Nowadays, if you take your computer or notebook that is always stuck to a technician, it is likely that he will recommend a SSD as a solution to problems. But do you know why? Stay tuned in this article that I will teach you everything you need to know about SSD!
What is an SSD?
SSDs, or Solid State Drive (solid state drive), are components that serve to store data, as well as the famous HDs, Hard Disk (hard drive). The difference between the two lies in their internal components.
Hard drives have several moving parts inside, including a needle and disk, responsible for recording data, and all the components responsible for making them move properly.
SSDs are basically a flash memory chip (high capacity), just like portable storage media, popularly known as “Pendrives”.
Another difference between the two is that an SSD is relatively more expensive than a conventional HD. You can find a good SSD today, with 250GB of storage space, for a price close to BRL 230the same value to buy a 1TB HD (4x more space).
What do you need to know about the differences between SSD and HD?
Now, you might be wondering why buy an SSD instead of a HD. The answers are multiple.
The main one is speed. Since the SSD has no moving parts to read and write files, the performance is more than 10 times that of a regular HD.
But that’s not the only appeal of SSDs. They are silent and heat up much less, qualities that also make them more resistant, whether for prolonged use or drops.
Another very important point about solid state drives (SSD) is that, unlike hard drives (HD), they do not need to be defragmented to increase or recover performance.
SSD Types: SATA vs NVMe
The two types of SSD you will see around are the SATAN it’s the NVMe. Although they work in almost identical ways, the ways you connect them to your computer are different.
While SATA is plugged into the same connection as hard drives (the SATA port), NVMe plugs into the computer’s PCIe slot, a connection several times faster than SATA, making it faster.
No matter which one you choose, an SSD is definitely going to be better than a HD. In certain systems, it is possible to see the reduction of the boot time of the computers of almost 20 times, mainly if the HD is already old.
And the benefits spill over into computer operation as well. Programs opening almost instantly and without stuttering during execution, even games can run “smoother”.
It is important to know that the SSD does not increase the power of the computer in games, but it can decongest data loading, making the game more fluid.
You need a?
After seeing all the advantages of solid state drives, it’s easy to come to a conclusion, isn’t it?
If you need speed and silence while using your computer or notebook, you don’t have much to think about, SSD will always be a better option.
The only case where the HD makes sense is as a disk for storage. For example, you can use SSD to install the operating system and enjoy a better experience while using your HD to store all your files, which is much cheaper (tested and approved tip by the editor of Bit Magazine).
Even so, there are still people who prefer to invest more in an SSD with a larger capacity and completely discard the hard drives of their computers.
Are you ready to get rid of your hard drive once and for all and enter the SSD era?