The board supports M.2 NVM Express* (NVMe) drives. NVMe is an optimized, high-performance scalable host controller interface designed to utilize PCIe-based solid-state storage. NVMe is designed to provide efficient access to storage devices built with non-volatile memory, from current NAND flash technology to future, higher performing persistent memory technologies like Optane. NVMe is designed to meet serial bandwidth requirements and very high IOPs. It is based on PCIe Gen 4 and can deliver up to 8GB/s bandwidth. Current NVMe is based on version 1.3 of the specification.
Actual device performance may vary based on OS version, storage type, and workload utilized.