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HDD versus SSD


Data storage comes in two types of technology:
First, is a hard drive (HDD) which has been around for the last 50 years.
Second type is the solid state drive (SSD) introduced 10 years ago and has dramatically increased the performance of modern computers.

A hard drive is mechanical, and uses small parts to to seek out data stored magnetically on a spinning platter.

Compare this is an SSD that uses flash memory to store and access data. As a result an SSD can run your programs and access your data almost instantaneously.



The flash technology translates to dramatically fast boot times, better multi tasking, quieter operation and better system cooling.As SSD's don't have small moving parts, they are harder to break and there is much less risk of drive failure.
However, this performance increase comes at a higher cost and isn't available in capacities higher than one terabyte.
If you need more storage space, then choose a hard drive. However if you want to make your computer like new, get almost instant load times, run applications faster, then upgrade to an SSD.


Upgradeable has everything you need to make the upgrade as easy as possible. We sell accessories, provide expert advice and employ technicians that can help with any installation issue. When you buy from Upgradeable, you are not just getting components, you become an Upgradeable customer, access to the best support and service.

We are an official reseller of the Crucial range of SSD drives. Our SSD range is listed here. Images are courtesy of Crucial, the official Crucial website