Solid State Disks (SSD) use non-volatile flash memory for data storage, providing several benefits over traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) technology:
Improved Performance: The most noticeable benefit of SSD technology is improved I/O speed. SSDs boast random I/O rates up to 100 times faster than the best HDDs, and the lack of seek time reduces latency and further boosts I/OPS.
Superior Reliability: SSDs store data on nonvolatile microchips. The lack of moving parts makes them far less susceptible to mechanical failures. In addition, they offer greater protection against extreme shock, vibration than HDDs have lower access time and latency.
Low Power Consumption: SSDs use NAND based flash memory which saves memory even without power. They consume power only while reading or writing data which explains the less power consumption, also producing less heat and noise. SSD uses fewer drives to meet same operational performance, majorly reducing high cooling as well as electricity costs.
Data Protection: SSD firmware includes advanced data management functions, including over-provisioning, error detection code and error correction algorithms. Built-in dynamic and static wear-leveling and bad block mapping algorithms extend service life and prevent disk corruption.
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