Monday, August 11, 2014

What Is SSD/Differences between SSD and HDD

What Is SSD?
SSD is short for solid-state drive or solid-state disk. A SSD is a storage media that can store your data through semiconductors instead of a magnetic media such as a hard drive. The storage media of a SSD can be two types, which are flash-based SSD and DRAM-based SSD. The flash-based SSD use flash chip as its storage medium, while the DRAM-base SSD uses DRAM as its storage medium. The first hard drive is inverted by IBM Corporation in 1956. And the first SSD came to this world in 1989. SSD usually does the same job as an HDD, including save data and boot the system. However, each type of this two drives has its own advantages and disadvantages. Keep reading to learn more features of the SSD and know the differences between SSD and HDD.

The Differences between SSD & HDD/Advantages and Disadvantages of SSD
Speed: A SSD provides faster speed for data storage and access than HDD. Besides, a computer equipped with a SSD can boot faster.
Price: A SSD is much more expensive than a HDD.
Capacities: The maximum capacity of A SSD is 1.6TB, but it is very expensive.
Power Consumption: The power consumption of a SSD is usually lower than a HDD.
Weight: A SSD is lighter than a HDD
Lifetime: A SSD can’t be used for a long time, which a HDD can be used much longer.
It is obviously, both SSD and HDD have their own features. We can’t say a SSD is better or a HDD is much better. However, it is clearly that SSD can’t be used for all computers due to some limitations.

SSD / HDD Brands
The SSD Brands include Adata, Corsair, Crucial, SanDisk, Samsung, Patriot, Intel, Kingston, Plextor, OCZ Vertex, and Mushkin and so on.
The HDD brands including Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor, Samsung, Toshiba, Hitachi, etc.
No matter you want to use an SSD or HDD, you can find it easily online or in market.

Data Recovery from HDD
HDD is more widely used than SSD. As a HDD user, you may have ever encountered with data loss problem in different situations. The fortunate thing is that data is recoverable from HDD as long as the drive is not physically damaged and the lost files are not overwritten. With a professional data recovery software, you can recover files from HDD in following situations:
  1. Data loss due to formatting or reformatting
  2.  Mistakenly delete files from HDD
  3.  HDD drive is inaccessible due to virus infection, improper operations and more other reasoon

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