Comparing capacity and cost isn’t the only factor to consider when selecting storage. The type of storage your computer uses has an impact on its performance, as well as its power consumption and reliability. The two main storage options to consider are solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disc drives (HDDs). Here’s a quick comparison between SSD and HDD.
- An HDD is a computer’s internal data storage device.
- Data is stored on magnetically spinning discs.
- To read and write data on the disc, the HDD has an arm with transducers.
- The arm which is also called the Needle moves the heads across the disc to access data.
- HDDs are generally cheaper and consume a lot of power compared to SSD.
- SSD is a computer’s internal data storage device.
- An SSD stores all data in integrated circuits.
- SSDs are more expensive
Here is a detailed video showing the differences between SSD and HDD.