The key advantage of SSDs is performance. Traditional hard drives have throughputs of up to 200MB/s or lower depends on the model and its spin rate,
SSDs are faster, read data as much as 550MB/s. Also, SSDs generate less heat, and the cooling requirements are lower. Less heat can prolong the lifespan and increases the reliability of the server.
NVMe is a communications new standard in dedicated servers developed for SSDs by a consortium of vendors including Intel, Samsung, Sandisk, Dell, and Seagate. It operates across the PCIe bus, thus the ‘Express’ in its name.
It allows the drives to act more like the fast memory that they are, rather than the hard drive they are imitating. NVMe is fast and it is really fast. Our NVMe dedicated servers storage communicates 4 times faster than SSDs up to 3500 Mb/s and 500,000 IOPS.
However, we do not recommend NVMe as the operating system bootable drive.
The M.2 NVMe is runing at a very high speed. High speed devices like NVMe generate plenty of heat. To ensure NVMe performs at all time and lowered the risk that they will breakdown during te operation, the R&D has improvised the cooling heatsink and ensure it helps to bring down the temperature.
During our tests, with the help of the passive fan at the front of the server has tremendously brought down the temperature as much as 40%. The NVMe is running at a lower temperature now, you will have stable read and write performance. Most importantly, the risk of a failed NVMe is greatly reduced.
Serious speaking, there are not many differences in getting a dedicated server from company A or company B. However, at Vastspace we realize even a small change can make a lot of different.
For example, we have started to use CAT 7 network cables for all interconnections to the dedicated servers. This ensures consistent and reliable network connections. For information, CAT 7 network cable has exceeded a gigabit network specification.
Cat 7 network cable costs more but we absorb the cost to ensure our dedicated servers speed has met the expectation.