256GB solid-state drive VS 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm?

in all sound it makes, performance etc

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Well the point of a solid state drive is that since it has no disc, no sound due to spinning and is super fast.


    SSD-Fast, Quiet, Maybe less Heat, but EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!................!!!!

    Normal HDD-If its like 7200 RPM the speed is good enough, can be loud, but that can be fixed, cheaper, and usually comes in bigger capacity than SSD. But main thing, CHEAPER.

    So depends on how much cash you got.

    SSD is better, but less space and more cash

    But HDD is fine for everything else but its little worse in sound and performance and heat.

    So, want more performance, you pay more.

    Source(s): Computer Guy Lots of time spent shopping computer parts. Tech Support for friends.
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Solid State Drive (SSD): -Pro's: No moving parts, Lasts longer, possibly faster speeds and great for laptops. -Con's: More expensive half the space Serial ATA Drive: -Pro's: 500GB, Cheap -Con's: Wont last as long as SSD, speed may very, tons of movie parts, and being phased out a little at a time to SSD's Personally I would much rather have 2 SSD's that equal 1 Regular SATA Drive. SSD is my way to go.

  • Erick
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    the 256GB Solid State for the most part will roast the SATA drive when it comes to seek times. For writing however, unless you get a SLC (single layer) solid state (instead of MLC, multilayer), the SATA drive will have faster writes.

    In general, if you get a SLC SSD, they are the fastest hard drives available right now. MLC SSDs are more affordable, but slower. They still are a big leap over SATA drives in general.

  • 1 decade ago

    ssd- ******* EXPENSIVE, ******* FAST, ******* QUIET, ******* LITTLE HEAT, MORE ******* DURABLE!

    hdd- something you would want for backups, because if an hdd fails, you can still take it to a recovery center where they put the disks to a new hdd and take data off that one, it isn't that easy to transfer memory chips and have them still work. Except that this kind of recovery can cost hundreds or even thousands.

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