SOLID STATE DRIVES Better, Stronger, Faster


Modern life as a student is accompanied by changes in computer technology at every turn. 

Advancements are being made consistently and an important one to note is that of the benefits of SSD (Solid State Drive) over that of HDD (Hard Disk Drive). The important thing for students is the speed and reliability of SSD – and while it may be a bit more expensive, there are significant gains in the long term with faster and more protected data.


SSDs Are More Durable

Solid State Drives feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted on circuit boards, and are shock resistant up to 1500g/0.5ms. Hard Drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage.


SSDs Are Faster

SSDs can have 100 times greater performance, almost instantaneous data access, quicker boot-ups, faster file transfers, and an overall snappier computing experience than hard drives. HDDs can only access the data faster the closer it is from the read write heads, while all parts of the SSD can be accessed at once.


SSDs Consume Less Power

SSDs use significantly less power at peak load than hard drives, less than 2W vs. 6W for an HDD. Their energy efficiency can deliver longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on system, and a cooler computing environment.


SSDs Are Lighter

Flash-based SSDs weigh considerably less than hard drives – only 77g vs. 752.5g for HDDs. SSDs won’t weigh down your notebook when you’re on the go or your desktop when rearranging your office!


SSDs Are Cost-Efficient

Though still a higher price/gigabyte than hard drives, SSDs offer cost savings in the long run for businesses with lower energy usage and greater productivity with higher Input/outputs Operations per Second (IOPS). One SSD delivers the performance of 100 hard drives.


SSDs Are Cooler

As an energy-efficient storage upgrade for your desktop or laptop, SSDs require very little power to operate that translates into significantly less heat output by your system.


SSDs Are Quieter

With no moving parts, SSDs run at near silent operation and never disturb your computing experience during gaming or movies, unlike loud, whirring hard disc drives.


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