by Rob Boirun for BurnWorld.com
As evidenced by the fact that SSDs are rapidly becoming more and more prevalent amongst viable options for storage devices, they need no longer be relegated to the “it’s nice, but not for me” section of the proverbial computer hardware store.
SSDs and the technology behind them have come forward in leaps and bounds over the last year or two, pushing them well up the ranks and getting consumers to sit up and take notice (with many already opting to make use of balance transfers to acquire this new technology) – SSDs are no longer just a gimmick, but a powerful alternative to the standard HDD that we have all come to know and love. Here’s a small comparison of some key features that both the drives share:
A Brief Introduction
Now, we know a little about SSDs, or Solid State Drives, and not only does the name sound great, but the technology behind it is rather enabling and fascinating in its own right. Already, one will notice a stark difference between the two, in that SSDs use solid state memory (a fact made fairly obvious by the name) and contain no moving parts, unlike the more commonplace HDD with its moveable heads and constantly spinning disks – thus leading to SSDs maybe having an acoustic advantage over the HDDs by having a lower operating noise, but at the end of the day, that’s hardly the most important thing going here.
This excerpt is shared with permission from burnworld.com.