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SANBlaze Ships SBExpress-DT5 PCIe 5.0 Desktop NVMe SSD Test System

Convenient Portable Desktop System Cuts SSD Testing Time in Half

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Littleton, MA, USA — June 27, 2023 — SANBlaze Technology Inc., a leading worldwide provider of advanced storage test and validation technologies, today announced availability of its SBExpress-DT5, a complete turnkey PCIe® 5.0 NVMe® SSD validation test system.  The SBExpress-DT5 system works in conjunction with the company’s industry-leading Certified by SANBlaze™ Test Suite, bringing enterprise class NVMe validation right to the developer's desktop.  The system is fully self-contained, quiet, and easily portable, perfect for a work-from-home environment or traveling to customer sites.

System Includes Advanced Capabilities, Integration with SerialTek Protocol Analyzer

The sixth generation SBExpress-DT5 is both evolutionary, growing from a successful family of widely deployed predecessors, and innovative, with advanced test capabilities, including Vendor Defined Messaging (VDM) testing support for NVMe-MI over PCIe, and both in-band and SMBus test capabilities.  All features of the Certified by SANBlaze Enterprise Test Suite are completely supported at PCIe5.0 speed.  The system integrates seamlessly with SerialTek’s Kodiak™ PCIe 5.0 protocol analysis system, providing users with comprehensive test, debug, and analysis capabilities.
















Riser Technology


The SBExpress-DT5 employs SANBlaze’s proprietary riser technology and conveniently uses the same set of NVMe PCIe 5.0 risers as the 16-drive RM5 (rackmount) system.  All SANBlaze risers are capable of single- and dual-port operation and can switch on-the-fly under software control.  Risers are available for all NVMe form factors at PCIe 5.0 speed.

Features and Capabilities

The SBExpress-DT supports the following features and capabilities:

  • U.2/E3 Single/Dual Port

  • All EDSFF form factors

  • Certified by SANBlaze test suite, with automated report generation and performance plotting

  • L1.1 and L1.2 Low Power State testing with CLKREQ monitor

  • Vendor Defined Message (VDM) testing

  • SR-IOV and multi-root testing

  • SMBus testing up to 1MHz

  • MI/MCTP testing over SMBus, VDM, and in-band transports

  • Power On/Off testing under SW control, all devices

  • Clock disable testing to all devices

  • Hardware PERST testing to all devices

  • Single-/dual-port testing on-the-fly under software control

  • SRIS/SRNS and SSC advanced clock mode testing (see our whitepaper)

  • Power monitoring of each device under test

  • Full PCIe 5.0 bandwidth (PCIe 5.0 x4) to each riser and PCIe 5.0 x16 to root complex

  • Remote system control for power up/down/reset

  • PCIe 5.0 x16 "Top Slot" for PCIe Add-In Card (AIC) testing (e.g., FPGA or PCIe Analyzer)

  • Python APIs for full system control and integration into corporate test infrastructure

Capabilities are Ideal for Broad Variety of Teams

The SBExpress-DT5 proves useful for a wide variety of teams, including firmware, manufacturing, development engineers, systems engineers, and field application engineers.  Analysis tasks are easily automated with built-in error detection triggering, leading to fast and accurate problem resolution.  See more on this in the white paper, Triggering a PCIe Analyzer from your SBExpress System.

Pricing and Availability

The SBExpress-DT5 PCIe 5.0 Desktop NVMe SSD Test System is now shipping with minimal lead times.  Contact the SANBlaze sales team for more information.

About SANBlaze

SANBlaze, a member of the Symbiosys Alliance, is a pioneer in storage testing and validation technologies.  SANBlaze systems are deployed in the test and development labs of most major storage hardware and software vendors worldwide.  SANBlaze is revolutionizing the NVMe Storage Area Network (SAN) and PCIe device qualification markets by offering NVMe testing end-to-end.  We are first to market a solution that tests Native NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) for complete end-to-end testing of your entire system using single port or dual port drives.  More information is available on

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