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Samsung: NVMe SSDs are the future

Samsung: NVMe SSDs are the future
Samsung: NVMe SSDs are the future
According to Samsung the SSD market is changing fast right now. In 2017 the faster NVMe PCIe SSDs are supposed to be more important then the older AHCI SATA III based SSDs.
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The storage market is moving away from HDDs since years now. Not only that, now the market interest is also moving away from "traditional" SSDs based on the AHCI standard, which limits the SSDs to 600 MB/s. In their place the NVMe PCIe standard is on the rise. Current NVMe SSDs are capable of up to 3,5 GB/s. The rise of this standard is something we at Notebookcheck notice directly, as more and more review-units are being equipped with these SSDs.

Samsung is one of the biggest producers of SSD, regardless if they are AHCI or NVMe based. Recently, the Korean giant has introduced its newest flagship SSD, the NVMe based 960 Pro. Samsung has big plans for these SSD next year: NVMe SSDs are projected to overtake AHCI based SSDs in 2017, at least for Samsung. This year, Samsung managed to ship 33 million NVMe drives. Next year, that number is supposed to almost double to 64 million. In comparison, the AHCI SSDs would drop from 56 million to 52 million units.

NVMe SSDs are mostly shipped in the small 2280 M.2 form-factor. The 2.5" variant U.2 is very rare. AHCI SSDs are common in the M.2 and the 2.5" standards. The distribution of NVMe SSDs is mostly accelerated through the OEM market. As we noted before, more and more notebooks are equipped with these SSDs.

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Benjamin Herzig
Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 922 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2016-09-26 (Update: 2016-09-26)