What is an SSD for laptops?

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  • SRΛSC
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
    Best Answer

    Solid State Drive.

    A newer format of storage used which is faster than the old Hard Disk Drive (HDD) due to having no moving parts, though it is more expensive in comparison.

    Applies to storage units in general, not just laptops.

  • Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Solid State Drive.

    it uses NO moving parts, and uses the same technology as flash drives do.

    they are MUCH faster (although speed varies per manufacturer), and my computer boots Windows in 15 seconds (ready to click on things and desktop loaded).

    however, they are FAR more expensive, and come in several formats for connectivity, some of which may not work in your motherboard. the standard SATA drive SSDs should work in any computer with SATA ports.

    also, because of the TYPE of storage memory used, they tend to use more energy than HDD drives do, and they don't last as long.

    for MOST people, an SSD should be used for the Operating System ONLY, and then have an HDD for storage of music, videos, and games.

  • olivia
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    The standard HDD (hard disk drive) has been the predominant storage device for computers (both desktops and laptops) for a long time. The main draw is the high storage capacity and low cost. The SSD (solid-state drive) is another storage solution and is slowly replacing the majority of hard disk drives.

  • 4 months ago

    It is a 2.5 inch hard drive that has electronic memory instead of an internal spinning disc inside the casing of the hard drive. the average speed of a physical hard drive is 6000 revolutions per minute. The average speed of a solid state drive is over 100,000 revolutions per minute equivalent! You can raise your Windows experience by 2 full points changing from a physical hard drive to a solid state hard drive your applications will open much faster.

    And overall your computer will perform better

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