Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) drives provide faster data transfer between the drive and computer. They use a host controller interface and storage protocol to facilitate data transfers and saves. Most people think of NVMe drives as Solid-State Drives (SSDs).
SSDs were developed as an alternative storage device in place of traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). However, SSDs are a different type of technology that is used to store and transfer data.
NVMe drives are a hybrid, of sorts, that incorporates the benefits of high-speed memory and high-speed data transfers and storage found with SSDs. This is why most people refer to NVMe drives as NVMe SSDs. Another feature of NVMe drives is they can be configured to work with PCIe (PCI Express) protocol for rapid data transfer and storage.
The best way to think of NVMe drives is they are the next-generation storage device that offers the benefits of being able to read and write data much faster. You don’t have to wait for programs to open or wait as files are opened and saved, you avoid that spinning circle or hourglass as the computer runs apps in the background, and you are almost instantly able to start the computer or shut it down.
There are different wipe methods you can use when you want to remove data on NVMe drives. The method you use will depend on what you want to erase and whether you want to restore the drive to its factory settings.
Using traditional formatting and erasing methods does not work very efficiently with NVMe drives because those methods were designed for use with legacy drives. Most computer manufacturers do include a utility program for restoring the original factory settings on the NVMe drive and erasing data.
However, these utility programs do not securely remove every fragment of data from the drive. There are still remnants of the data left that could be restored using the right commands and apps. To ensure NVMe drives are securely erased and formatted, you need to use disk wiping software.
Wiping NVMe drives allows you to reuse them in the same computer or transfer them to a different computer. You also do not have to physically touch the computer to wipe the drive, as you can do it remotely with the right network configuration.
When selecting which disk wiping software to use, it is important to know what you are going to do with the NVMe drive.
If you want a secure wipe of the drive that leaves it blank afterward, then you want to use WipeDrive . This software app securely and permanently erases the data from NVMe drives so it is not recoverable.
If you want to reuse the computer and do not want to have to reload the operating system and apps, then you want to use SystemSaver to securely and permanently erase company or personal data from the machine. This app is ideal for businesses that reuse computers and reassign them to new employees.
If you want to do your own in-house audits to verify NVMe drivers have been wiped properly, you should use VeriDrive.
There are different software apps for different purposes that securely erases data from NVMe drives. These apps can be used by individuals to protect personal information or by corporate and government agencies to protect highly sensitive information.
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