Smart Machines & Factories
Announcement of the First Industrial-Grade PCIe 4.0 SSDs turbocharging 5G and AIoT
Published:  24 September, 2021

5G and AIoT need more speed and more capacity, and PCIe 4.0 delivers, doubling the speed of PCIe 3.0
and providing the much-needed performance boost to keep pace with innovation and industry trends

Not only speed and capacity, but tolerance of wide-range temperature is also crucial. Consumer-grade
products aren’t tough enough to withstand the high temperatures of outdoor and industrial settings, so

Innodisk is introducing the first industrial-grade PCIe 4.0 SSDs built to handle those challenging conditions.
PCIe 4.0 increases the maximum capacity to 4TB, doubles the bandwidth, and raises the speed to 16 GT/s
which is twice that of PCIe Gen3. Although third-generation PCIe offered only modest speed increases over
the popular SATA III for storage applications, it did provide the much sought-after advantages of full forward
and backward compatibility. PCIe 4.0 retains that coveted compatibility while also adding noticeable speed
The recently announced industrial-grade PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD series features 112-layer 3D TLC
technology, offers temperature tolerance from -40 to 85℃, supports AES-256 encryption, and is compliant
with TCG OPAL 2.0. This new series also utilizes NVMe technology that provides a necessary performance
boost and other technological advancements encompassed in NVMe. One notable innovation is Namespace
technology, which delivers better read and write efficiency and a longer SSD lifetime.
Being the No.1 global industrial-grade SSD provider, Innodisk is bringing its industrial prowess to the table
and plans to implement Namespace technology for its future releases and once again upgrade its industrialgrade
solutions. Industrial strength is important for outdoor use, which is increasingly common with higher
density 5G infrastructure and critical for industrial use, where temperatures are high. Some specific
applications include smart street lights, 5G mmWave, security inspection cameras, and 5G internet hosting.
PCIe 4.0 is a relatively new technology, system integrators, and industry experts are keeping their eye on
future developments, providing plenty of room for early entry into this opportunity. To meet those demands,
Innodisk offers the following PCIe Gen4x4 SSDs, slated for sample distribution in October 2021 and will offer
stable long-term supply:
• M.2 2280 4TE (256-2TB)
• M.2 2280 4TG-P (256-2TB)
• M.2 2280 4TG2-P (128-4TB)