NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) and SSD (Solid State Drive) are both types of storage devices, but they have some key differences. Those are as follows:
- NVMe is a newer technology, while SSD has been around for a bit longer.
- NVMe uses a faster interface called PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) to connect to the motherboard, while SSDs typically use the SATA interface.
- NVMe drives have lower latency and higher throughput than SSDs, which means they can access and transfer data faster.
- NVMe drives also have a higher queue depth, which means they can handle more commands at once.
- NVMe drives often have better performance and are more expensive than SSDs.
- NVMe drives can be used as a boot drive and can be used as a storage drive for high-performance applications such as gaming, video editing, and data analysis.
- SSDs are more commonly used for general storage and backup purposes.
- NVMe drives are typically found in high-end laptops and desktops, while SSDs can be found in a wide range of devices, including laptops, desktops, and even smartphones.