or less, models are designed for read-intensive applications. The CM6-R Series delivers features and performance suited for a range of enterprise and hyper-scale workloads. These read-intensive models are available in capacities up to 15.36TB.

CM6-V Series

For Mixed Use Workloads

  • SQL/transactional database
  • Financial trading
  • Imaging
  • Content management
  • Big data/analytics
  • Software defined storage

Mixed use, 3 DWPD models, are designed for mixed read and write workloads. KIOXIA's CM6-V Series models provide a balance of excellent performance with endurance, and as all PM5 Series models, it includes power-loss protection and full data path protection. These drives offer capacities up to 6.4TB and are suitable for a wide range of applications.


Family Data Security &
Encryption Options(7)
Capacity(1) Random Read(2) Random Write(2) Sequential Read(3) Sequential Write(3) Min Terabytes Written(8)
Read Intensive
1 DWPD(4) for 5 Years(5)
SIE/ FIPS 1,920GB 1,300K IOPS(6) 100K IOPS 6,900 MB/s 2,800 MB/s 3,504TB
3,840GB 1,400K IOPS 170K IOPS 4,200 MB/s 7,008TB
7,680GB 4,000 MB/s 14,016TB
15,360GB 28,032TB
Mixed Use
3 DWDP for 5 Years
SIE/ FIPS 1,600GB 1,300K IOPS 215K IOPS 6,900 MB/s 2,800 MB/s 8,760TB
3,200GB 1,400K IOPS 350K IOPS 4,200 MB/s 17,520TB
6,400GB 325K IOPS 4,000 MB/s 35,040TB

Ordering Information

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1) Definition of capacity: KIOXIA 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.

2) This performance is based on a random 4K read/write workload. Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

3) This performance is based on a sequential 64K read/write workload. Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

4) 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. This is computed assuming a worst case 4K random workload.

5) The Dell Branded SSD warranty terms and service are covered by Dell Corporation and not KIOXIA.

6) IOPS: Input Output Per Second (or the number of I/O operations per second).

7) Data Security:
- Sanitize Instant Erase (SIE) option supports Crypto Erase, which is a standardized feature defined by the technical committees (T10/T13) of INCITS (the Inter National Committee for Information Technology Standards) or by NVM Express Inc.
- SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) SSDs support TCG Enterprise SSC or TCG Opal SSC
- FIPS drives are validated as FIPS 140-2 Level 2 which defines security requirements for cryptographic module by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

8) Measured using worst-case 4K random write workload.

Subject to Change: While KIOXIA has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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