Solid State Drives might be speedy, but later this year they're about to get even faster when the NVM Express specification arrives. NVMe, or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification, is a backwards-compatible method of accessing SSDs through SATA Express or PCI Express rather than the aging AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) currently used.
If all that sounds like jargon to you it's because that’s exactly what it is, but it’s the implications for gaming that make it worthwhile exploring this tech. As it stands, when your computer accesses your SSDs it’s already a lot quicker than when grabbing info from your standard hard disk drive, but with this new NVMe tech data access and transfer rates will become even faster and more efficient. [More]