Solid-State Drive (SSD)
An SSD has no moving parts, but instead stores the data on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there's no power present. These flash memory chips are different than the type used in USB thumb drives, they are typically faster and more reliable.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
The hard disk drive (HDD) uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head that moves around a spinning metal platter with a magnetic coating to store and read the data. They come with different spinning speeds, 5400, 7200, and 10,000 RPM. The faster the spinning speeds, the faster the read/write access.
SSD vs HDD
Hard Disk Drives (HDD) have been around for many years, always the slowest in the group (CPU, RAM, HDD). In comparison to a HDD, an SSD is 5x faster, consumes significantly less power, and
runs cooler so notebooks can charge less often, and stay cool at the same time.
An SSD upgrade for laptops and notebooks has one big advantage, it's shock resistant up to 1500g. No need to worry about bumping or moving it too quickly and causing data loss or corruption in comparison to a HDD.
Why you should upgrade:
- It might be time to replace your hard disk drive (HDD). The average life span of a hard disk drive is four years and the failure can occur in different ways:
a.) The platter no longer spins at the original speed, causing slowness, can be seen by the constant flashing LED light.
b.) The HDD can start to develop bad sectors that can cause errors and data corruption.
- On most laptops, the hard disk drive spins at 5200 RPM, slower than a desktop hard disk drive that spins at 7200 RPM.
- On laptops and notebooks, you'll never have to worry about sudden bumps or drops that would normally cause data loss.
- On average, a 5400 RPM drive might achieve speeds up to 100 MBps, a 7200 RPM drive up to 150 MBps, and a solid state drive, it could be over 500 MBps.
- Computer runs slow, disk usage at 100%.
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