PM5 Series 12Gb/s Enterprise SAS SSD

Why Choose PM5 Series 12Gb/s Enterprise SAS SSDs for Your HPE ProLiant Servers?


High performance 12Gb/s SAS interface


Broad range of SSD options


Reliable 64-layer 3D Memory

Quick Specs

Family Workload Capacity1 Random Read/Write2 Sequential Read/Write3
PM5-M Write Intensive (10 DWPD5 for 5 years6)
630GB - 7680GB Up to 165K/54K IOPS7 Up to 1,127/1,080 MB/s
PM5-V Mixed Use (3 DWPD5 for 5 years6)
400GB - 6400GB Up to 165K/115K IOPS Up to 1,127/1,080 MB/s
PM5-R Read Intensive (1 DWPD5 for 5 years6)
400GB - 3200GB Up to 165K/120K IOPS UP to 1,127/1,080 MB/s

PM5 Series 12Gb/s Enterprise SAS Family

PM5-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 PM5-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 7.68TB.

PM5-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 PM5-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.

PM5-M Series

For Write Intensive Workloads

  • Financial trading
  • Online transaction processing (OLTP)
  • Software defined storage
  • Sensor, radar and signal processing

Write intensive, 10 DWPD models, are designed for mixed read and write workloads, with a special emphasis on write performance, mission-critical hyperscale and virtualized environments. KIOXIA's 10 DWPD models provide very high levels of predictable and consistent performance. With capacities up to 3.2TB, the 10 DWPD models are suitable for online transaction processing (OLTP), financial trading, SDS, e-commerce and many more high endurance applications.


Family Capacity1 Random Read2
Random Write2 Sequential Read3
Sequential Write3
Min Terabytes Written4,5,6
Read Intensive
1 DWPD5 for 5 Years6
960GB 165K IOPS 7 @Q32
47K IOPS 7 @Q4
1,127 MB/s
1,080 MB/s
1, 752TB
1920GB 54K IOPS  @Q4
3840GB 7,008TB
7680GB 48K IOPS  @Q4
Mixed Use
3 DWPD5 for 5 years6
400GB 165K IOPS @Q64
70K IOPS  @Q4
1,222 MB/s
702 MB/s
800GB 165K IOPS @Q32
85K IOPS  @Q16
1,127 MB/s
1,080 MB/s
1600GB 165K IOPS @Q32
105K IOPS  @Q16
3200GB 165K IOPS @Q32
110K IOPS  @Q16
6400GB 165K IOPS @Q32
105K IOPS  @Q16
Write Intensive
10 DWPD5 for 5 years6
400GB 165K IOPS @Q32
115K IOPS  @Q16
1,127 MB/s
1,080 MB/s
800GB 165K IOPS @Q32
120K IOPS  @Q16
1600GB 165K IOPS @Q32
3200GB 165K IOPS @Q32

Ordering Information

Family Capacity Form Factor HPE Carrier Type KIOXIA P/N HPE P/N
HPE Model Number
Read Intensive
960GB SFF SC SDFBE06CAA01T P04517-B21 VO000960KWTBK
1920GB SFF SC SDFBE05CAA01T P04519-B21 VO001920JWTBL
3840GB SFF SC SDFBE04CAA01T P04521-B21 VO003840JWTBN
7680GB SFF SC SDFBE03CAA01T P04523-B21 VO007680JWTBP
Mixed Use
400GB SFF SC SDFBC07CAA01T P04525-B21 MO000400JWTBQ
800GB SFF SC SDFBC06CAA01T P04527-B21 MO000800JWTBR
800GB LFF SCC SDFBC06CAA01T P04529-B21 MO000800JWTBR
800GB LFF LPC SDFBC06CAA01T P04531-B21 MO000800JWTBR
1600GB SFF SC SDFBC05CAA01T P04533-B21 MO001600JWTBT
1600GB LFF LPC SDFBC05CAA01T P04535-B21 MO001600JWTBT
3200GB SFF SCC SDFBC04CAA01T P04537-B21 EO000800JWTCA
6400GB SFF SCC SDFBC03CAA01T P04539-B21 EO001600JWTCB
Write Intensive
400GB SFF SCC SDFBB06CAA01T P04541-B21 EO000400JWTBV
800GB SFF SCC SDFBB05CAA01T P04543-B21 EO000800JWTCA
1600GB SFF SCC SDFBB04CAA01T P04545-B21 EO001600JWTCB
3200GB SFF SCC SDFBB03CAA01T P04547-B21 EO003200JWTCC

HPE Carrier Type

SC = Smartdrive Carrier
SCC = Smartdrive Carrier Converter
LPC = Low Profile Carrier

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

5) DWPD: Drive Write Per Day rating while maintaining 5 years useful life. “Drive write” is defined as the bytes of written data up to the drive capacity point. It is used as a comparison of endurance among SSDs of equal capacity points.

6) HPE Warranty/Maximum Usage Limitations: HPE branded SSD base warranty is 3 years - terms and service are covered by HPE and not KIOXIA. NAND Flash devices use semiconductor technology that has a finite number of data that can be written to the device, defined as the Maximum Usage Limit, commonly called “Write Endurance”. HPE’s Write Endurance - is measured while running 100% random 4KiB writes across the entire SSD and is used to generate a “Lifetime Writes (TB)” for a SSD drive as well as a “Drive Writes Per Day” (DWPD) calculation. Drives that have reached this Maximum Usage Limit are no longer eligible for warranty coverage.

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

Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

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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