what is a solid state drive?
- Asked by Romano L from Canmore
- 03 11, 13
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A Solid State Drive is an alternative to a HDD (hard drive) which stores everything a hard drive would but it is smaller, weighs less, comes in multiple sizes ranging from 64 all the way up to around 500 Gb and here's the best part, it's a lot quicker than a hard drive, meaning the start up speed is usually phenomenal compared to HDD. Hope this helps!
- Answered by Austin G from San Diego
- 05 15, 13
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An SSD is alternate form for a hard drive. All non-moving parts, the drive is made up of transistors, digital logic gates, etc. Read/Write speeds are tremendous and hence why all consumers are targeting this technology for their storage due to the speed. An SSD doesn't have "sectors" or a needle on a spindle accessing files, everything is done digitally and quicker.
Power consumption is less than a traditional hard drive, 100x's faster in seeking times compared to a traditional hard drive.
- Answered by Demetrios K from Charlotte
- 05 7, 14
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what are the differences between solid state drive and flash storage?
- Asked by Letícia U from Montreal
- 04 6, 13
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What are the technical disadvantages of the solid state hard drive versus the conventional hard drive in a MacBook Pro?
- Asked by Galina M from Calgary
- 01 3, 14
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