A solid state drive (SSD) is an electronic storage drive built on solid state architecture. SSDs are built with NAND and NOR flash memory to store non-volatile data and dynamic random access memory (DRAM). A SSD and magnetic hard disk drive (HDD) share a similar purpose.
A SSD is also known as a solid state disk (SSD) or electronic disk drive.
Flash memory: Contains storage memory.
Controller: An embedded microprocessor that processes functions, like error correction, data retrieval and encryption. Manages access to input/output (I/O) and read/write (R/W) operations between the SSD and host computer.
• Road warriors: People who shove their laptops into their bags indiscriminately will want the extra security of an SSD. That laptop may not be fully asleep when you violently shut it to catch your next flight. This also includes folks who work in the field, like utility workers and university researchers.
• Speed demons: If you need things done now, spend the extra bucks on SSD for quick boot-ups and app launches. Supplement with a storage SSD or hard drive if you need extra space (see below).
• Graphic arts and engineering professionals: Yes, we know we said they need hard drives, but the speed of an SSD may make the difference between completing two proposals for your client and completing five. These users are prime candidates for dual-drive systems (more on that below).
• Audio engineers and musicians: If you’re recording music, you don’t want the scratchy sound from a hard drive intruding. Go for quieter SSDs.
Improved Performance for Everyday Computing
With the performance boost from a SSD, you can browse the web, play a game, or simply start your system in a flash.
Solid State Reliability
Lightweight and shock resistant,SSDs use no moving parts and help keep your data safe from loss in the case of accidental bumps and drops.
Less Power. More Play
SSDs are among the lowest power consuming drives in the industry. And with less power used, your laptop runs longer.
- SAMSUNG SSD
- Kingston SSD
- WD SSD