The hard drive is an essential component of every computer. When you start looking at new computers you may notice that there are two different types of hard drives available. There are the HDD (hard disk drive) or the SSD (solid state drive). Today, we’ll go through what the difference is and what benefits you may get from outfitting your hardware with solid state drives.
The HDD, which is the type of hard drive that most of us are familiar with, has been used for quite some time. They have rotating metal platters that spin at high rates of speed, and feature mechanisms for reading and writing data on these disks. Every time something is saved to disk, the computer needs to get these wheels spinning.
On the other hand, SSDs have no moving parts whatsoever. They use flash memory to store that information. Since they aren’t dependent on fast-moving physical components, they can write and read data at much higher speeds.
You won’t be too surprised to learn that there are plenty of reasons to choose an SSD over an HDD. Here are four:
Solid state drives are a great innovation that any user should consider. If you are looking to refresh your business’ computing infrastructure, or you just want a faster computer, the technicians at Aniar IT Services can help. Give us a call at 094 90 48200 today for more information.
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Michael is the CTO at Aniar IT Services and has been working in IT for over 20 years.
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