SSD vs HDD

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The year 2020 marks the 64th anniversary of the evergreen (HDD) Hard Disk Drive. As days progress, we have seen a sudden boom in the (SSD) Solid State Drive markets, and newer computers come equipped with one such storage system. The fundamental reason why users are ending up purchasing SSDs are for the transfer speed such drives have in them to offer. While on the other hand, let us not forget that conventional HDDs are still the budget kings and form up to a remarkably low cost, large capacity data storage systems.

Here in this blog, we will first talk a little about the history of data storage devices. The evolution of data storage devices, and even what the future beholds for our memory drives storing vital, and essential data which are extremely precious and valuable at the same time. Besides that, we will mainly discuss the difference between a conventional HDD and a modern-day SSD.

Hence, stay all eyes and read on to what all you need to know regarding the best data storage device you may use for your next dream PC build according to your requirements. You can also check the wide range of SSDs available on our website.

It All Began With RAMAC!

IBM RAMAC

IBM was the first brand to develop and produce a commercial hard disk drive for computers and named it RAMAC. The term RAMAC might boggle your minds, but it won’t anymore once you read what it stands for. RAMAC meant a Random Access Method of Accounting and Control. The brand named the storage system as IBM 350, and no wonder it required a complete room to operate efficiently.

Talking about the size, consider two domestic refrigerators, and there you have the world’s first commercial data storage device. You might be wondering about the capacity, RAMAC used to offer? Yes, two refrigerators to store 5MB of data. No, you read that right, only 5 megabytes of data for a room full of the hard disk.

Well, by now you have understood that 64 years ago, a megabyte of data would cost you around $640. Considering that amount of money, think how massive would an iPhone 7 be for your pockets. Approximately $20.5 million a month.

The Evolution of Plug and Play —

Back in 1980, a startup named Shugart Technology (Now known as Seagate Technology) brought in a 5MB hard disc drive and kept the design aspect so ideal that it could fit into any of those personal computers. Half a century later, our storage drives have modified themselves to such an extent that Today, you can stamp 2 Terrabytes of storage onto the size of an SD Card. Now, People like us find it very difficult to settle with the best one. Personal computers played an immense role in such an iconic revolution.

So what makes an SSD stand out from a conventional HDD?

The conventional hard disc drive is the evergreen source of storing data for personal computers. Thanks to steady technological updates which enabled the hard disc drive to store more capacity for a lesser price. Hard Disc Drives primarily have three main components, disk stacks that spin around a central axis, a spindle which reads the data from those discs at a speed of around 5400-7400 depending on the performance of the drive, and a digital circuit converting that analog information into binary data. Generally, you can get a clear idea that to get all the above things done you need a lot of reading/writing time. 

While on the other hand, an SSD is the emperor of speed. The basic difference of why a solid-state drive gets to have an amazing read/write speed is that it doesn’t have any moving parts like a conventional hard disc drive. It stores data on an integrated circuit. SSDs are more like flash memory, just like a computer chip it has the ability to store information even when the computer power supply is turned off. The principle of operation is the same as that of a storage system present on your smartphone or tablet. However, the only difference is that computer SSDs are way faster than those found on your mobile devices. 

Below mentioned are a few significant differences which are a must to know:

    • In terms of storage capacity, an SSD, for now, offers anywhere between 64GB-1TB, whereas a conventional hard disc will offer 500GB-4TB of storage space.
    • Reliability in operation will always be with the SSDs, as conventional hard disc drives have moving parts, they tend to undergo more failures while mistakenly bearing a shock or a drop.
    • When it comes to noise, solid-state drives again come out as winners. HDDs due to their moving parts have a subsequent noise level.
    • As said earlier SSDs are true speed kings, and there stands no difference in comparison to that of an HDD.

When it comes to what is more frequently available, then you need not worry a bit more as our store has got the best storage solution, stocked in an ample amount

Our Top Picks :—

1) PNY 240GB CS900 INTERNAL SSD

PNY 240GB CS900 INTERNAL SSD

For budget-friendly PC builds, the PNY 240GB internal EVO SSD will fetch you the best upgrade to a high-speed storage device. Install it on your laptop or desktop computer to find all the magic. 

2) ADATA XPG SPECTRIX S40G RGB 512GB M.2

Adata XPG

If you have a motherboard that does support an M.2 SSD drive, then look no further and get this ADATA XPG series 512GB SSD. Along with uncompromisable speeds, this SSD comes equipped with RGB to give the gamer inside you a sigh of relief. Also, let’s not forget the additional 62% off on the same product. 

3) SAMSUNG 860 PRO 1TB

SAMSUNG 860 PRO 1TB

Who said SSDs are not meant for high capacity storage? This drive from Samsung is the correct answer to that question. If you are a producer and looking for something you can rely upon, then this storage device is what you should buy. 

Final Words on SSDs —

We hope by now, you have realized what it feels like to own an SSD and get those remarkable speeds. Hence, make sure to go through our store on storage drives before you start building your next dream rig. 

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