Whats so good about SSD?
What is the benefit of having an SSD rather than a HDD?
Are they faster?
for the price :: memory ratio they gota be A LOT faster!?
- Aaron U.Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
SSD = 0ms access times, and superior read/write speeds over mechanical drives. The difference is night and day between both. That is why they make awesome Operating System / boot drives. They are superior in every way, except capacity. They're expensive because you're paying a premium for the performance they offer. Cheapest route to go would be to grab a 64GB OCZ Vertex II SSD (for Windows), coupled with a Samsung Spintpoint F3 1TB hdd (for storage). You would simply install Windows 7 on the 64GB SSD, and make the storage drive as the default location to install programs on. Consider:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8... OCZ Vertex II 64GB SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8... Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB hdd
- Intel+nVidia!Lv 41 decade ago
They are faster and last longer because they have no moving parts.
The big advantage is that there are no moving parts, this makes for faster read/write speed, silent operation (where HDDs make whirring and ticking sounds), and they do not give off any heat.
Downside is, they cost an arm and a leg and do not come in large capacity (yet).
The largest SSDs on the retail market are no more than 512GB while there are 2TB ones being tested and sold to the military.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If you ask a handful of people about their views on flash SSDs versus conventional hard drives, you will likely receive a variety of opinions on the subject. We encourage you to contribute in the article discussion, which is available on the bottom of each article page. The most common question that users typically have is a simple one: does it make sense to go for a flash SSD rather than a conventional hard drive?
Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple, which is why I’ll break down some possible answers according to user types and budget. But first, let me start with a general overview and comparison of features.
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- 7 years ago
1. Completely Silent – Because there are no moving parts, Solid State devices make no noise with the exception of some of the higher end models that have an attached cooling fan.
2. The random access memory of a Solid State device is quick, due to the lack of writing implement necessary to save the data.
3. Solid State Memory has access times that are approximately 250 times that of the standard hard drive, making access time lag virtually imperceptible.
4. Solid State disks can boot up over 25 times faster than the standard hard drive, since there are no disks that need to warm up.
5. Little to no Mechanical Failure – Because there are no moving parts to an SSD, it is rare that any mechanical failure can occur, because there are no parts that can break. As such, SSD can withstand a great deal of movement and vibration – far more than the standard hard drive – without risking any broken pieces.
6. The lower capacity SSDs (and presumably the higher end SSDs in the near future) require very little power usage and produce far less heat. While the higher end ones currently produce more than the standard hard drive, this is generally considered to be a result of their novelty and is expected to be rectified in the not too distant future.
7. Clearly Understood Performance – Because Hard Drives can wear down at random speeds due to the life of their moving parts, estimating the life of a hard drive is somewhat difficult. With SSDs, however, it is easy to calculate how they will perform because there are no moving parts, so all of the pieces wear down at the same, pre-established speed.
8. Most of the lower capacity disks tend to weigh less and can fit in smaller areas. Since most SSD are flash drive disks, up to 512 GB are lighter than their Hard Drive counterparts, and exponentially lighter as the capacity grows smaller (Hard drives tend to require the same components regardless of the capacity, resulting in increased weight and size).
9. Many models contain batteries that allow them to be saved/backed up in the event of a power outage or transferred from computer to computer without losing data.
10. Growth Potential – Unlike hard drives, as SSDs start to grow in popularity, their disk space is expected to increase with it without the performance or speed being affected. In addition, the space required to maintain these SSD when they grow is expected to be less, making them ideal for laptops in the near future.Source(s): http://www.onlyssd.com/
- 4 years ago
SSD- loads much faster than HDD but has less life. If you can get an SSD SLC Then you will not need HDD.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
ssd have the speed very fast and is very good
- Anonymous7 years ago
SSD's are the bomb!