What is an SSD? Do I need one?

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What is an SSD? Do I need one?

5th September 2018

What Is It?
SSD stands for Solid State Drive. It is a data storage device that instead of using spinning discs and a moving read/write head, is composed of electronic circuitry technology similar to a USB flash drive. There are no moving parts. Most SSDs use NAND-based flash memory, which retains data without power.

what is an SSD? Do I need one?

Why would I get one?
Speed being the most obvious and most popular reason for adding or upgrading to an SSD is the read/write speed.  By moving your systems Operating System and programs to an SSD, your computer will boot substantially faster, and any applications installed to an SSD will load/access data quicker. As prices for larger drives continue to fall, more application files are being installed on them.

Reliability: There are no moving parts, an SSD isn’t susceptible to damage from physical shock (such as drops) like their hard disk drives. They also tend to run quieter and cooler. SSDs, like flash drives, do have a finite read/write life but it numbers in the hundreds of thousands of writes. It would most likely outlast the computer it is installed in!

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