SSD vs HDD: Which should you choose?

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Here you can see a detailed comparison of SSD and HDD. It’s now up to you which one is fitted for your everyday use.

SSD VS HDD

SSD

HDD
Access Time:Access speeds of 35 to 100 microseconds, nearly 100 x faster. Programs run more quicklyApprox 5000 to 10,000 microseconds
Price:

 

More. Generally for additional storageMuch cheaper
Reliability:

 

No moving parts. Flash memory to store data, provides an increase in performance and reliabilityMoving parts and magnetic platters. The more use they get, the faster they wear and fail
Capacity:

 

Anything over 512GB, beyond price rangeReasonable prices for several terabytes
Power:

 

Uses less power, over time, lower energy bill. Increases laptop battery life.More power used, due to all parts and requirements to spin the platters
Noise:

 

No moving parts = no noiseLoudest component in computer, often due to the spinning
Size:

 

Available in 2.5, 1.8 and 1.0, increases the available spaceUsually 3.5 and 2.5, no options for any smaller
Heat:

 

No moving parts = less heat, helps increase lifespan and reliabilityHeat due to moving parts. Heat slowly does damage

Magnetism:

Not affected

Relies off magnetism to write information, possibly erased from HDD with strong magnets

 

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