Hard Drive vs. Solid State Drive
Are traditional Hard Drives becoming obsolete? Many traditional hard drives (HDD) have been replaced by flash storage drives. Both Flash Drives and Solid State Drives (SSD) use microchips to store information instead of moving components that read and write the information, making them a much faster and reliable option.
However, both SSD and HDD perform the same job functionality. HDDs seem to have many more options over SSDs so it looks like they will around some time.
So how do you choose between a hard drive and a solid state drive?
Here four differences to think about when choosing a hard drive or solid-state drive.
- Price – SSD are more expensive then HDD.
- Quality – SSD are better quality since they use microchips over moving parts so they are more sturdy and reliable option.
- Performance – SSDs are much faster then HDD. They only take seconds to load and boot where HDD can take a few minutes to boot and load.
- Accessibility – There are many more options on the market for hard drives then solid state drives; however, this is slowly changing as SSD are becoming more popular and needed.
If you’d like help deciding which type of hard drive is right for your business, or are interested in a general assessment of your IT infrastructure, Nettology can help.
We can also help with hard drive data recovery, should you ever need it. Call us today at 610-558-1720.