Toshiba Memory America, Inc. participated in the PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group) Compliance Workshop #109 in Burlingame, California, where several prototype and engineering samples of the company's upcoming PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs underwent PCI-SIG FYI Gen 4 testing.
The fourth generation of the PCIe interface, PCIe 4.0, doubles available bandwidth for graphics cards, SSDs, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet cards. The new standard will enable SSDs in particular to provide much higher performance than previous PCIe 3.0 SSDs, especially sequential read performance.
PCI-SIG hosts Compliance Workshops several times a year in various locations worldwide. These workshops give members the opportunity to test and validate their products before entering the field. Compliance testing is completed against both PCI-SIG maintained systems and other leading manufacturers of PCI products. PCI-SIG FYI testing helps PCI-SIG evaluate the new tests while helping early adopters assess their products.
"Early support across the entire ecosystem is necessary when introducing new technologies, and we're working closely alongside PCI-SIG and other member companies to bring the benefits of PCIe 4.0 SSDs to end users," noted Kazusa Tomonaga, senior manager, SSD Marketing - Strategic Alliances and Ecosystem Development, Toshiba Memory America, Inc. "We are pleased with the results of the early testing at the PCI-SIG 4.0 workshop. We are on track and moving forward with our release plans for PCIe 4.0-capable SSD products."