what are the differences between solid state drive and flash storage?
- Asked by Letícia U from Montreal
- Apr 6, 2013
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They are both one and the same, technology wise similar.
SSD is a drive in itself. Flash is also similar to SSD but this uses no power to store data.
compare a SSD(hardrive) in your computer to a Pen Drive(USB storage..like PNY/sandisk etc).
Essentially both kinds do not use a mechanical moving parts to store and retrieve data.
- Answered by Aditya U from Lincoln
- Feb 9, 2014
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To many people the terms are more or less interchangeable but SSD refers to the unit itself (the drive) whereas flash storage refers to the memory chips that are contained in the unit. Flash storage also refers to the technology itself.
- Answered by John H Y from Lubbock
- Jan 24, 2014
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A Solid state drive, or an SSD, is a lot faster in terms of read and write speeds that a conventional hard drive. This means when saving or opening files it will be a lot quicker and boot up time will be dramatically quicker, most macs with SSDs can boot within 15 seconds, that is less than half the time a hard drive would take (my old imac took 45 seconds with a hard drive). You will also find applications will launch faster as well. I have SSDs in all my computers and I now find it frustrating how slow a computer with a hard drive is! Overall it is one of the best upgrades you can do to any computer.
- Answered by Jas N from Lymm
- Feb 3, 2014
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Applications launch faster in a mac which consist of flash storage as compared to the macs that consist of hard drive.
There re no moving parts in flash storage macs. Rebooting is faster in flash storage macs as compared to the hard drive one's. Also they are light in weight.
- Answered by Roshni F
- Feb 21, 2014
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what is a solid state drive?
- Asked by Romano L from Canmore
- Mar 11, 2013
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Flash storage is faster, but what about storage capacity?
- Asked by Betty M from Charleston
- Feb 27, 2014
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