Current event - SSD vs HDD
What is an SSD?(Solid State Drive) They are incredibly fast, silent, lower power consumption storage drives that can handle extreme circumstances. What is a HDD(Hard Disk Drive) A traditional spinning hard drive that stores data on magnetic disks inside of some type of housing. Now that we have a basic understanding of each type of storage device, lets learn what they're about.
Hard drives are the current standard for storage space. They usually carry 2-5 year warranties, can range from 2.5-3.5 inches for traditional hard drives. They are a very cheap and easy to produce. Usually the option chosen for large amounts of storage. They carry different speeds ranging from 5,400rpms to 15,000rpms. Typically slower hard drives have larger storage sizes and faster hard drives have smaller storage sizes. Most consumer hard drives that are found in every day computers are 7200rpm hard drives, usually from 500-1,000 gigabytes. As technology advances larger hard drives become cheaper and cheaper to produce. Hard drives are not as fast as SSD drives because they require moving parts to seek for information and retrieve it.
Solid state drives have become increasingly popular in the last 5 years. Why might you ask? They offer incomparable speed to a traditional hard drive. They have virtually no seek time when it comes to finding data that is stored on the drive. They can withstand very extreme conditions, whether those be cold, heat or g-forces. Just about anything really will not affect them. When operating the computer they favor in design and gaming applications. Reading and writing large files on an ssd can cut down wait time immensely. They have been proven to save money, just in time alone in many work places. As technology increases ssd's continue to become cheaper and easier to produce. This is ends up them being in more consumers hands for daily use. These are just a few basic pieces of information about data storage. Hopefully...