What is Solid State Drive (SSD), Its Types And Speed

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Image Showing Different Type Of SSD
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What is Solid State Drive (SSD), Its Types And Speed: As Technology advancing data transfer rate become faster as compared to previous gen as when you want to store a data a whole building or room a require to store it, as it holds as much of bit or byte or megabyte memory. But nowadays we actually surpass this drive space very earlier, while our smartphone now stores about 16GB or data or even more while it does not require a whole room or building to store it, as 1GB include 1024MB so you may wonder how this technology become so small which means that we really live in future. But as storage space is increasing data transfer rate is slow even very slow if you are using old drives or ports like USB 2.0. So how this thing can be solved while the solution is here SSD or Solid State Drive.

But you may wonder how SSD solves all these problems, why SSD only, what is the difference between SSD and HDD, various other questions so stay here and let’s get started.

SSD 10X Speed And Quick Boot Of Window Compare To HDD:

What is SSD?:

SSD or Solid State Drive is ahead of HDD, as it writes data and store data very rapidly while compared to HDD a typical SSD do all these functions 10 times faster. SSD has made its origins in the 1950s with using technology like magnetic core memory and charged capacitor read-only storage, as time passes technology to find its path. SSD based on either wire connection like SATA Express or on board like M.2 or Flash or PCIe-Based.

As all these connectivity options are based on either speed or convenient size requirement. While new MacBook Pro which uses PCIe-Based which has read speed of 3.1 Gbps and Write Speed of 2.1 Gbps which made this notebook to have world fastest storage speed.

Why SSD Over HDD?

Comparing with other storage option like Floppy Disks, CD or HDD, SSD doesn’t include any movable mechanical components. As all previous storage options use either spinning disk and movable read/write heads. SSDs uses nonvolatile memory (i.e., NAND flash) as its storage media. The lack of moving parts and the use of silicon as the media give the device the “solid-state” name. This attribute makes SSDs less fragile than HDDs. AS SSDs are typically more resistant to physical shock, run silently, have lower access time, faster and smaller size, have lower latency, and more than other feature. But SSD is more expensive than HDD as it requires more premium grade material to build.

Speed Of Types Of Storage
Speed Of Types Of Storage

SSD also do some collaboration with HDD as this will allow the user to store large data in SSD combined with HDD and this drives swipes data when requiring to overall performance time will increase.

Why SSDs?

SSDs now starting to become common as various brands like Apple, Samsung, HP, Dell or many other now start to use SSD which deliver faster user response time with lower latency. As SSD help system to power up in less than 10 sec while when a device in sleep SSD opens up the device with a flick of your eye. So you may think SSD is very useful but still too costly but various brands like Samsung has launched their low-cost SSD like Samsung Evo 750 or 850 which relatively lower than fastest SSD but faster than HDD with 10 times. SSD market will grow recently in few years and all next-gen device will have SSD as a primary device.

Boot Speed OF SSD V/s HDD
Boot Speed OF SSD V/s HDD

Brands like Apple has completely shifted their product like from HDD to SSD PCIe-based which made their product faster than ever, many ultrabooks now support this drive. As technology will grow more advance we will surely able to lower the cost of SSD.

SSD is available in very low data option like 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1 TB. But world largest storage SSD is Samsung 16TB SSD which is way large we think of and speed is phenomenal but this drive cost too much.

Talking about SSD industry, they shipped around 11 million units in 2009, 17.3 million units in 2011 for a total of $5 billion, 39 million in 2012. As rising and expectation of SSD grows demand is also increasing and in the year 2016 industry shipped about 201.4 million units in 2016 and in future 2017 they almost shipped 227 million units.

While the innovation and user expectation to speed never come down and it may happen that SSD also replaced by some other technology in near future but still there is not another technology which replacing it. Hope you may get some information about SSD while you know more facts about SSD and your device which you are using may have SSD so use SSD as it full limits and if you don’t have it lets give a try.

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