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SSD vs HDD, Everything you need to know!

Is it time to get a faster, better performing PC?

The Solid State Drive (SSD) is a storage device far superior to traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD) which have been around since the 1950s. The SSD has a good number of advantages.

What’s so great about SSD?

We thought about boring you with all the technical details on how the mechanics of the SSD differ from the HDD, but all you really need to know is this: SSDs store data on flash memory chips, whereas HDDs store data on effectively, a metal platter with a magnetic coating. What this basic difference in manufacture and makeup means is a huge variance in performance between the two.

The SSD beats the HDD hands down for speed, durability and better overall operation. It takes less than a minute to boot up an SSD-equipped PC, where a Hard Disk Drive takes time to speed up and meet operational specs. The HDD suffers from additional speed issues too when fragmentation occurs, something that doesn’t affect the SSD.

The next best thing

While the SSD setup might cost a little more, like anything well built, it pays immediate and long-term dividends all over the place. It boots faster, transfers files faster and launches applications faster.

Your data is more likely to survive on an SSD if your computer is accidentally dropped or gets shaken around by an earthquake. SSDs are quiet too because they’re not mechanical in nature, like the HDD.

SSDs are now being manufactured for smaller and lighter laptops because the SSD doesn’t have the size restrictions of the HDD. SSDs are also lighter on power, making them more efficient.

We think the SSD is the next best thing and we’re not alone. SSDs are a great choice not only for laptops but for desktop computers and external hard drives too. If you can’t get your hands on an SSD-based desktop computer, there’s nothing stopping you from converting your current Hard Disk Drive PC to a Solid State Drive system. You’ll notice the differences straight away as your previously slow PC behaves like a new one.

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