This is an excellent visual article about Solid State Drives compared to traditional Hard Disks. I’ve personally used a Toshiba laptop with an SSD now for almost 4yrs. I don’t want to suddenly jinx my laptop – always a risk when you start saying it’s great – but it really does still startup each morning at the same speed as when I first purchased it!
Solid state drives provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives, and OCZ makes it easy to see why! Whether you’re refreshing an old laptop or trying to maximize the potential of the latest desktop, SSDs are the ultimate way to “feel” the difference in your everyday computing performance! Read the full article here http://ocz.com/consumer/ssd-guide/ssd-vs-hdd
Still confused about all the hype surrounding SSDs?
What you do know is…
And it’s most likely ’cause of this thing…
And no, DON’T defrag your hard drive…
Consider upgrading to a solid state drive.
Wondering why SSDs are better than HDDs?
SSDs are… DURABLE
Hard drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage, while SSDs use a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted on a circuit board and are shock resistant up to 1500g/0.5ms.
And because SSDs have no moving parts…
While HDDs take longer to access data because of their need for the disks to spin, SSDs can be up to 100 times faster as data can be accessed instantaneously resulting in total system acceleration.
In fact… SSDs are BLAZING FAST
Which leads to…
a better more responsive PC gaming experience
A faster system boot, file copy, virus scan and more…
A faster read/write time with your favorite media apps
Aside from better performance SSDs have other benefits
SSDs are more RELIABLE
One universally accepted metric for measuring SSD reliability is known as an “annual failure rate.” Exhaustive studies have shown that SSDs have an annual failure rate of tenths of 1%, while the AFRs for HDDs can run as high as 4 to 6 percent.
SSDs use LESS POWER
Which can lead to up to 30 more minutes of battery life for notebook users.
SSDs are COOLER
Thanks to no moving parts and completing tasks faster, SSDs run at cooler temperatures.
Sources: anandtech.com; techreport.com (case testing)
SSDs are LIGHTER
Making mobile users who lug around their notebook happy.
SSDs are quieter, er, SILENT
Sources: silentpcreview.com; storagereview.com