20 March 2024

SSD Vs HDD? Which one is better?

Has your PC's performance slowed? Are you going to update your hard drive to an SSD? Or are you planning to create a new desktop computer in the near future? Let's look into HDD vs SSD to assist you decide which is a better option. 

Difference between SSD and HDD

  1. If you require storage space and have a limited budget, then an HDD is a better solution. On the other hand, if you want good powerful performance, fast boot and improved overall speed, with budget is not your concern, then SSD is the best alternative.
  2. SSDs are faster than HDDs. Thus, It is used for gaming, photo and video editing and other intensive tasks. 
  3. SSDs start from 128 GB to 1 TB. Whereas, HDDs range is higher it can go up to 16 TB and more.
  4. SSD store data on electronic circuit called flash memory, while HDD store data on mechanically moving, magnetic disk. SSDs are a newer technology that uses physical and chemical properties of silicon to offer more storage volume, speed and efficiency. 
  5. The SSD copies data to a new block, then erases the old block, then again writes new to old block by changing its charges. Whereas HDD moves head to the nearest available location by changing the charge of bits in that area to read and write data.