Why is SSD better than HD?

Im curious of this SSD. is it a better choice?

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    SSD means Solid-State Drive. it doesnt have any running mechanical parts so its not prone to damage when moved too much or crashed. and SSD comes with SATA III Connection which is the connection that can handle the fastest Data Transfer for Hard Drives.

    also in terms of Speed, Solid State Drives beats even the fastest Hard Drive. benefit is you'll boot up faster and open software faster than HD.

  • 4 years ago

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  • LDP
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    SSDs use flash memory to store data. HDDs uses rotating disks (platters) and a magnetic head to store data.

    Because HDDs have to spin over the correct part of the disk to read the data, they are often much slower than SSDs. Also, because they are moving, they use up more energy than SSDs (important for laptops).

    However, because SSD technology is quite new, they can only store a fraction of what HDDs can store, and they often cost much, much more. Also, SSDs are very prone to malfunctioning because of the way they store their data, so you may need to backup the data or replace the SSD more often.

    Finally, I would recommend that the best course to take would be to use SSDs for the operating system and applications/programs. That way these would open much more quickly. Then I would use a secondary HDD to store documents, personal files, music, videos, pictures, etc. That way you can be safe knowing that your documents are safe, and also have fast applications.

  • 8 years ago

    SSD is exactly what the man above me told you it is, yet, buying one at the moment isn't worth it unless you're using both and SSD cache for Windows 7 and a HDD for your main memory.

    By cache for Windows 7, I mean; Installing Windows 7 onto your SSD to increase overall Operating System speed and performance, also using it on conjunction with a HDD to store some (but not all) your personal programs onto.

    SSD's are currently expensive and small, and only currently useful for running some programs and the OS at faster speeds.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    SSD's are faster & more reliable than HDD's. This comes at price - namely SSD's are much more expensive & have smaller capacities than HDD's.

    If you have the money, & speed is critical to your application, than SSD's are the way to go. They do have some unique issues:

    -Flash wear out.

    -may get slower as they get older - due to higher retry rates on reads - even though the blocks are still reported by SMART logs as "good".

    -requires different disk management to reduce the # of disk writes

    SSDs aimed at the consumer market are designed to deliver basic functionality at the lowest price. That means the designers have to decide what shortcuts they can take in the production process and what design factors they can leave out to reduce the price - compared to a reliable industrial / military / enterprise grade SSD. Some of the trade-offs incude:

    -Shutting off reliability features in the controller.

    -Using cheaper components in the power loss management system.

    -Using no-name cheap flash memory.

    -Saving time and cost on testing the design. Many consumer SSD products aren't adequately validated before they're shipped. That's why you hear about firmware upgrades and recalls.

    You do get what you pay for, so watch out for "bargain basement" SSD's.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    SSD is the best sort of hard drive you can have over a normal HDD.

    Solid state has -

    - No moving parts

    - Has a MUCH higher data transfer rate

    - Has a longer life

    - Is not damaged or has life shortened due to reformmating / disk whipe

    Plus more benefits

  • 3 years ago

    SSD-it consists only of boards and chips, and the standard hatd disc rotary plate. SSD- it is much better because it makes transferring files 500mb / s.

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