DragonFlyBSD Has Initial NVMe Driver Support
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 6 June 2016 at 07:39 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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The DragonFlyBSD kernel now has an initial NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) driver for supporting these modern, super-fast storage solutions.

A few days back Matthew Dillon added the initial NVMe driver code and since then he's begun to work it into basic shape.

For those unfamiliar with it, NVM Express is a modern standard for storage devices that allows better SSD performance and lower overhead compared to other interfaces like SATA 3.0. NVMe offers a lot more parallelism, efficiency, and other features over AHCI.

If you are looking for an NVMe driver for your Linux or BSD system, the one I currently use on my main benchmarking system is the Samsung 950 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD.
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