Solid State Drives (SSDs)

SSD, a high performance replacement for the typical hard disk drive; solid-state drive (SSDs) have higher capacities, faster performance, and lower prices.

Replace the Hard Disk Drive with SSD to speed-up your PC.

I have attached Core2Duo six year old PC  (Dell 780, 120GB SSD and Windows 8) to my home "LED TV" and it boots almost as fast as my TV.

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Solid State Drive (SSD) sometimes referred to as solid-state disks or electronic disks. SSDs use solid-state memory (non-volatile) to store data; where typical hard disk drives (HDD) have physical platters (Plates) to store data using read/write heads. Because SSD has no moving parts, it is less susceptible to shock and heat than the electromechanical hard drives. Solid-state drives are silent in operation and have faster access times. SSDs are, however, more expensive per gig than standard drives. Since the same interface is used for both types of drive, SSDs can readily replace normal hard disk drives in most situations. You can simply remove slow mechanical Hard Disk Drive from your computer and install SSD (Solid State Drive). Remember you have to reinstall Windows.

A high performance alternative to the typical hard disk drive:

Top 10 benefits using SSD.

1-      No moving parts so no mechanical failure.

2-      High performance and responsive, amazing less than 15 seconds boot up time. Applications load and run faster due to extremely low random access time (less than 0.1 milliseconds)

3-      Less susceptible to shock and heat.

4-      Reliable and has longer life span.

5-      Uses two-third less power means longer battery life in laptops.

6-      SATA or USB interface, can readily replace hard disk drives in most computers.

7-      Silent operation, no noise while in operation.

8-      Lightweight

9-      SSD is unaffected by magnetic fields or magnets.

10-  Defragmentation not required.

Disadvantages of SSD

1-      At the time of writing, per gig price is higher than the typical disk based drive (HDD).

SSD Technology

The older SSDs used DRAM modules (the same type of RAM module connected to the motherboard). Accordingly, the ratio of price to capacity is very high and constant power is required to retain any data. However, it is still one of the fastest types of SSD.

Today’s Flash SSDs use NAND memory although somewhat slower than the DRAM drive, they are still much faster than a magnetic hard drive and do not require constant power.

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SSD Interface

Most of the SSDs available today are designed to replace the standard SATA disk drives, so they use the same interface on the motherboard and fit into the same space as the HDD it replaces.

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SSDs can also be found that are designed to connect to a PCI Express slot in a desktop computer. Others are made to connect to the Mini-PCI for use in netbooks.


By: Raza Ahmad Bhatti MCT