Do You Really Need SSDs, Or The Traditional Hard Drives Will Be Just Fine?

Our devices are getting smaller and smaller everyday and we like that, but we don’t want the same thing happens to our devices’ storage spaces.  The good news is that we don’t have to sacrifice storage space for smaller devices, because SSDs (solid-state drives) are capable to be shrunk in sizes as small as a postage stamp and yet it has the capacity that rival the traditional hard drives.  It seems SSD technology is superior than previous generation hard drive technology, but it’s also more expensive.  In fact, the traditional hard drives are around ten times cheaper, and you can do the math to see why SSDs aren’t so desirable yet!  Besides the points that I already point out, SSDs tend to be faster in seeking small amount of data at times and energy efficient.

We can make an educated guess that in the near future SSDs will make traditional hard drives obsoleted.  Only how SSDs are priced now that the situation allows the traditional hard drives stay desirable for many people.  Some people already have SSDs in their devices, but they just don’t know!  All in all, the point of this article is to help people who do not know the differences between SSD and traditional hard drives to be better informed when they decide to purchase devices that give them choices between the two technologies.

Sometimes, knowing what you need can save you tons of money.  In this case, it is clearly that traditional hard drives can be very desirable still as you can purchase ever more larger storage space with them but with lesser prices than those SSDs.  I say if you have money to burn, then get those devices that utilize SSDs for these are more capable in features.  If SSDs are just too expensive for you, the traditional hard drives will be just as good.  Check out a video from Butterscotch.com which goes into details about the differences between SSD and the traditional hard drives right after the break.

http://player.wizzard.tv/player/o/i/x/130080761919/config/k-5659f2e94679f917/uuid/null/episode/k-64d754171ab241ba

Source:  http://www.butterscotch.com/show/Mechanical-Hard-Drives-Vs-Solid-State-Drives

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