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PostSubject: Solid State Drives vs Traditional Hard Drives   Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:50 pm

The rapid technological advancement of computer technology has brought numerous changes to the way we use our computer. Aside from introducing new computer application software, these changes are apparent to our data and filing system tools. Most of these changes either welcome a new gadget or replace an old computer gadget to improve the efficiency, accuracy and speed of computer applications.
Since data storage devices are getting smaller, thinner and more compact and convenient to carry, old and bulky discs will eventually be phased out. They are expected to be replaced by more reliable, better, smaller and external file storage devices called Solid State Drives (SSD). Manufacturers agree that SSD will be the future of the computer storage devices. With their better and energy-efficient features, no one can resist the improvements that it delivers on the traditional filing and data storage system of the computer hard disk.
Compared to the traditional hard disk drives, SSD is better in terms of power consumption and speed. Since SSD was created after the hard disk drive, it carries more advanced technologies. Its data saving capabilities are rather more sophisticated to that of a hard disk drive. Power saving features has constantly been a part of the modification and improvements done on existing computer gadgets, components and parts. Understandably, the more sophisticated SSD are more power-efficient when compared to the older hard disk drives. Another SSD advantage is the design and material used in its overall construction. Because of its sturdy construction, it is virtually resistant to the damaging effects of falls or shock. Another advantage of SSD over hard disc drives is the size and weight, as you put an SSD and a hard disk drive of exact data storage capacities side by side, the difference will be obvious. Traditional hard disk drives are bulkier and heavier when compared to the light and compact construction of an SSD. Just imagine how much more data an SSD of a hard disk drives size store.
Manufacturers say that SSD secures files and data better against commonly destructive environmental factors. In case of accidents such as falls or even fire, the files saved on SSD are more likely to be recovered than those saved on a traditional hard disk. This is because SSD lacks the moving parts that are typically found inside a hard disk drive. When performance comparisons where done on various models of laptops, SSDs took the lead in performance scores and evaluations. The traditional hard disk drives remain competitive in achieving marginal difference in the scores achieved by SSDs.
Flash-based storage devices are nothing new to computers these days. Beyond their practical multi-functional features, these devices have evolved into a welcome accessory. Undeniably, SSD presents more practical, reliable and overall better storage and filing system security options to computer users. These devices are said to eventually replace the traditional hard drives of the computer. However, due to its high-cost, time will only tell for that to happen. But just like other computer devices, it only takes time for these great inventions to become cheap enough for the general public's use.
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