What is the Difference???

AbDevils

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Jun 22, 2012
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Guys pls explain the difference between a normal Harddrive ( like Western Digital's) and an SSD???

I've seen the SSD recommendations by many people and i do not understand this as i've founf the SSD to have a lower storage capacity than the normal Hard drive???
 

Pinhedd

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Normal hard drives use a rotating metallic platter to store information. When information from a specific location is needed, the drive must rotate to that location before it can be read or written. The drives rotate very quickly but computers operate much much faster, thus the use of mechanically moving parts adds a significant delay between when an operation is requested and when that operation is completed.

Solid State Drives or SSDs for short store their information electrically through the use of transistors, thus removing the movement delay. This greatly reduces the time delay for read and write operations which can make certain applications more responsive.
 

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