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Which PC do you think would boot up faster? One with a 15,000 RPM SATA II HDD or an identical one with an SSD?
- David BLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Solid state has not previously been known for speed but they are making improvements in that area. Here is a comparison of the two where the SSD booted 12 seconds faster but they were comparing to a 5400RPM drive. I would say the two you mentioned would currently be pretty equal.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Solid state is always faster than physical drives. How fast is your memory? 600 MHz? 400 MHz? And it's random access - no latency. A SATA drive runs at about 3 MHz (slower if it's reading a fragmented file) and it takes time to move the head.