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December 22, 2012 1:24:11 PM

Hello,

What are the pros and cons of SSDs?
What is the difference between HDD and SSD?
Does a SSD live as long as a HDD?

Please reply, thank you.

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December 22, 2012 1:43:33 PM

There are a lot of articles on Tom's. Just read trough it.
December 22, 2012 1:46:28 PM

SSD Pros: Small, lightweight, power saving, fast, durable, shock resistant

Cons: Cost per GB, total capacity

HDD is hard disk drive and works on magnetic platters. Information is stored magnetically platters spin around and a needle picks up the info. They are slow, mechanical devices that are not as durable and shock resistant. However they offer high capacity and great prices. Great as a storage drive for your data that is backed up to DVD/Blueray. Also great for external storage like a NAS.

SSD is solid state drives. They are electronic working of silicon memory chips. just like a memory card for your camera only larger to act as a hard drive. No mechanics and spinning platters so they are super fast and shock resistant. Their capacities are smaller up to 512gb generally. Their prices are pretty steep and around $125 for a good 128GB drive is the norm nowadays. Great when used as a C drive for your OS and applications as a reliable speed demon.

SSD is shock resistant and not dependant on mechanics. It should be reliable for a good 10 years. Much longer than the 4-5 years your lucky to get out of a regular hard drive.

Conclusion. Of all the upgrades available for a PC, the SSD is the single best investment that can be made as far as speed and reliabilty are concerned. I would sacrifice a slower processor to get an SSD, they are that good.
December 26, 2012 6:29:28 PM

gondo said:
SSD Pros: Small, lightweight, power saving, fast, durable, shock resistant

Cons: Cost per GB, total capacity

HDD is hard disk drive and works on magnetic platters. Information is stored magnetically platters spin around and a needle picks up the info. They are slow, mechanical devices that are not as durable and shock resistant. However they offer high capacity and great prices. Great as a storage drive for your data that is backed up to DVD/Blueray. Also great for external storage like a NAS.

SSD is solid state drives. They are electronic working of silicon memory chips. just like a memory card for your camera only larger to act as a hard drive. No mechanics and spinning platters so they are super fast and shock resistant. Their capacities are smaller up to 512gb generally. Their prices are pretty steep and around $125 for a good 128GB drive is the norm nowadays. Great when used as a C drive for your OS and applications as a reliable speed demon.

SSD is shock resistant and not dependant on mechanics. It should be reliable for a good 10 years. Much longer than the 4-5 years your lucky to get out of a regular hard drive.

Conclusion. Of all the upgrades available for a PC, the SSD is the single best investment that can be made as far as speed and reliabilty are concerned. I would sacrifice a slower processor to get an SSD, they are that good.


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