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Definition – What does Solid State Drive mean?

SSD (Solid State Drive) is an electronic storage drive that stores persistent data on Solid-State flash memory. It is built with NAND and NOR flash memory in order to store non-volatile data and dynamic random access memory. The architectural configuration of the Solid State Drive controller is optimized to provide high read/write performance for both sequential and random data requests. An SSD and magnetic hard drive share a similar purpose.

Glossary Web explains Solid State Drive

It is an alternative to the hard disk drive and has no moving parts to break or spin up down. A traditional HDD consists of a spinning disk with a read/writes head on the mechanical arm called actuator. The HHD mechanism and hard disk are packaged as an integrated unit. Most of the businesses and computer manufacturers have used the disk historically, owing to their lower unit cost and higher average durability, while SSD is now common in desktop and laptops PCs.

As compared to the traditional hard drive, SSD delivers faster load time for applications, games, and movies. Because of the technology, they use, the drive is now lighter and more able to withstand being moved and dropped. Also, SSD uses less energy that keeps the computer they are used in cooler. Overall, SSD is best for traditional HHD.

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