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Why is NVMe better than any other storage drive?

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There are a lot of storage drives that exist as of today and they still keep coming, innovating, improving, and eliminating compromise day by day.

BACKGROUND

Disk File has always been the first and the original in the industry and birth of storage drives. As time passes by, our modern technology finds its way to keep pursuing limits and breakthroughs. The first hard disk drive, like so many innovations in computing, came from IBM. It was called the IBM Model 350 Disk File and was a huge device. It had 50 24-inch disks contained inside a cabinet that was as large as a cupboard.

HDD & SSD

Hard disk drives were made as a product of innovation and it makes room for bigger capacity storage and still is being used today, it is a non-volatile data storage device wherein non-volatile means that the drive maintains stored data even when turned off. Then there’s the SSD or Solid State Drive that is 10 times faster than a normal Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

Ever since SSDs were made, they are the best and fastest in the market and people are going crazy for that physical storage drive. A solid-state drive (SSD) is a new generation of computer storage devices. SSDs use flash-based memory, which is much faster than mechanical hard disks.

Moving on, let’s talk about the game changer NVMe or also known as Non-volatile Memory Express.

NVMe

It is the newest data storage for flash and next-generation SSDs access and transport protocol that provides the highest read and write speed, and the shortest response time for all types of use.

It is claimed that NVMe is 2-7 times faster than a normal SSD and on the other hand, SSDs are 10 times faster than any HDD. Just imagine how fast of a storage device that is.

In terms of price point, NVMe is significantly more expensive than SSD but the performance is astounding and you can never go less with this kind of storage device.

ANALOGY

To simplify it, HDD costs cheaper than SSD and NVMe and has a much higher storage capacity for the price point. Unlike SSD and NVMe you have to pay a higher price for bigger storage. For example, a typical 1TB HDD would cost you around $40/2,000 PHP. And an SSD for 1TB would cost you around $100/5,000 PHP, meanwhile, NVMe for 1TB would cost roughly $130/6,500 PHP.

Nevertheless, SSDs became the common ground of the next generation storage drive as it is on par with their performance and price point. Plus, if you’re eyeing something better and faster than HDD then go for SSD. On the other hand, if money is not a talk of discussion here then NVMe is the way to assure you that it is the best of the best.

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