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Windows 7: whats the difference of ssd to hdd

12 Aug 2012   #1

windows xp pro 32-bit
whats the difference of ssd to hdd

i have some knowledge about ssd all i know is they are not mehanical like no moving parts
what makes ssd so better than hdd's and why are they so costly

and another question what are the pros and cons of hdd and sdd

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12 Aug 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Simply put the speed of flash memory versus a traditional spinning hard drive makes the SSD the clear winner for speedy boots and shut downs as are the read and write speeds extremely fast.

Then you move to energy consumption and heat which don't account for much in a desk top but the smaller and more portable the device the more it will help.

Now for the down side which has minimized by leaps and bounds since the early days of the SSD. Price and storage size, today most people are using these SSD's for the OS and software only while keeping data and none essential games and software on a large or several large HDD's or spinners.

Lastly the shock proof design of a SSD should in theory be much greater than a mechanically spinning hard drive.

In my humble opinion the SSD is the most trans-formational device with which I've added to my various rig and no serious computer today would be as functional without one. With costs of 60-80 gb SSD's well under $100 usd and 120-128gbs for around $125.00 it's a real no brainer!
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12 Aug 2012   #3

windows xp pro 32-bit

you said the ssd is for os and software, is it good for gaming than hdd's
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12 Aug 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Gaming performance isn't likely to improve with an SSD, but games will load faster from an SSD.
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