- Speed: Boost Your Office Computers With SSD
SSD is also known as a solid-state drive and it does the same storage job as the HDD, which is short for a hard disc drive. That job is saving data while your system is off or while it is in process of booting. A big difference between HDD and SSD technologies is that hard disc devices are using technology based on magnetic coating on top of platters, whereas solid state drives are using interconnected flash memory chips. The working speed of solid-state drives is much faster because it has no moving components like a hard disc device. Additionally, SSD’s are more resistant to physical damage.
The SSD has very short history, and the rise of solid-state discs became around 2000’s but only for net books. Until 2013 year around 80 million of SSDs were sold around the world, which is very impressive if you ask me. Also SSD became very available and a lot of big companies started making solid state drives. Some of most famous companies are Toshiba, Western Digital, Samsung , Hitachi, Seagate and many more. SSD were first used for laptops only, but later they became available for desktop computers too. First as a USB devices and later they were installed in computer with HDD together. Advantage over hard disc device is mostly a speed of booting computer system. But that’s why they have so much bigger price when comparing with hard disc devices. For 1TB hard disc drive you will have to pay around 80 bucks, but if you want to buy SSD with 1TB space you will have to pay more than 500$. Also max storage available on SSDs is capped at 1TB and those solid-state drives are very pricy and rare.
If you ask some laic person about the difference between SSD and HDD they would say you that the main difference is in speed between those two drives. A desktop pc which is equipped with solid-state drives will boot noticeably faster than any pc with a hard disc device. Also, a pc with SSD will launch applications and programs significantly faster than HDD computer.
Since SSD has no moving components he will work longer than HDD and also he will keep your data safe if you accidentally drop your laptop on the ground of if something even worse happens. But if you even drop your desktop computer two or three inches from the ground you might destroy your hard disc device and lose all of your data. Also if you don’t have enough money to buy solid-state drive with at least 120GB of space you can always combine and make hybrid system by combining SSD and HDD. With that move you will be able to save some money by buying SSD with less space. Then you should install your system on SSD and put other data on hard disc device.
So if you don’t know which to pick between solid-state devices or traditional hard disc drives, we would recommend that you buy solid-state devices. But you won’t go wrong if you pick hybrid, effectively combining the two protocols.