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It is pretty surprisng that they aren't working on a new SATA spec, so the switch to NVMe is somewhat inevitable. I guess that SATA sucks too much power to use at faster speeds.
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SSDs are steadily displacing HDDs in more applications, but NVMe is shaping up to be the dark horse that may put the venerable HDD to rest.
NVMe Muscles SATA Out Of The Ring
NVMe SSDs are taking over the SSD market at an astounding rate while pushing SATA to the wayside. NVMe SSDs accounted for only 3 million units in 2014 but have skyrocketed to 33 million units this year.  This year was undoubtedly the "breakout" year for NVMe, but Samsung predicts that 2017 will tip the scales entirely in NVMe's favor with 64 million NVMe SSDs outweighing the 52 million SATA SSDs that will hit the market.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/samsung-ssd-hdd-sata-nvme,32762.html

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No surprise. It's a superior spec.
   
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SATA spec drives will continue to get more affordable at a faster pace as they are displaced by newer NVME drives.
SATA SSDs quickly are becoming no-brainer replacements for failed SATA HDDs. They're faster, lighter, more durable, longer lasting, and more energy efficient. As far as I know most SSDs "should" last most users 8-15 years, and at least far longer than HDDs today. Just need to get that $/GB down a bit more.
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Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post

As far as I know most SSDs "should" last most users 8-15 years.

I have a first generation OCZ Vertex that I purchased in 2009 that is still alive and well running in a laptop that gets moderate use. So there might be some truth to that 8-15 years lifespan.
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I have a first generation OCZ Vertex that I purchased in 2009 that is still alive and well running in a laptop that gets moderate use. So there might be some truth to that 8-15 years lifespan.

Oldest drive I have is my Crucial M4 bought back on release in 2011. Has been my OS drive on multiple systems without a hitch, even when loaded up most of it's life.

I've got 3 SSD's and 3 HDD's in my current rig, eventually the 3 HDD's will be sata SSD's as well.
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thats awesome. Sold my old OCZ Agility 60GB to my buddy, hes still using it, this Vertex 4 is still cranking , not complaining a bit!
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Good.
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Until the day I can get a 4TB SSD for $150 or less I don't see SATA going anywhere. Or might I say when you start seeing 256GB or 512GB SSDs in the mid range $450-700 Dell or HP pcs sold in Best Buy.
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EDIT: I used terminology in comparison wrong, and I think the article did too. It should be saying NVMe is kicking out AHCI as the most popular interface, not SATA, which is a bus (right? Correct me if I'm totally wrong). Got caught up in the article and posts.

The SATA spec that supports NVMe is SATA Express, which is SATA 3.2 16Gb/s. But the connector is so cumbersome. I hope a new bus comes out to replace SATA.

I've only seen NVMe being used on M.2 and direct PCI-E cards.
Edited by bucdan - 9/28/16 at 1:55pm
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Another one bytes the dust...anyone remember PATA?
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