Knowing your NVMe with Crucial

Knowing your NVMe with Crucial

What it is?

NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is the technology that accelerates the transfer of data between a system and solid-state drives (SSDs) over a computer’s high-speed Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) bus standard.

This technology allows the drives to act more like the fast memory that NVMe SSDs are designed for, rather than the hard disks they imitate. This allows the NVMe to provide the high-speed performance for today’s modern working environments.

NVMe provides an alternative to the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) standard and the Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) standard for connecting and transmitting data between a host system and a peripheral target storage device. The ATA command set in use with Serial ATA (SATA) SSDs and the SCSI command set for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs were developed at a time when hard disk drives (HDDs) and tape were the primary storage media. NVMe was designed for use with faster media.

The main benefits of NVMe-based PCIe SSDs over SAS-based and SATA-based SSDs are reduced latency in the host software stack, higher input/output operations per second (IOPS), and potentially lower power consumption, depending on the form factor and the number of PCIe lanes in use.


Crucial’s First NVMe SSD: P1

The Crucial P1 SSD is designed to be the only storage upgrade your customers will need with an affordable blend of performance and capacity. The NVMe™ PCIe® technology delivers vital performance such as sequential read/write speeds up to 2,000/1,700 MB/s so your customers can become more productive and faster than ever before.

The drive offers an MTTF of 1.8 million hours and an endurance of up to 200TB total bytes written, with power usage at an active average of 100mW. The Crucial P1 SSD leverages the NVMe PCIe interface and Micron’s leading-edge QLC technology to deliver fast capacity for less.

If your customer’s application is hard drive intensive or requires constant hard drive reads/writes, upgrading them to NVMe is the best, and most productive, solution for them. Find out more about the Crucial P1 here or speak to your account manager about upgrading your customers to NVMe.