NVMe’s have made the limitations of SATA protocol more and more apparent as new and emergent technology arrives on the tech market. NVMe SSDs are trailblazing their way into the front and centre of the public eye. By connecting directly to the servers CPUs through the PCI express interface bus, they bypass entirely the host bus adapters (HBAs) that SATA drives require.
Are NVMe’s the future?
With the way things are heading, it is predicted that NVMe adoption will grow by 91% by the end of 2023. NVMe is the storage technology you want for your current or next PC. The continued evolvement of the NVMe standard means that, as well as the present version 1.31, new features such as the ability to use your computer’s system memory as a cache.
The NVMe SSD inside the latest Macbook Pro reads and writes data four times faster than the SATA SSD’s found in the previous generations and seeks out information ten times as fast. Meaning you are not left staring blankly at that annoying spinning circle that often accompanies a loading page. NVMe’s should be a priority and should be actively sought out, not an add on or an afterthought when choosing a new or upgraded PC.
Not that you often need perpetuated output like this, but NVMe does short work of transferring files of any size. Compared to the rate offered by HDD’s 200MBps, and SATA SSD’s 550MBps, the NVMe SSD’s offer 3GBps in most business machines with their gaming counterparts now exceeding 7GBps.
Pro’s and Con’s of NVMe’s
The benefits of NVMe SSD include the following: NVMe SSD’s work with all major operating systems, giving the option of improved storage to many people and businesses without drastic changes to current operating systems. NVMe supports tunnelling protocol, so data privacy concerns are addressed and dealt with. It also supports a much higher bandwidth than SATA and offers superior compatibility with the system CPU.
NVMe’s may sound current like the be all or end all of the technology, but they are not without disadvantages. NVMe costs more than your standard 2.5 SSD devices, and any older systems do not support legacy NVMe. But these do not seem to be deal-breakers to us on why NVMe’s should be your choice when thinking about upgrading or replacing your system.
Growth within the NVMe Market
The NVMe market is projected to grow from $44.6b in 2020 to $163.5b by 2025. The major factors included in the market are due to the increasing adoption of NVMe technologies in SSD’s, servers and storage applications. The evolving demand for data storage and exponential use in data generation. This escalation in data needed lends itself to all aspects of the technological world, such as higher quality gaming PCs. NVMe’s also offer significant performance advancements and processing infrastructure.
It is projected that NVMe SSD’s will hold the largest share in the NVMe market during the forecast period. They have the largest market since they are adopted widely as a storage solution in most verticals.
When introduced into the market, SSD’s were marketed as a storage device that provides faster read and writes operations and reduced latency compared to HDD’s. SSD’s hold the highest share of the non-volatile memory express market.
North America held the largest size of the NVMe market in 2019. They have the largest share of the market, closely followed by Europe and APAC. The key players in the market are Samsung, Western Digital, Intel, Dell, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Intel is currently a leading player across the global NVMe market.
The SSD sector has a massive opportunity for growth in the face of this NVMe surge. The BSFI vertical is among the largest adopter of the NVMe market. The increasing application of next-generation technologies such as AI, machine learning etc., means that the need to process data at a very high rate is moving more and more to the forefront, which presents a very lucrative market opportunity for new entrants into the NVMe market.
Data-centric storage and computing tasks have led to significant demand for higher data read and write performance. The adoption of SATA is rapidly declining as the NVMe protocol replaces it.
How can Origin Storage Help?
Origin Storage has been keeping an eye on the NVMe market and its growth rate. Our website carries many options to continue to give you and your business the best up and coming technology, including Internal NVMe solutions from NVMe M.2 and U.2 along with an External NVMe portable SSD.
If you need any advice, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team. Our team is highly skilled and brings expert knowledge and a finger on the pulse of the tech world, helping you make the most informed and efficient decision for your business.
Find out more about Origin Storage’s NVMe options on our website here.