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By Neal Graff

The Solid State Drive or SSD was created in the 1950's. It really started being used in the 1970's and 80's. IBM and other tech companies started using them in their supercomputers. However, the price of the SSD was very high, which limited the use of it.  How ever overtime the price has gone down and it has become a replacement for standard hard drives. Learn more about standard hard drives here HDD.

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Intel- Solid State Drive (SSD)

The Solid State Drive doesn’t involve a disc unlike other storage drives, however it is similar to RAM. Learn more about RAM here RAM.  It also contains no moving parts which allows it to be faster at getting information, noiseless, very reliable, and it doesn’t use that much power.  It uses non-volatile memory to store and get to data. The SSD connects directly through a cable to the motherboard and stores information. Learn more about the motherboard here Motherboard.  

Standard hard drives (HDD) have been used over Solid State Drives ever since they came out.  The price of the SSD was always higher than hard drives.  Plus standard hard drives are much easier to manufacture.  However the Solid State Drive is a clear winner looking  at the numbers, but the price has made it less desirable.  The access speed of an SSD is almost 100 times faster than an HDD.  This allows everything else to run faster as well if you are using an SSD.  The Solid State Drive is more reliable that a HDD.  It has no moving parts and uses non-volatile flash memory.  This makes it more reliable than the HDD.  The SSD has very large capacities, but the price is very expensive.  The SSD uses less power than a standard HDD.  This is great for laptops because it saves battery.  It is also noiseless because it has no moving parts.  Also the lack of moving parts allows the SSD to generate less heat and have a longer life span. The Solid State Drive is also mot magnetic, unlike the standard hard drive.  This is good because with strong magnets you can erase stuff of a HDD.  This is possible because the HDD using magnets to write information onto its platter.

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