The rotating platter hard disk drives (HDD) have been around since the early days of PCs. Technology improvements are allowing for the improvement of speeds and capacity. Basically the HDD technology involves a armature that moves across the surface of the platter. Using magnetism, the drive head reads and writes information to the disk. SSD […]
A detailed look at HDD, SSD & Hybrid storage options.
Details regarding the life expectancy for a hard drive.
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.
Hard drives come in multiple formats to allow users to store data in the most convenient way. It’s essential to keep important data such as documents, photos and videos protected and easy to access for your needs. The three main types of hard drives used currently are USB “thumb” drives, traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD) that have been around for decades, and the newest form—Solid State Drive or SSD.
By Chris Pirillo
Over on our popular questions and answers site Lockergnome.net, bcgocubs asked how a computer will benefit when using an SSD. Also, they would like to know what everyone’s general opinions are regarding solid state drives vs traditional hard drives. A traditional hard drive has moving parts, but is quite inexpensive compared to an SSD. The solid-state drive is just that: suspended in a solid state with no moving parts. It may be more expensive to buy one of these, but many people are starting to believe that they are much better for your computer. What are your thoughts?