Should I buy a solid state drive (SSD) or a hard disk drive (HDD) ?

If you’ve stumbled here, you’re probably looking to get a new hard drive for your computer or laptop. Maybe your old one is constantly blue screening you, or maybe you’re just tired of dealing with slow loading times; whatever your reasons may be, we’re here to help you make the right purchase.

The Case for a Solid State Drive (SSD)

Traditional HDDs involve the use of moving, mechanical parts when retrieving your information from the hard drive, while solid state drives store and retrieve data only through stationary electrical circuits. The difference? Regular hard drives are unable to manipulate data as quickly as a solid state drive can. Having a SSD in your machine will ensure that those dreadfully long start-up times will be cut to just a few seconds. In addition, file transfers will be much smoother, and there will be a notable improvement in the speed of launching and loading applications.

 

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It wasn’t until recently that solid state drives became affordable ($/gb) to the general consumer.