7 Ways Solid State Drives are better than Hard Disk Drives

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7 Ways Solid State Drives are better than Hard Disk Drives

1. Startup Time.  An SSD does not have a “Spin-up” period like HDDs have. That in itself shaves seconds off the boot time.

2. Random access timeMeaning the speed from when you click the file to the time that the file opens can be up to 30% faster than HDD. Which is a huge time saver when you think about all the times you open a file. This is perhaps the most dominating difference between the two.

3. Data transfer speedThis ties in with the last point, but I think it warrants its own salutation. An SSD can generally have File Copy / Write Speed above 200 MB/s and up to 550 MB/s for cutting edge drives! Who wants to wait long periods of time for their photos on their phone to be transferred to their HDD? 

4. Fragmentation. HDDs can become fragmented due to the moving parts in the drive, especially when the drive becomes full. SSDs do not have that problem, making it faster.

5. Noise. There are no moving parts in an SSD therefore, there is no noise, unlike an HDD.

6. Durability. SSD are more durable because there are no moving parts in the drive that can break when it is dropped. So it is more likely to keep your data safe in the event that you drop your laptop bag.

7. Power. SSDs use an average of 2 – 3 watts, resulting in 30+ minute battery boost versus a regular HDD uses an average of 6 -7 watts.

When you upgrade your computer to an SSD the results are amazing. Just check out the video below to see the difference.


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