Intel introduced their 750 Series solid state drives last year. Back then and even now not many people know what NVMe is. NVMe stands for Non-Volatile Memory Express and it is a protocol that has been designed from the ground up to capitalize on the low latency and internal parallelism of flash-based storage devices, mirroring the parallelism of contemporary CPUs, platforms and applications. NVMe reduces latency and allows for more transactions per second, which will increase application performance. NVMe is also uses less CPU power than AHCI, this means you have more CPU cycles for other activities. Intel’s 750 Series were the first solid state drives available to consumers to make use of this technology. Today we will be looking at the lowest capacity drive is the series, which is 400GB. It boasts sequential read and write speeds of up to 2200 MB/s and 900 MB/s respectively. That is quite impressive, let’s take a look!
- CES 2018