What is NVMe SSD and Why is it so Popular- NVMe Storage, Benefits & Usage

What is NVMe and Why is it so Popular- NVMe Storage, Benefits & Usage

What is NVMe

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a new storage access and transport protocol for flash and next-generation SSDs (solid-state drives) that delivers the highest throughput and fastest response times.

How does NVMe work

NVMe helps delivering a high-bandwidth, low-latency user experience, the NVMe protocol accesses flash storage via a PCI Express (PCIe) bus, which supports tens of thousands of parallel command queues and thus is much faster than hard disks and traditional flash drives.

What is NVMe and Why is it so Popular- NVMe Storage, Benefits & Usage

What are the Benefits of NVMe

NVMe is widely popular because it saves time. In traditional storage systems the data transfer speed is slow and it takes a lot of time to transfer the data.

  • PCIe sockets can transfer 25C more data when compared to SATA
  • NVMe begins sending commands more than 2X faster than AHCI drivers
  • NVMe I/O (Input/Output) operations
  • NVMe I/O (Input/Output) operations per Second exceeds 1 million and is up to 900% faster than its AHCIs


  • NVMe directly communicates with System CPU, it dosen’t need any middle man
  • NVMe based drives work with all major Operating systems

Unlike protocols designed in the days of mechanical hard disk drives, NVMe leverages not just solid-state storage, but also today’s multicore CPUs and gigabytes of memory.


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NVMe storage also takes advantage of streamlined command sets to efficiently parse and manipulate data.

NVMe technology is available in a number of form factors such as the PCIe card slot, M.2, and U.2.

Is NVMe faster than SSD.?

Yes it is, NVMe can deliver sustained read-write speed of 2000MB per second, way faster than the SATA SSD III, which limits at 600MB per second.

Can I use an NVME and SSD at the same time.

Yes, You can use M.2 or NVMe & SATA SSD, both at the same time. you can use the additional PCIe slot as a secondary drive. It will even be preferred as the boot drive because of its superiority.

Is NVMe Compatible for every device.

Regardless of form factor, NVMe directly communicates with the system CPU and works with all major operating systems.

NVMe Price in India.

Depending on the requirements the price will change, the base price starts at 5000 Rs.

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