Solid State Drives at Future Shop
You may already be familiar with the technology of hard drives, the component inside your desktop or laptop computer that’s responsible for storing all of your files. Traditional hard drives save data by storing them onto magnetic discs, which spin at high speeds and are accessed by an arm that does the actual reading and writing of data.
The hard drive system is gradually being replaced by a new storage technology: solid state drives (SSD). This form of storage is a type of flash memory, the same basic type of technology that’s used in a USB stick (otherwise known as a thumb drive or pen drive) and in tablets and smartphones. Solid state drives have no moving parts, and they’re faster than hard drives, which provides better performance. SSDs are particularly useful in laptops because they consume less power, resulting in longer battery life, and are more durable than hard drives, so if you drop your laptop the solid state drive is more likely to keep your data intact. Laptops with solid state drives can boot up faster and take less time to wake from sleep mode.
Due to these advantages, as well as dropping flash memory prices, SSDs are becoming more prevalent in computers, especially laptops. There’s a good chance that the next laptop you buy could be equipped with a solid state drive instead of a hard drive.
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