Development of on-device storage technology desktop and laptops are currently growing. If initially still using a hard disk drive (HDD), now also introduced a Solid State Drive (SSD) as an alternative data storage that is much more efficient and resistant to collisions.
SSD is a piece of hardware that utilizes a series of integrated circuit components (ICs) with the ability to read data on desktop or a laptop is much faster than a hard disk drive (HDD).
In addition, laptops and PCs that already use SSDs also have the advantage of booting much faster, not prone to shocks and not making noise and not making the device hot like a HDD.
What is SSD
Solid State Drives are actually prepared to replace outdated hard disk drive (HDD) technology and have far better advantages than HDDs, ranging from performance efficiency to far more efficient power consumption levels.
Similar to HDD, this computer hardware does have a function as a data storage area that does not use a magnetic disk drive but uses a silicon chip as a much more efficient data storage area with faster and maximum data reading capabilities.
This storage hardware utilizes non-volatile data storage and reading memory so as to make the ability to access data and programs faster
SSD Key Features
Besides being equipped with an integrated storage memory chip with the ability to store and read data faster. There are also various main features embedded in this computer device.
This hardware has dimensions that are much smaller than HDD. In addition, the weight of the SSD is also fairly light so that it does not make the laptop load heavy and does not affect the design of the PC or laptop because of its slim shape.
In terms of performance, the ability to read and write data on Solid State Drives even has speeds of up to 400 mb/s (megabytes per second) or eight times faster than HDDs, so it doesn’t take a long time to transfer or open data.
Likewise, when the device is booting the process becomes faster, because this hardware has the mechanical ability to read data on the device quickly without having to wait too long.
If HDDs are very susceptible to impacts that can affect the performance of their mechanical discs, then they are different from SSDs because they already use the best quality silicon technology and materials and are able to withstand impacts.
Compatible for All Devices
As the most superior storage device, SSD is also compatible for all PC devices, laptops, even for application on game consoles or even as the most flexible external storage with its simple form.
Anti Noise (Noisy)
As a replacement for HDD, SSD has utilized microchips technology whose performance has been integrated with each other so that it makes it different from HDD which uses a disc drive with a rotating disc which is easy to wear out, causing noise that tends to be noisy and causes a fairly hot temperature in the device.
In terms of power consumption, SSDs are much more efficient because the power needed to access them is no more than 1 watt. This low power consumption is much more efficient when compared to HDDs which require up to 10 watts of electrical power.