Advantages and Disadvantages of the SSD Drives Which Will One Day Replace Computer Hard Drives

Solid State Drives (SSDs) provide extremely fast computer memory, and as their name suggests, unlike all hard drives until now, they don’t have any moving parts.

Ready to go? Let’s start then. First the positions in favor and the reasons supporting:

The first point in support of the SSD drive which will one day replace computer hard drives is going to be able to speed up the ability of our computers to access our data. Although our computer’s processors (CPUs) have been continuing to get faster, hard drive manufacturers have been better at increasing the quantity of data we can store on our hard drives than increasing the speed. Speed has risen, but not as much as other parts have so that the hard drive file access speed has now become a bottleneck within the average modern computer.

A second point in favor of SSDs would be the fact that SSDs do not need time to spin up to speed before the data can be read, when you turn them on, so computers using SSDs should start (boot-up) faster.

The 3rd supporting point shall be lower use of energy, because there is no disk or platter to rotate at a high speed whenever the PC is switched on.

A 4th support point in favor is going to be cooler running.

And last (but not necessarily least) we’ve got the fifth point in support which is that SSDs don’t suffer from fragmentation as they are used. Fragmentation splits up the data stored into smaller chunks as the hard drive gets older, and this needs correcting on current hard by running software in the background which moves files around and joins them up again. If this is not done a PC’s data/file loading time gets slower over-time.

And on the other hand, for balance, the Con side, against:

Firstly, the point against is going to be they are not available yet in quite such large sizes as hard drives.

The 2nd point against is going to be they are still expensive when compared with traditional hard drives.

A 3rd significant point against is on the rare occasions they do fail, you will probably lose access to all your data, whereas some data may be recoverable from hard drives sometimes, after failure.

4th point in contra will be supply and demand means that you may be able to get them in high street made computers, but to buy one to retrofit into an older PC may be difficult as stock may not be available.

Fifth and then finally, last point in contra shall be older computers may not be able to take SSDs as an update, due to connection interface compatibility problems.


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