What are the differences between a HDD and a SSD hard drive?
HDD and SSD have a very different operating principle:
The HDD(hard disk drive) consists of a magnetic disk and a read/write head which is on an arm accesses the data while the platters are spinning.
An SSD(solid-state drive) composed of several flash memories. It’s comparable to a USB stick and therefore even after heavy falls usually still functional.
Because of the missing mechanical parts, the SSD is not only break-proof, it also has a much better performance than a hard drive.
The advantages of an SSD :
- noticeable quicker read and write speeds
- low energy requirements
- more compact design
- noiseless operation
- no data loss due to vibrations
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