Which is better?? SSD or Hard Drives - GoTechTalk


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Which is better?? SSD or Hard Drives

SSDs or Hard Drives
Which is better an SSD or a hard drive, honestly it's sort of like asking which is better a motorcycle or a semi-truck??, so you might be sitting there saying that's a weird thing to say, why would you say something like that and the answer is because they're really not that comparable they're just different,.

Let's start with performance when it comes to raw speed.

I see many folks comparing the sequential speed of an SSD to the sequential speed of a hard drive and say oh well they're kind of similar but the reality of it is different, unless you copy large files back and forth all day, this specification is pretty much meaningless, I'm serious it has nothing to do with the way that they will do that you will perceive the performance in the real-world,  SSDs are all about little data transactions that happen all the time all over the place, when you're running something like an operating system on them you know an instant message comes through a program  it needs to access a ton of little files all over the place, these are the times when not having to physically move ahead across a disk allows an HDD to utterly destroy a hard drive in terms of performance in system responsiveness any modern SSD will be easily several times faster than any hard drive and sometimes much more than that.

Ok that's great but what if you have lots of data to store and that's your main concern it's not like playing back video or music files or looking at your archive of pictures requires blazing fast performance, so this is where hard drives still excel, at the time of writing  this blog Rs 11.000/- buys you either a 256 gigabyte SSD or a 4 terabyte yes a 16 times larger hard drive for that kind of difference in price per gig you could literally build two hard drive based storage boxes and have one of them set up as an off-site backup with the money that you saved by not using an SSD based backup solution.

So yes folks for mass storage of data we are a little away from hard drives being replaced by SSDs, but what about reliability now this one's a little bit complicated, hard drives are pretty reliable these days but as devices with moving parts they will die eventually the good news is they usually give warning signs like if your hard drive is making clicking noises right now for example first check to make sure it hasn't turned into a dolphin, then replace it if it is still a hard drive but the bad news is that any kind of use will wear them out, for SSDs reading from them a lot won't really wear them out very much especially if you keep them running cool but if you write to them heavily you can kill a consumer-grade model relatively quickly so I guess I'd put it this way in an environment where shock is an everyday occurrence such as in a notebook or tablet I would choose SSD every time in an environment where that's not the case then reliability to me is a secondary factor after I determine my performance and storage needs which leads us to the in-between solution, hybrid drives these hold the technology of hard drives and SSDs at the same time.

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