To understand why NVMe products are in demand, we must first understand its origins. Legacy interfaces between the processor and storage device did not take into account performance-orientated storage such as flash. Interfaces were originally designed to work with hard disk drives (HDDs), which were relatively slow and did not require high-performance circuits. As a result, there was a bottleneck period with storage.
The solution is born
In March 2011, the NVMe specifications were developed by the NVM Express Workgroup, which consisted of more than 90 companies. Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) enables the communication between the processor and the storage device to occur quickly. It took some time for NVMe to emerge in the market, but it is now common technology. In 2020, the global NVMe market was valued at approximately $44.6 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.7%, leading to a valuation of $163.5 billion by 2025. The major driving factors of the market include increased adoption of NVMe technologies in SSDs, servers, and in storage.
NVMe was designed to take advantage of flash capability, and it provides a performance upgrade compared to SATA interfaces, for example. SATA interfaces are compatible with hard disk performance, but it is not enough to support flash performance.
What are the main benefits of NVMe?
The design of NVMe offers numerous advantages over other interfaces. NVMe has lower IO latency because of improved drivers, allowing for an increase in the number of queues and commands in a queue. NVMe technology has lower CPU overhead with handling IO, allowing for more cycles by other computations. It also has improved bandwidth and takes advantage of fast PCIe interfaces.
NVMe by Origin Storage
Origin Storage offers a range of NVMe products that will supercharge your organisation’s IT. The Origin Storage Inception E840 Pro NVMe External USB-C SSD allows you to quickly and easily add storage to PCs or Macs. The embedded PCIe NVMe technology facilitates sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s respectively. Combined with the incredible speed of USB 3.2 Gen 2, you can transfer large files in seconds rather than minutes. The sleek aluminium body of the device allows for effective cooling of internal components to reduce thermal throttling, allowing you to transfer files without reduced speeds. Contact us today by calling +44 (0) 844 288 686 or emailing us at [email protected] to learn more about the device and place your order.
Additionally, the Origin Storage Inception TLC830 Pro Series 256GB NVMe is 100% compatible as a replacement or upgrade for storage solutions. Also, the device will not invalidate OEM warranty.
The future of NVMe Storage
The migration to SSDs using flash as the primary storage device is a major break from the prior dominance of rotating devices. The NVMe architecture that is specifically designed to support SSDs, and future technologies that are currently being developed, has a very bright future. Flash storage allows the creation of new, innovative technologies that will enable processors to become even more powerful following Moore’s Law.