Solid State Drive (SSD)
SSD is a form of storage device that uses Integrated Circuits (IC) to form storage. Pixmania provides you with a wide range of SSD models to suit your requirements.
The new generation of Harddrive
An SSD or Solid-State-Drive is a type of data storage device that comprises of integrated circuit assemblies to form the memory and store data effectively. SSD discs, unlike other storage disks, do not have any actual ‘disc’ in them. They do not have any movable mechanical parts so they are easily distinguishable from other traditional storage media like hard-drives or floppy discs, which contain rotating discs and movable read/write heads. SSD discs are almost 10 times costlier than traditional hard drives but provide equal benefits as well. They are less susceptible to physical shock and have lesser access time, quieter operation and lesser latency. They use similar input/output interface as used in hard drives; hence they can easily replace the latter.
What you should know before buying an SSD?
There are three types of SSD discs available. RAM-based SSD discs require separate power sources like batteries to maintain data and disconnect from power. Owing to this issue, these discs are not used nowadays. Flash-based SSD discs are a significant improvement over the previous technology as they do not require a separate power source to maintain data. Although they are not fast like the earlier models, they are used as replacement drives for HDD because of their versatility and durability. Hybrid drives combine both HDD and SSD in a single unit. They have large hard disk space and SSD as fast cache memories to improve their performance. Internal SSDs are available in brands such as Sandisk, Plextor, and Intel.
Other advantages of using an SSD
SSD discs are most frequently as storage devices in high-tech computers used by military or other armed forces. The reason behind this is their durability and ability to sustain high intensity of physical shock. They are also used as storage media in USB flash drives/pen drives because of their space efficiency.