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SSD Features and Benefits
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SSDs have 100 times greater throughput and instantaneous access times for quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, and overall snappier performance than hard disk drives. HDDs can only access data faster the closer it is from the read/write heads, while all parts of the SSD can be accessed at once.
With no moving parts, SSDs are able to run quieter in ultra-light weight mobile systems at only 77g vs. 752.5g for HDDs. SSDs won't weigh down your netbook or tablet PC when you're on the go!
Solid state drives feature a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted to circuit boards, shock resistant up to 1500g. Hard drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage.
With no moving parts, SSDs run at near-silent operation and never disturb your computing experience during gaming or movies, unlike loud whirring hard disk drives.
SSDs use significantly less wattage at peak load than hard drives, less than 2W vs. 6W for an HDD. This low-power requirement can deliver longer battery life in notebooks, less power strain on systems, and a cooler computing environment.
SSDs serve as energy-efficient storage upgrades to your desktop or laptop. They require very little power to operate, which translates into significantly less heat output by your computer.
Though still higher price/gigabyte than HDD, SSDs offer cost savings in the long run with lower energy usage and greater productivity with higher IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) with one SSD compared to a bank of hard drives for businesses.