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What is the difference between SATA hard drive and Solid state hard drive
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  1. The first has moving parts, the second is purely electronic and is faster - and there's a price differential.
  2. A solid state drive has no moving parts, which gives it a very fast seek speeds. Seek speed is how long it takes for the hard drive to find particular sector on the disk. Since a normal sata drive has a spinning plater it takes more time to find the particular sector.
  3. What is the difference between a "hard drive" and a "solid state hard drive"? One is mechanical (spinning platter, moving arms) while the SSD is all electronic, and is faster and more expensive as a result.

    Both can be "SATA", which is how they are attached to and communicate with the motherboard.
  4. Twoboxer said:
    What is the difference between a "hard drive" and a "solid state hard drive"? One is mechanical (spinning platter, moving arms) while the SSD is all electronic, and is faster and more expensive as a result.

    Both can be "SATA", which is how they are attached to and communicate with the motherboard.
    They both do the same purpose right?Only one is faster and more expensive.
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