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Faster data access coming - PCIe generation 6 spec unveiled

Blocks & Files - Chris Mellor January 12, 2022

The PCIe SIG has released the official PCIe gen 6 specification, which doubles PCIe 5 speed to256GB/sec across 16 lanes.

Greg Wong, founder and principal analyst at Forward Insights, said: "The PCI Express SSD market [is] forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 40 per cent to over 800 exabytes by 2025. With the storage industry transitioning to PCIe 4.0 technology and on the cusp of introducing PCIe 5.0 technology, companies will begin adopting PCIe 6.0 technology in their roadmaps to future-proof their products and take advantage of the high bandwidth and low latency that PCI Express technology offers."

Source: SSD Insights, August 2021, Forward Insights

PCIe market growth estimate. Client systems take the most shipments, followed by cloud hyperscalers.

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