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New NVMe Western Digital SSDs target cloud, hyperscale and edge

Western Digital adds two new enterprise NVMe SSDs as the enterprise and cloud markets shift from SATA SSDs to faster NVMe. The new drives include 64-layer 3D NAND.

Carol Sliwa | Senior Writer - TechTarget - SearchStorage
26 Feb 2019

NVMe-based PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs accounted for about 40% of the enterprise SSD market in 2018, with slower SATA SSDs at 31% and SAS SSDs at 29%, according to market research firm Forward Insights. Forward Insights forecasts that NVMe-based PCIe SSDs will command 60% of the market by early 2019, with SAS at 25% and SATA at 15%.

Forward Insights analyst Greg Wong said hyperscale data centers are replacing SATA drives with NVMe SSDs, and OEMs are also moving to NVMe drives. He predicted that new all-flash arrays would gradually transition to dual-ported NVMe SSDs in place of SAS SSDs.

Enterprise SSD market share

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