SSD vs HDD - Why Solid State Drives
Solid state drives provide substantial benefits over traditional hard drives. Whether you're refreshing an old laptop or trying to maximize the potential of the latest desktop, SSDs are the ultimate way to "feel" the difference in your everyday computing performance!
Hard drives consist of various moving parts making them susceptible to shock and damage, while SSDs use a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted on a circuit board and are shock resistant up to 1500g/0.5ms.
While HDDs take longer to access data because of their need for the disks to spin, SSDs can be up to 100 times faster as data can be accessed instantaneously resulting in total system acceleration.
One universally accepted metric for measuring SSD reliability is known as an “annual failure rate.” Exhaustive studies have shown that SSDs have an annual failure rate of tenths of 1%, while the AFRs for HDDs can run as high as 4 to 6 percent.
Which can lead to up to 30 more minutes of battery life for notebook users.
Thanks to no moving parts and completing tasks faster, SSDs run at cooler temperatures.
Sources: anandtech.com; techreport.com (case testing)
Making mobile users who lug around their notebook happy.