A few years ago, the only type of storage on computers was a hard drive or better known as HDD. Over the years, the technology stayed the same, but the capacity has been increasing constantly. Nowadays, we have HDDs with a capacity of 4TB. Then we were able to see SSD (solid-state drive) available in some, premium ultra-books and laptops. Now, however, each user has the ability to choose between SSD and HDD or both. The first question you may ask is what is HDD and SSD.
Almost every computer users like to enhance the performance of a computer with the use of various technologies. One of the best ways to do so is to add SSD to the PC. This is a Solid State Drive, a kind of storage unit that follows the rotating HDD. However, it is designed with semiconductor materials. As there is no moving unit in SSD, this may manage the vibration and shock in a better way. You do not need to have spindle motor for the rotation of platters. The amount of power, used by SSD, is lower than that of the mechanical unit, like HDD. The functionality of SSD is almost same as that of traditional HDD. However, if there is no difference in operation, then you may not be able to make out whether your computer system is applying HDD or SSD. SSD has the capability of storing data inside blocks.
Notable features in your SSD
- Smaller size – The drive is removable, especially if it is SD Card and CompactFlash
- Very low usage of power
- Better level of performance
- Affordable cost- It is true if the memory space is low
SSD is powerful in increasing the speed of computer system in lots of ways
- Documents saving and opening time gets reduced
- Reduction of the booting times of your computer
- Speed for file duplication and copying may also be improved
How to recognize the best SSD for your PCAlmost any SSDs work at the fastest rate. You may feel that your computer is experiencing the improvement. However, while you are investing your money for the drive, you like to have the best one. That is why it is better to assess the quality of your SSD.
- Speed rate must be high- The highest reading speed may be almost 400MB per second. In case of writing speeds, it is almost 300MB per sec. You may not find the same numbers for all the cases.
- Support of SATA III- Most of the SSDs, available in the market, have SATA interface. However, you may not find the new version for all the products. Thus, it can affect your SSD performance. The main reason behind it is that SATA I allows data transfer at almost 1.5 Gbps. However, for SATA III, this is about 6 Gbps. In order to make sure that SSD offers better bandwidth for transferring data, you have to check out whether it is SATA III compatible. But, it is to be noted that you’ll have the best output from SSD while your PC cannot deal with all the features of SATA.
- ECC- A kind of memory– This memory offers SSD a special capability of detecting and adjusting data damages. Thus, there is no chance of having unviable data in the drive.
There are lots of technologies, used in the disk drives of a computer system. However, the data transferring speed of those storage devices must be very high. This rate may vary the speed of capturing video or any other file. In the field of telecommunication, data transfer rate is measurable in only bits. The lower internet speed can be almost 33.6 Kbps. With the Ethernet LAN, this transfer speed is very fast. If the data is transferred between devices and RAM, you have to measure it in milliseconds. While the connection of disk to the PC has not supported your data speed, you should consider the factors, like-
- Spindle speed-This can increase the sustained data transfer speed
- Sustained speed-It measures the speed of writing data
- Seek time- This also assesses the speed of storing data