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HDD or SSD?

Posted by dogman1234 on January 21, 2011


The big question: Should I go for a Hard Drive or a Solid State Drive? To answer that, let us take a look at what these devices are. First, if you have been in the Beginners Guide before and have read up on your Storage devices, you possibly know what I am talking about here. If not, well, let me explain. Storage is necessary for all information to be in place and on standby. If there is no information to grab and process, there is no computation. Also, one does not have the needed documents for the most needed projects…such as a presentation, letter, or resume. Storage is needed not just for information,  but also programs and applications. Games, editors, and rendering software is also stored. But, where does one go about storing this information? Simple, a Data Drive. One option is the Hard Disk Drive or HDD. It is the most widely used storage device to use for a computer due to the fact that it is inexpensive to manufacture, purchase and use. Also, it can handle larger capacity than most other devices. The down side is that, rewrite tends to degenerate the plates inside the Drive. Also, the HDD is a slow working mechanical device. It is also not shock resistant; meaning if it falls, it may be gone for life.Not much info can flow in and out of it. Its’ bulky size makes it a contender for overcrowding in serves and desktops alike. To overcome this, there is another Drive out there. It uses Solid State Integrated Circuits to store the information. It is called a Solid State Device, or SSD. SSD’s are great. They have the capability to transfer information in the several hundred Megabytes of information either into the Drive or out of the Drive. It is shock resistant. It is compact, making it a good contender for those who need space. The down side is the amount of storage. Currently, the HDD is the cheapest per Gigabyte. A One Terabyte HDD can be purchased for 90 USD. The Current SSD at 40 Gigabytes goes for 100 USD. Another thing to note. The SSD is transistorized, meaning nanoscopic switches exist inside the device. Transistors tend to die off when used a lot. That is why rewrite is bad for the Drive.

Fortunately, there are options. if one needs a program to load faster, or needs more information to transfer to be processed, a SSD is beneficial. If one just needs to store much data or just wants a cheap Drive that will allow him to do the basics, the HDD is the best option.

-Dogman_1234

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