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Windows 7: Solid State and Mechanical HDs whats the diff?

03 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Solid State and Mechanical HDs whats the diff?

As the title indicates I have this question Solid State and Mechanical HDs whats the diff?THX

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03 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Solid state: no moving parts, much much much faster, lower capacity, very expensive per GB, no sound; similar to RAM.

Mechanical: Spinning discs, cheap, generate heat and noise; available in larger capacities.
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03 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

A SSD uses flash memory, like a thumb drive and SD card.

A hard disk uses magnetic platers, like a floppy disk.

Read this article on SSDs and this article on hard disks for more info.

SSDs are way faster than HDDs, more reliable, use less energy, and run cooler. They also cost way more.

Hope this helps,
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