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NVMe vs SATA: Which SSD Technology Is Faster?

It’s as though when you are not with the best and latest, you are not getting it right. What am I trying to say? NVMe drives are now a big deal in computer storage right now. Thus, the good thing is that it’s added for good. NVMe vs SATA

As it stands, the NVMe solid-state drive blaze fast compared to standard 3.5- and 2.5- inch drives. That is so powerful.NVMe vs. SATA


If you have 1 TB Samsung 860 Pro, that is with a 2.5-inch SSD and assuming it has a maximum read speed of 560 MB. It still not equate to what NVMe based 960 Pro can do. Thus, the NVM make will be six times faster with a top speed of 3,500 MB/s.

Now the reason behind this is simple. Hence, it is because the pre-NVMe drives link to a PC via SATA III. Thus, we can find it in the third revision of the Serial ATA computer bus interface. In other words, it is now the host controller interface among newer and advanced SSDs. Of course, you now have an idea of this secrete behind the SSDs.

However, we often describe the old-fashioned drives and the latest drives with the terms SATA III and NVMe. But then, just have it in mind that NVMe is a far better technology compared to SATA III. Besides, it’s not a big deal because we have a reason for that right on this blog post.

The scene behind SATA III

SATA was launched in 2000 to replace the Parallel ATA standard that was in use. Then, SATA progressed to have higher speed connections and made its own name then. In other words, there is an improvement when you compare it with the one in use before. They launched it with a maximum transfer rate of 600 MB/s.

This SATA III makes use of a different connector to slot into a laptop while the other side has a different cable to connect to a desktop PC motherboard. But then, the interaction was not yet complete until you introduce a host controller interface.

Thus AHCL handled this. However, not now those SSDs are in play. It proved the SATA III drives and AHCI wrong, even though they were good at that time. Rather, they were optimized for high-latency rotating media, for non-volatile storage like SSDs.

However, the solid-state drives are so fast. Thus, the SATA III connection and AHCI were unable to meet up to it.

What makes NVMe Drives Better

NVMe drive is good in use for your boot drive and primary storage.  Thus, it is fast. Meanwhile, M.2 drives connect to special M.2 PCle slots which support up to four lanes of data transfer. Thus, they are NVMe based. Mind you, you can also find M.2 drives that use SATA III.

M.2 drives of NVMe based have up to 1 TB of storage, even though they are small up to the extent that you can hold it between your thumb and index finger.

In addition, it also offers high storage of up to 2TB, but then, it is costly. But then, you will get what you want because its speed and capacity are perfect.

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