SSD vs Standard Hard Drives

 In Technology

Have an older computer? Why not make it 4 times faster with a Solid-State Drive upgrade. SSDs do not have moving parts so they are less likely to fail unlike standard mechanical drives. Prices have dropped quite a bit over the last few years making this upgrade very affordable.

With an SSD you will have faster boot times and faster program loading. You will also have increased energy efficiency and low running temperatures.

Mechanical hard drives have rotary recording surfaces. This type of drive works best with larger files laid down in a continuous block. This way it can be read in one motion. When the drive fills up it can cause files to be scattered around the platter causing the drive to suffer in performance. SSDs do not have this issue because they do not have physical read heads and data can be stored anywhere. This in turn makes SSDs faster.

 

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