Technical white paper

HPE Gen10 NVMe Technology

The HPE advantage

Non-volatile Memory Express (NVMe) drives take advantage of the high-speed and low-latency characteristics of the PCI Express (PCIe) bus, as well as the standard protocol and simplified command structure of NVMe. HPE Gen10 servers offer a higher number of small form factor (SFF) drive bays supporting NVMe drives compared to HPE Gen9 servers. The HPE Gen10 NVMe drive bays are directly connected to the host processor with x4 PCIe 3.0 ensuring full bandwidth and performance.
Additional NVMe drive choices are available for HPE Gen10 servers. Low power NVMe solid-state drives (SSDs) are capable of providing good read performance while operating within an 11W power budget. NVMe 1.2 compliant devices are available in HPE Gen10 that provide better compatibility with Windows inbox drivers for features such as firmware updates. These updates can be performed on the newer NVMe SSDs without requiring a power cycle.