312-253-4321    Get SUPPORT

Alchetec Blog

Alchetec has been serving the Chicago area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Here’s Why Solid State Drives are Way Better Than Traditional Hard Disk Drives

Here’s Why Solid State Drives are Way Better Than Traditional Hard Disk Drives

Your business has plenty of choices for data storage, but there are few options better suited for business environments than the solid state drive. Even though the hard disk drive is more common, the solid state drive offers many benefits that your organization cannot dismiss--certainly not if you want to seize all possible opportunities.

What Makes a Hard Drive
It’s likely that a recently acquired hardware on your business’s infrastructure already has a solid state drive on board, but older technology will not likely have this option, and will require the purchase of an external drive. Still, don’t let anyone tell you that solid state isn’t worth investing in, as they provide great ways of skirting around the shortcomings of hard disk drives.

By nature, a hard disk drive is less stable than a solid state drive, primarily due to the way it’s built. Data is stored on magnetic disks that spin at extremely high speeds. Even though there are fail-safes built into the hard drives, failure is still inevitable with a device like this. You don’t want to put the future of your business at risk, as a data loss disaster is particularly hard to recover from. Still, doesn’t it seem strange that HDD is used so much more frequently than a SSD, even with the myriad of benefits of the later?

There is a very simple answer to this, and it’s that the price is right for hard disk storage compared to solid state drives. The cost per byte is lower for hard drives than it is for solid state, but it should be mentioned that the margin has shrunk in recent years. You can get several terabytes of storage in HDD for much less than SSD. According to Computer Hope, when purchased in bulk, storage is even cheaper, with drives storing over 500GB.

The Benefits of SSD
HDD is great for getting the most data storage in terms of price, but SSD beats hard disk storage in pretty much every other category. SSDs don’t rely on rapidly spinning hardware to store data, which means that they aren’t subject to the same wear and tear that a HDD experiences. Furthermore, since it’s flash memory, it has a much faster access time--up to 100 times faster, in fact. Plus, SSDs use less power and make less noise, creating less heat and lasting much longer.

We assure you that you’ll notice an immediate and long-term difference by switching from HDD to SSD. If your business needs assistance with technology management or consultation, reach out to us at 312-253-4321.

Threats to Your Data Come From All Sides
Tip of the Week: How to Calculate Basic Math Probl...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Cloud Malware Business Computing IT Services Productivity Hackers Privacy Network Security Managed IT Services Outsourced IT Email Software Ransomware Microsoft Backup IT Support Business Continuity Data Backup Computer Mobile Devices Hosted Solutions Small Business Internet Cloud Computing Hardware Smartphone Data Management Data Recovery Business Android Remote Monitoring Managed IT Data Innovation User Tips Communication Disaster Recovery Browser Google Windows 10 Business Management Managed Service Provider Office 365 BYOD Smartphones Cybersecurity Mobile Device Internet of Things Passwords Efficiency Government Saving Money IT Support Paperless Office Productivity Phishing Risk Management Holiday Artificial Intelligence SaaS Infrastructure Facebook Telephone Systems Social Media Tip of the week Encryption Recovery Server VoIP Going Green Vendor Management Data Storage Word IT Management Save Money Workplace Tips Document Management Tech Term Windows Work/Life Balance Data Security Managed IT Services Antivirus Money Project Management Virtual Reality IT Service Windows 10 Hosted Solution Applications Firewall Robot Training Data loss Virtualization Unified Threat Management Password Files Vulnerability Twitter Health Scam Server Management Collaboration Outlook Flexibility Microsoft Office VPN Remote Computing Gmail Office Virtual Private Network Identity Theft Upgrades Storage Licensing Computing Alert Mobile Device Management Samsung Mobility Help Desk Compliance Two-factor Authentication Network Maintenance Redundancy Regulations Analytics Apps Politics Chrome HIPAA Big Data Digital Payment Employer-Employee Relationship Mobile Security Miscellaneous Computers Upgrade Business Technology Tablet Wireless Automation App File Sharing How To Wi-Fi Monitors Uninterrupted Power Supply GPS Consultation Computer Repair Data Warehousing YouTube Superfish User Error Chatbots Google Maps Servers Chromebook Cortana Computing Infrastructure Physical Security Crowdsourcing Mouse Wireless Technology Travel Tracking Botnet Microsoft Excel IBM Settings Printer Identity Alerts Hacker End of Support Comparison Solid State Drive Quick Tips Electronic Medical Records Printing Blockchain Customer Relationship Management Digital Networking Access Control Websites Emoji Bring Your Own Device Cooperation IT Solutions Specifications Website Hard Disk Drive Processors Taxes Google Drive Legal Permissions Customer Service Spyware SharePoint Social Networking Statistics Staff Bandwidth Law Enforcement Black Friday Mail Merge Avoiding Downtime 3D Printing Fraud Spam Techology Dark Data Downloads Motherboard Software Tips Bluetooth Operations Gadget Social Engineering Cyber Monday Address BDR Time Management Unified Communications How To Disaster Resistance Multi-Factor Security Mobile Computing Humor Augmented Reality Smart Technology Notifications Supercomputer Network Management Sports Net Neutrality Tech Support Proactive IT Wearable Technology Safety Network Congestion Google Calendar Router History Hacking Business Growth Content Filtering Office Tips Social Distributed Denial of Service The Internet of Things Corporate Profile Gadgets IT Budget Touchscreen Communications Internet Exlporer IT Consulting Legislation Modem Cabling Trending Education Telephony Managed IT Service WannaCry Computer Care Data Breach IT Technicians Automobile Cookies USB Firefox Personal Information Break Fix Technology Laws Mirgation Update Unsupported Software Hotspot Display Software as a Service Nanotechnology Disaster Shortcut Virus WiFi Assessment Search Dark Web VoIP Lenovo Unified Threat Management Migration Apple Heating/Cooling Mobile Data Language Technology Tips Patch Management Black Market 5G Smart Tech Marketing Connectivity Motion Sickness Machine Learning Downtime IP Address Relocation Sync Mobile Office Domains IT Consultant Private Cloud Hard Drives CrashOverride Mobile Device Managment Public Speaking Error Lithium-ion battery Information Technology Public Cloud Hacks Cleaning Hiring/Firing Budget Competition G Suite Fun Emergency Users Staffing Administrator Screen Reader Presentation Cybercrime