The Difference Between HDD And SSD

The Difference Between HDD And SSD

Today, I’d like to talk to you about the differences between HDD or hard disk drive and a solid state disk known as SSD in industry.

Now, for about 20 years, we all know the Hard Disk Drive, this is it, the Hard Disk Drive. It’s a rotational magnetic optical media. The data is stored magnetically ones and zeros, the disk spins, then its converted to the other side, impulses and sends to the computer. Really boring stuff I know, but that’s where windows sits, thats where your program sits, thats where your data sits.

Now, to use an analogy, to help you understand where I’m going with this, I like to use speed in kilometres per hour. Your average desktop hard drive, if its a high performing one has a top speed between 90 and 130 kilometres per hour, top speed, that’s if the data on the outside of the rind and the drive isn’t having a seek all over the place for it. This is where we have the disk defragmentation. It cleans up the data on the drive, makes it faster to read, machines run faster, programs run faster, your games run faster.

Today, we’re at a point where the Solid State Industry, I got one from here from our friends at Samsung, these are the 7th generation and they’ve become affordable, they’re more expensive cost per gigabyte than a rotational media drive so they’re still good to keep your large video files on when it comes to your operating system and your programs, you cant beat one of this in your notebook or desktop PC.

Going back to the analogy of cars, one of this bad boys will basically speed you up from 90 to 1200 to 5000 kilometres per hour. What this means in english? Means that windows boots in 3 seconds. Means that windows, word, adobe acrobat, starts so fast, you wont even see the splash screen load. You cannot do more effective to speed up your existing PC than to replace the Hard Drive with an SSD.

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