Summary: Solid State Drives are taking control of the technological market.
If you haven’t done so already, the time to switch over to a solid state drive (SSD) is now.
Traditional spinning hard drives, while still utilized today, have been around since 1956. Needless to say, they’re a bit on the older side. Due to the upward trend of technological development, the solid state drive is now providing users with a much more effective way to handle all the messy work.
A Bit of Background Information
The words “solid state” is essentially industry jargon for integrated circuit – which is the primary difference between an SSD and a hard drive. There are no moving parts in an SSD and it doesn’t rely on a disk or a motor. It actually utilizes flash memory instead. SSDs tend to work in a similar fashion as your smartphone or tablet. But, you’ll find that SSDs in computers are much faster than your mobile device.
What’s the Major Difference?
Mechanical hard drives are limited in terms of overall performance. There’s essentially only a finite amount of what they’re capable of. SSDs already provide a massive performance overhaul over the traditional hard drives. They can transfer data quicker, shut down faster, and boot up in seconds.
Furthermore, SSDs are made to be smaller than mechanical hard drives and use less power. They’re also relatively silent and more reliable due to the fact they are not mechanical. As a result, you have a smaller, thinner, and lighter piece of equipment that will last much longer on a single battery charge than computers that utilize a hard disk drive.