You can now purchase a VPS server running NVMe storage from First2Host. Based on the same equipment that our website runs on https://www.first2host.co.uk you can see a noticeable increase in speed even over SSD storage.
Our standard SSD devices are fast, over 50% faster than conventional SATA drives but these use SATA connections to pass information from the drive to your server. NVMe or, Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCIS) runs in PCIe slots and does not use SATA based technology which speeds up the passage of information.
NVMe support is currently lacking in the hosting industry. A lot of server BIOS programs do not yet have support for NVMe devices. Linux has supported NVMe devices since Kernel 3.1 and Windows since Windows 8. On selected services, we can now roll out this technology. We’re going to be making it available on all of our Dedicated Servers and at the moment you can purchase a VPS running NVMe storage and Intel Xeon E3-1270v6 CPUs.
What increases in speed can you expect from NVMe storage?
We’re going to run tests on SATA, SSD and NVMe so you can see the difference in speeds. We have created three VPS servers, each running CentOS 7.4 on three different hardware nodes. Each server runs 2x Intel Xeon E5-2630v3 CPUs with 4GB ram and a 1GBPS connection to the internet. All run OpenVZ technology for an accurate picture of the differences.
Hard-Drive Speed Test OpenVZ SATA VPS Server; (Slowest)
Hard-Drive Speed Test OpenVZ SSD VPS Server;
Hard-Drive Speed Test OpenVZ NVMe VPS Server; (Fastest)
As we can see from the reports, SATA is the slowest storage technology managing to write 1.1 GB of data to the disk in 8.68 seconds with an average write speed of 124 MBPS.
In second place for speed was the SSD storage. The OpenVZ SSD VPS managed to write 1.1 GB to the disk in 4.13 seconds at an average speed of 260 MBPS. That’s 4.55 seconds faster than a SATA VPS!
But the really impressive result is the NVMe VPS server. Here the server was able to write 1.1 GB in an insanely fast 2.48 seconds. That’s 6.2 seconds faster than a SATA VPS Server and 1.65 seconds faster than an SSD VPS server.
This means an NVMe VPS server is 71.43% faster at writing data to the disk than a standard SATA VPS Server and is 39.95% faster than an SSD VPS Server.
How was this article? – NVMe VPS storage has arrived and it’s much faster than an SSD based service
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